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New Zealand

23 April 2013

Radio New Zealand

More than 1000 people have had a firearms safety lecture and test - as part of a programme mostly designed for Maori. The two-year-old scheme called Whakatupato is run by the Mountain Safety Council in rural areas. It was set up after a 2005 survey showed about half of the gun users in Te Urewera didn't have a firearms licence, which means they weren't being told about the potential dangers. Mountain Safety Council manager Tracy Wakeford said elders are helping them... (

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