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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Authorising Disposal of Firearms, etc., Detained by Police.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 70 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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Authorising disposal of firearms, etc, detained by Police

(1) Without limiting the operation of any other provisions of this Act as to the disposal of any firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, imitation firearm, ammunition, or explosive seized or detained under this Act, any such firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, imitation firearm, ammunition, or explosive that has been detained for not less than 12 months may be disposed of in such manner as the Commissioner may direct.

(2) Nothing in this section limits the authority of a District Court Judge to make an order for the restoration of any such firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, imitation firearm, ammunition, or explosive on application made under section 65.

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