Written in te reo Māori, Te Puka Tātaki Haumaru Pū is the official guide that details New Zealand firearm safety practices, whether readers are using a firearm for hunting, target shooting, pest control or food collection.
Existing license holders should read this code to update their understanding of the recent changes to legislation. License applicants should read this code to prepare for the theory test and practical training.
Te Puka Tātaki Haumaru Pū has important safety messages that all firearms users must understand. It also contains useful supplementary information to help readers understand how firearms work, different types of firearms, and safe practices for hunting and using a firearm at a shooting range.
Published in association with Te Tari Pūreke – Firearms Safety Authority, a business unit of New Zealand Police.
About the Author:
Te Tari Pūreke — Firearms Safety Authority, is a business unit of New Zealand Police, whose purpose is to effectively regulate the legitimate possession and use of firearms, to keep all communities safe.
It is Te Tari Pūreke’s role as a regulator to ensure that only people who are fit and proper are able to access, possess and use firearms, and once licensed, they ensure licence holders are complying with regulatory obligations.
English edition: Firearms Safety Code