Announcements from 2019

Our intentions: Looking at the firearms buy-back scheme

17 September 2019: After amendments to the Arms Act in April 2019, people who own guns and gun parts that are now prohibited, and people who don't have a valid gun licence, can hand in those guns and parts to New Zealand Police. If they have a valid licence and guns that are now prohibited, they will get compensation. The buy-back scheme is running until 20 December 2019.

Our intentions: Looking at the functional leadership role for public sector procurement

10 July 2019: Functional leadership aims to build procurement capability, improve effectiveness, and reduce the overall costs to government of common business functions. We're looking at what the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment does, how the central agencies support MBIE’s functional leadership, and government agency and third-party perceptions of it.