NZ Post halts firearms delivery

21 March 2019

NZ Post is undertaking a review of the delivery of any firearms, or firearms parts, through its network.

As the review begins, NZ Post has decided to remove the exemptions given to a small number of licensed firearms retailers that allow firearms to be delivered through the NZ Post courier network under certain conditions. 

This decision for the review has been made following the Christchurch mosque shootings.

We have taken these steps for the health and safety of our people, pending the outcome of the Government’s urgent review of firearms legislation, and because it is the right thing to do in these extraordinary circumstances. 

Delivery of firearms and firearm parts in both the mail and courier networks is prohibited.  However, we have previously granted exemptions to allow delivery through the courier network for a small number of licensed retailers under certain conditions. We are putting a pause on this, as we do the review.