This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 15 June 1998, amend the Arms Regulations 1992 (
“the principal regulations”).
Regulation 2 substitutes a new interpretation regulation.
Regulation 3 inserts new regulations 31A to 31C into the principal regulations. The new regulations apply if the Chief of Defence Force contracts out to a civilian the administration of 1 or more of the armouries of the New Zealand Defence Force.
New regulation 31A allows the armoury contractor and the armoury contractor's employees to lawfully handle weapons, ammunitions, and explosives belonging to the Crown while in a defence area.
New regulation 31B requires the Chief of Defence Force to notify the Commissioner of Police of any irregularities with a defence armoury that is being administered by an armoury contractor.
New regulation 31C confirms that the regulations do not limit or affect Defence Force Orders issued under section 27 of the Defence Act 1990.