This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2010, amend the Arms Regulations 1992. These regulations enable staff members of corrections prisons to carry or possess pepper spray belonging to the Crown for the purposes of regulations 121 to 123 of the Corrections Regulations 2005. The Corrections Amendment Regulations 2009, which also come into force on 1 January 2010, implement a regime for the use of pepper spray as a non-lethal weapon in accordance with section 85 of the Corrections Act 2004.
Date of notification in Gazette: 3 December 2009.
These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.