Anyone 18 years of age or older can possess and use an airgun.
Anyone under 18 years of age may use an airgun if:
They hold a New Zealand Firearms Licence* or they are under the ‘immediate supervision’ of a firearms licence holder or a person 18 years of age or older.
Anyone under 16 years of age must always be under the ‘immediate supervision’ of a firearms licence holder or a person 18 years of age or older.
‘Immediate supervision’ means that the licensed or older person is within reach and in control of the person using the airgun. The person providing the supervision must be able to take control of the airgun. They cannot be in possession or control of another firearm or airgun. On a range or paintball field: the rules in place, fenced field and supervision of umpires, referees or Range Officer lend toward immediate supervision.
* Note: You must be 16 years of age or older to apply for a New Zealand Firearms Licence.
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