This Firearms Safety Code is the official guide that details New Zealand firearm safety practices, whether readers are using a firearm for hunting, target shooting, pest control or food collection. Existing license holders should read this code to update their understanding of the recent changes to legislation. License applicants should read this code to prepare for the theory test and practical training. This book has important safety messages that all firearms users must understand. It also contains useful supplementary information to help readers understand how firearms work, different types of firearms, and safe practices for hunting and using a firearm at a shooting range. Published in association with Te Tari Pūreke - Firearms Safety Authority, a business unit of New Zealand Police.