Whakatūpato is a community-based safety training programme for people who live in isolated rural locations and may not be able to attend the Firearms Safety Course.

About Whakatūpato

Whakatūpato is a joint venture between Te Tari Pūreke and iwi groups to encourage safe use of firearms. It provides the training and skills so attendees can apply for their firearms licence.

Whakatūpato offers:

  • comprehensive safety training
  • an opportunity to complete the safety test.

Who is it for?

Whakatūpato is for anyone living in a rural or isolated community who may not be able to access the Firearms Safety Course elsewhere.

Where is the Whakatūpato training held?

The training is usually held in rural communities at an appropriate venue, such as a marae or community hall.


There is no cost to attend the course.


For more information about Whakatūpato, contact your nearest iwi liaison officer.

Iwi liaison officers – Police website


Need help?
phone Phone 0800 844 431 (04 499 2870)
8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday