Yes it is. All Airsoft guns regardless of wualtiy or cost are classified as firearms by NZ Firearms Law.
This means they must be:
- transported safely and out of site
- cannot be displayed in public
- you have to be 18 or older (of 16-17 with a firearms license) to be allowed to own, transport or sell them
While the law does not currently require Airsoft and Paintball guns to be stored in a firearms safe, reasonable security precautions are expected.
Please do not purchase discount store guns as toys for your children. They are firearms and must be treated as such unless you want the Police paying you a visit.