When sending parcels to New Zealand, you need to be aware of, understand and comply with their comprehensive list of prohibited and restricted items. New Zealand is an island and as such has a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life, which is why there are very strict rules on what comes in and out of the country. Not only is the bio security of the nation of critical importance, there is a very hard line approach to controlling weaponry, indecent material and drug importation, so NZ Customs Officers are diligent in their rules and regulations.
It is down to you, as the sender, to ensure that you are not sending a prohibited or restricted item into the country. Note that prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary, so it is vital to check your parcel contents will be allowed into New Zealand specifically.
Failure to do so may see additional charges or possibly the destruction of your parcel.
Remember also that items mailed into New Zealand may be subject to import duty, calculated on the Customs value of the goods in New Zealand dollars. The goods may also be subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST) currently at 15%, based on the Customs value of the goods, including the duty (if any) and postal/courier charges. These charges will be applied to the recipient of the parcel, and as they are applied at point of entry to NZ, we cannot include these charges in our prices.
You should be able to find all the information you need to on the following websites:
New Zealand Post Office
New Zealand Customs - Prohibited item list
For a full list of restricted and prohibited items, see the New Zealand Customs website, but examples of items you can’t post to New Zealand include: