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​See how you can help Customs clear your goods during the Christmas rush, and our public counter hours during the holiday period.

Last updated: Saturday, 03 June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday, 04 February 2015

For general enquiries, and find out where our offices are and how you can get hold of us.

Last updated: Thursday, 18 May 2017

​New Zealand Customs will be undertaking a live exercise in Auckland from 9–12 May to test its operational response procedures to illicit activities at the border. The exercise will present a realistic scenario requiring both a New Zealand and Australian response to a simulated threat at our borders.

Last updated: Tuesday, 04 October 2011

​​A 42-year-old Czech national was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court today for trying to smuggle 20 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $20 million through Auckland Airport last year.

Last updated: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

​​Five members of a drug ring have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court to a combined total of over 54 years’ imprisonment for importing multiple consignments of methamphetamine, GBL, MDMA and cocaine.

Last updated: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The complete annual calendar of upcoming events, including forums, conferences, management meetings, and social occasions.

Last updated: Monday, 23 March 2015

A 33-year-old Chinese man was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court this morning for his part in attempting to import 200 kilograms of ephedrine into New Zealand. 

Last updated: Friday, 29 September 2017

​A 44-year-old first time visitor to New Zealand will swap a hotel room for a jail cell after Customs officers found 2.3kg of methamphetamine hidden in a false bottom suitcase.

Last updated: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

​A Hong Kong national who imported into New Zealand a pallet of spatula sets that contained methamphetamine or ‘P’ with an estimated street value of up to $20,000,000 was sentenced in the Auckland High Court this morning.

Last updated: Friday, 29 September 2017

Customs' photo library depicting the people, the work, and the world of the New Zealand Customs Service.

Last updated: Monday, 19 March 2012

Information, alerts, and bulletins on significant or noteworthy changes in the world of Customs.

Last updated: Friday, 25 November 2016

​Two Japanese men, who were part of a drug-smuggling ring importing large quantities of ephedrine hidden in wooden tables, aluminium shelves and plastic cylinders, were sentenced in the Manukau District Court today.

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Details on how to contact Customs if you have a media enquiry.

Last updated: Monday, 11 September 2017
Last updated: Monday, 07 August 2017

Regularly updated news items and media releases relating to the work and achievements of Customs, plus access to an extensive back catalogue.

Last updated: Thursday, 30 March 2017

​Police and Customs note the sentencing today of two men who were charged in relation to New Zealand’s largest-ever seizure of cocaine, with an estimated street value of NZ $14 million.

Last updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017

​​Police have seized a large quantity of psychoactive substances, including more than ten kilograms of synthetic cannabis, following nationwide raids as part of Operation Tiger.

Last updated: Thursday, 10 August 2017

​A Customs and Police investigation has resulted in the arrest of seven overseas nationals for the attempted import of at least 100-120 kilograms of methamphetamine disguised as concrete inside the base of outdoor umbrella stands.

Last updated: Thursday, 28 September 2017

​Customs and Sistema Plastics have signed a partnership under the NZ Customs Secure Export Scheme (SES), endorsing the exporter’s supply chain security standards.

Last updated: Friday, 01 September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

​​Two Latvian nationals appeared in the Manukau District Court after Customs officers located eight kilograms of cocaine hidden in their suitcases. This is Customs’ third arrest at Auckland Airport in three days.

Last updated: Wednesday, 06 September 2017

​On Thursday 26 January, Customs received assistance from a Talleys fishing vessel, the Amaltal Apollo in locating the vessel Nilaya.

Last updated: Wednesday, 01 February 2012