Purpose of prohibition:
Any material or publication which might be considered objectionable must be declared on arrival in New Zealand.
The definition of publication includes – but is not limited to – films, videos, computer games, DVDs, CD-ROMs, books, posters, music recordings, magazines, photographs, paintings, t-shirts and computer files.
A publication is objectionable if it describes, depicts, expresses or otherwise deals with matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty or violence in such a manner that the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good.
Objectionable publications are prohibited imports and will be seized.
For further information please see Customs Fact sheet 5.
Section 54 Customs and Excise Act 1996.
Publications imported into New Zealand are subject to the provisions of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.
Authority: New Zealand Customs Service
Friday, 15 April 2011