New Zealand has rules about what may and may not be taken or sent out of the country. Some prohibited export items are of an artistic and cultural nature which would be a grave loss to New Zealand. Others relate to international agreements designed to prevent the trade in such things as drugs, weaponry, hazardous materials and endangered species. Still other restrictions seek to protect our economy by regulating the export of commercially sensitive materials and processes. In general, though, if the items you are taking out of the country are private and personal, they are unlikely to attract the attention of Customs.