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Equipment for smoking or taking drugs

You can’t bring methamphetamine and cannabis utensils and their parts, including any pipe with a heatproof bowl into NZ.

This includes:

  • bongs and hash pipes
  • vaporisers and their parts
  • roach clips with a pincer or tweezer
  • any item for using methamphetamine.

Exception: Tobacco pipes aren’t included.


The importing of vaporisers that can be used for administering cannabis, regardless of the purchaser’s intention, is strictly prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs (Prohibition of Cannabis Utensils and Methamphetamine Utensils) Notice 2014.  Under this Notice, importing these items is prohibited, and they are liable to be seized at the border and destroyed.

Customs is aware that there are companies offering these items online for sale in New Zealand, including some offshore-based websites claiming to represent companies based in New Zealand.  Illegal vaporisers are liable to be seized when they are imported