Dangerous and prohibited goods

There are certain items that New Zealand Couriers cannot carry. These items are referred to as ‘prohibited items’ ( see below examples ). Although it is not possible to send the below items on our normal services, we do recommend Special Services to be utilised as an alternative.

Please contact the International Help Desk for more information on Special Services, 0800 655 010

The following are examples of prohibited items:

The list below details items that cannot be sent through New Zealand Couriers:

  • Antiques
  • Laptops and portable computers
  • Architectural models
  • Plants or animals (live or dead)
  • Bulk goods (grain etc)
  • Livestock
  • Cosmetics
  • Material that could be submitted as pornographic or offensive
  • Currency (notes, coins, credit cards and travellers cheques)
  • Objects of art (paintings/sculptures etc) and fine arts
  • Other negotiable values
  • Drugs
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Perfume
  • Food
  • Political material
  • Gold and silver in any form
  • Precious metals, stones or jewellery
  • Hazardous goods, combustible or explosive material
  • Negotiable bonds or other like ‘valuable papers’
  • High value, easy to trade computer items (RAM chips, SIMM’s and CPU's)
  • Some Dangerous Goods (see below)

Dangerous Goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a risk when they are not correctly packed or handled. If the goods are hidden, declared incorrectly, left completely undeclared, packed or labelled incorrectly, health and safety is compromised.

New Zealand Couriers are happy to arrange for Special Services to send all your Dangerous Goods anywhere in the world. Special Services have extensive experience of transporting all types of Dangerous Goods and will take care of your every need.

Please contact the International Help Desk for further information, 0800 655 010.