Customs

Fri 7 Oct 2016
| Customs

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner has met Customs five newest recruits in Auckland.

The Labradors were selected from Australian Border Force’s dog breeding and training facility in Melbourne in August and are three weeks into an extensive three-month training programme.

Mon 19 Sep 2016
| Customs

Customs is investing in a world-class patrol vessel to reinforce and enhance the protection of New Zealand’s maritime border, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner.

Thu 19 May 2016
| Customs

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled Queenstown Airport’s first eGate, one of six that will be installed over the coming weeks in time for the peak winter season.

Thu 19 Nov 2015
| Customs

This year the New Zealand Customs Services celebrated 175 years of protecting and managing the borders of New Zealand for New Zealanders. 

Thu 30 Jul 2015
| Customs

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says mid-winter marks the end of another successful yacht season, with many of the remaining international yachts departing at the end of last month.

Thu 23 Jul 2015
| Customs

This morning I tested the new SmartGate automated border processing technology. There will be 29 new gates over the next two years enabling Customs to process the extra passengers volumes expected, facilitating travel while keeping the border safe.

Fri 17 Apr 2015
| Customs

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind visit to Australia to meet with my ministerial counterparts and foster trans-Tasman cooperation across both my Customs and Disability Issues portfolios.

Fri 19 Dec 2014
| Customs

Almost a tonne of tobacco and cigarettes will be stubbed out by Customs officials after travellers surrendered them under New Zealand's new duty-free limits.

Wed 10 Dec 2014
| Customs

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that SmartGate is now open to Canadian ePassport holders.

Thu 6 Nov 2014
| Customs

This week SmartGate reached a new weekly record with 76,819 passengers using it on arrival and departure last week.