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PUBLISHER
New Zealand Customs Service, The Customhouse, 1 Hinemoa St, Wellington 6011, PO Box 2218, Wellington 6140
Ph: 04 901 4500

ISSN 0113-3292

EDITOR
Helen Keyes

CONTRIBUTORS
Prasheeta Ram-Taki, Katie Mathison, Janryll F. Fernandez, Nicky Elliott, Kate Dalgleish, Elizabeth Collins 

DISCLAIMER
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in Contraband is correct, readers must refer to the relevant statutory publications for confirmation. Opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the contributors and are not necessarily the official views of New Zealand Customs Service.

COPYRIGHT
All material published in Contraband is copyright and may only be reproduced with the permission of the Editor.

ENQUIRIES
Email: publications@customs.govt.nz

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IMAGES

Some images courtesy of iStock.com. Names of photographers of particular images are available on request by contacting the Editor.

ABOUT CUSTOMS
New Zealand Customs Service is the government organisation that protects the community from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, while facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across the border.

As New Zealand’s gatekeeper, our role includes: intercepting contraband (such as illegal drugs); checking travellers and their baggage, cargo and mail; protecting businesses against illegal trade; and assessing and collecting Customs duties, excise taxes, and goods and services tax on imports. We use intelligence and risk assessment to target physical checks of containers, vessels, and travellers. As a law enforcement agency we conduct investigations and audits and prosecute offenders.

Customs works closely with the other border agencies, the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Immigration New Zealand.