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    Thumbs down Importing foods

    We are hoping to move to Auckland's North shore in the not too distant future and will proably have quite a lot of tinned foods in our store cupboard.
    Does anyone out there know whether we will be able to bring them with us in our container.

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    Here's the link I provided on your first post about bringing foodstuff into the country, just in case you missed it

    What you cannot bring | MAF Biosecurity New Zealand

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    Thought I'd seen that same question recently so I'm glad I wasn't imagining it. You can't be too careful at my age .

    Yes, you can bring in tinned food as long as the tins aren't rusty and packet foods as long as they are unopened and don't contain seeds and nuts or anything that is likely to take root and overwhelm NZ if it gets into a growing medium.

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    You can't import canned meat products though

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    Oh, and honey, too.

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    There are many restrictions on bringing food into New Zealand. You may wish to consult the relevant Import Health Standard for the items you wish to bring into the country

    If you are carrying food, it must be declared. Some items, such as canned baby foods, are allowed into NZ, but other items may require documentation (such as a Phytosanitary Certificate or permit). These items include:

    Meat
    Eggs
    Specific fresh fruit, vegetable and living plant material
    Dairy products
    Honey from certain countries
    Phytosanitary Certificates are available from relevant Government departments in the country of origin.

    More information is available about private consignments of meat products.

    Honey and products containing honey
    Bringing honey to New Zealand is prohibited. It is an unprocessed product and a
    potential carrier of bee diseases. New Zealand has a growing and valuable beekeeping industry, which must be protected. In addition fruit trees, flowers and vegetable crops rely on honeybees for pollination.

    NOTE: Honey may be permitted from certain Pacific Island nations with suitable accompanying documentation (contact MAFBNZ Clearance)


    From WG's link above.

    Quick guide to food imports. It all sounds pretty stringent yet I've heard about many people managing to get a lot of their food items into the country. Just read up about the reasons for not importing and then avoid the sensitive items.
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