NZ petrol companies wary of customs law overhaul

Thu 16 Mar

Customs NZ has been at loggerheads with fuel companies after a Supreme Court ruling in its favour over whether locally blended butane/motor spirit was another form of manufacturing on top of oil refining, attracting additional duty.

New border intelligence tool uses big data

Fri 16 Dec

The tool is part of the Joint Border Management System programme (JBMS) initiative introduced in June.

Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts

Z Energy to get $9.5m repayment from Customs over co-mingled fuels dispute

Wed 30 Mar

Last September Z said it made a $23 million payment to Customs.

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner tests the upgraded SmartGate at Customhouse, Wellington

SmartGates boost NZ’s airport efficiency in world rankings

Mon 31 Aug 6

Two surveys put New Zealand sixth in the world for airport efficiency.

Missing million miniscule in annual $792 million cash exports

Fri 7 Aug

Customs data released to NBR ONLINE shows the bag of $1 million which went missing last month is part of $792 million exported in the last year.

Tech Liberty co-founder and NZ Council for Civil Liberties chairman Thomas Beagle: Criminals will use cloud services like Dropbox rather than carry files through customs on a laptop

Greens scream, Tech Liberty raises practical concerns as Customs asks for right to demand passwords

Thu 5 Mar 8

Customs wants the right to demand people disclose passwords for laptops, smartpones and other gadgets as they enter NZ, even if it has no warrant  — and the threat of up to three months' jail if they refuse.


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