Auckland Airport Customs and Security

Airport Security
Security is a top priority at the Auckland Airport. There is a no tolerance policy when it comes to airport security and travelers that fail to follow the rules will be dealt with strictly. All departing passengers are required to go through Passenger Screening prior to boarding the aircraft. All sharp items such as nail clippers, scissors, pocket knives and metal nails files will not be allowed in the passenger's carry on luggage. Such items must be stored away in the Check-in luggage.
Liquids, Aerosols and Gels
The Government of New Zealand has included new security arrangements for all International flights to and from New Zealand Airports. Certain items that are liquids, aerosols or gels in excess of 100ml are not allowed to be present in the Carry-on luggage. Those travelers who are carrying items such as any drinks, sauces, creams, lotions, deodorants, perfumes, sprays, hair gels, liquid soap or toothpaste should store such items in the check-in luggage while entering the terminal. If they are found in the carry-on luggage during the security check, it will be confiscated by the airport security.
Electronic Items
Any electronic items such as Laptops or Tablets in the carry-on luggage must be removed and screened separately from the rest of the luggage. Travelers need not worry as the X-Rays that the Airport Security uses will not damage your equipment.
Customs and Bio Hazards
All incoming travelers into New Zealand must be aware of the airport customs declaration requirement in the country. For those who are unaware of the same, may visit for the list of necessary items that you must declare when entering the country. Travelers who are carrying plants and animals as a part of their luggage must declare the same while entering the country according to the MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. This is to prevent any pests or diseases that may endanger the Agriculture and Horticulture of New Zealand. 

Updated October 2013. Information is subject to change at any time.