• Any items listed as ‘Forbidden’ in the current IATA List of Dangerous Goods Regulations and applicable addenda.
  • Lithium ion/polymer cells and batteries categorised as UN3480, Section 1A, 1B and II of Packing Instruction 965 in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. (ie: Lithium Ion or Polymer batteries shipped on their own and not ‘contained in’ or ‘packed with’ equipment.) 

Shipments exempt from this prohibition are:

  • UN3480 Lithium ion batteries (including lithium polymer batteries), shipped as replacement A.O.G spares for Air New Zealand aircraft.
  • UN3480 Lithium ion batteries (including lithium polymer batteries), when shipped as cargo for use in urgent life-saving medical procedures.
  • UN3480 Lithium ion batteries (including lithium polymer batteries), when shipped as cargo for use in disaster relief/search and rescue operations.

Note: this does not apply to lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew.

  • Goods that have originated or have transited Yemen or Somalia.
  • Goods embargoed to/from Iran as described under the United Nations Resolution 1737.
  • Any species of wild animal or plants as listed in appendices I, II, or III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) without the applicable permits.
  • Shark products or bi-products (other than shark meat for human consumption caught under the New Zealand commercial fisheries quota management system) is prohibited from carriage on Air New Zealand national or international services even if the shipper is holding a Cites certificate.
  • Whale meat, derivatives and products, and whale hunting equipment and/or supplies.
  • Exotic animal trophies and parts thereof (for example; lion, tiger, rhinoceros and elephant).
  • Medicinal cannabis.
  • The following breeds of canines (including semen and embryos):
    - American Pit Bull Terrier
    - Dogo Argentino
    - Japanese Tosa
    - Brazilian Fila