Carriage of ammunition is permitted only as checked-in luggage if:
If you are un-licensed and found in possession of ammunition at an airport the NZ Police will be notified.
If you are a licensed firearm holder and you have not complied with the restrictions your ammunition will be seized.
All novelty items [e.g. jewellery, pen and USB sticks] designed to look like a bullet and empty shell casings are considered to be imitation ammunition and are allowed in checked luggage but not carry-on.
If you are in possession of ammunition without the appropriate licence and airline approval you may be committing a criminal offence.
You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:
We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous or prohibited item will be removed.