Prohibited products and equipment gazette notices
A list of products listed as ‘prohibited’ for use in New Zealand.
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Many electrical, electronic and radio products can cause interference. When this interference is severe or widespread, we issue Prohibition Notices as a means of controlling the supply and use of these products.
The following products are listed as ‘prohibited’ for use in New Zealand. If we find you have seriously breached the law, you’ll be asked to recall the product sold and refund the money paid. You could also face infringement penalties and prosecution.
Contact us, if you have questions about prohibited equipment
This notice prohibits the import, sale, and distribution of unrestricted two-way radio equipment, other than by a permitted person. This notice is intended to limit availability of this type of equipment to the Amateur radio community. An Amateur Radio Operator must hold a certificate of competency to use this equipment. Suppliers must get our approval to supply this equipment.
Licence to supply radio transmitters – Ban on the supply of vehicular short-range radar operating in the 22.000 – 26.625 GHz frequency range notice 2018 No. 2
This notice prohibits the supply and offer for supply of 22 – 26 GHz vehicular radar parts and equipment in New Zealand.
This notice prohibits the installation, use, sale, distribution and manufacture of animal tracking and training devices to everyone, other than a permitted person. The Notice is intended to stop the availability of this equipment operating on MURs (Multi Use Radio Services) frequencies. The MURs frequencies (151-154 MHz) are designed for use in the United States and cause interference to critical radio services in New Zealand.
Licence to supply radio transmitters – Ban on the supply of radio microphones equipment in the 698–806 MHz frequency range) Notice 2013
This notice prohibits the import and supply of radio microphone equipment operating on frequencies between 698 MHz to 806 MHz.
Jamming equipment is designed to block or interfere with radio reception. This equipment can block cell phone signals in churches, schools, theatres and other venues. Jammers can stop important safety communication needed by emergency services, like 111 calls and GPS operating systems. We view radio jamming as a serious offence. The result could see the user being prosecuted.
Certain forms of Christmas and decorative lighting risk causing interference to radiocommunications. Some of these devices have significant defects and are not electrically sound. This notice applies to you if the lighting you buy is not labelled with an RCM mark on the box. You need to go back to your supplier and get NZ approved lighting.
This Notice prohibits wireless microphones from operating in frequencies between 806-812 MHz, 814-819 MHz, 824-864 MHz, 868.1-921 MHz, and 929-960 MHz. Using this equipment will cause interference to NZ radio services operating on these frequencies.