New Zealand

New Zealand Government Reverses Smokefree 2023 Amendments: A Win for Tobacco Market Restoration

As of February 28th 2024, the New Zealand Coalition Government (National, NZ First & Act) have scrapped the previous Governments (Labour) Smokefree 2023 Amendments. No reduction of tobacco retailers (which...

Published March 2024

New Zealand Contemplates Repeal of Groundbreaking Generational Tobacco Ban

New Zealand’s ground-breaking generational tobacco ban, which prohibited individuals born after January 1, 2009, from purchasing tobacco products, is on the verge of being repealed. The recent elections in the...

Published November 2023

Global Efforts to Curb Smoking: New Zealand’s Bold Move and the UK’s Proposed Tobacco Ban

In recent years, several countries have taken significant steps to combat smoking and its associated health risks. Among these efforts, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have implemented or proposed...

Published October 2023

New Zealand Ban Tobacco for Everybody Born After 2008

New Zealand is banning tobacco for everybody born after 2008. The parliament approved the Smokefree Environments and regulated products (smoked tobacco) amendment bill. With that it makes sales of tobacco...

Published December 2022

New Zealand gets Crowned

New Zealand gets Crowned. Crowned Heads that is. The cigar brand from Job Huber and Mike Condor will be available down under soon. The brand and Canteros agree on a...

Published March 2022

El Septimo coming to New Zealand

El Septimo coming to New Zealand. The Swiss cigar brand El Septimo is growing rapidly. In recent months they hired Chip Goldeen as Director of Sales & Business Development and...

Published September 2021

Alec Bradley hooligans return

Alec Bradley hooligans return. The cigar company brings back the popular Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock. The limited-edition cigars will be returning in...

Published August 2021

New toys for New Zealand

New toys for New Zealand. The only importer and distributor for New World cigars in New Zealand is Canteros. But Canteros does more than just cigars. They are also the...

Published June 2021

Passionados a New Zealand charity

Passionados a New Zealand charity. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or...

Published June 2021

New Zealand gets Ponce Cigars

New Zealand gets Ponce Cigars. Ponce Cigar Company is a brand new company that only debuted in the United States a month ago. And the brand is now entering New...

Published April 2021

Alex Spencer Reserva for New Zealand

Alex Spencer Reserva for New Zealand. Last week Alex Spencer Reserva released a new blend and a new size for the Mansa San Andres. The Mansa Nicaraguan Habano. And now...

Published April 2021

Plasencia Cigars are now available in New Zealand

Plasencia Cigars are now available in New Zealand. The first shipment from Nicaragua has landed Down Under and the cigars are available through Canteros and other tobacco retailers in the...

Published April 2021

New Zealand Gets EPC Cigars

New Zealand gets EPC Cigars. The cigars of two-times Cigar Aficionado Top 25 winner Ernesto Perez Carrillo are inbound down under. Canteros, the only importer and distributor of New World...

Published March 2021

Canteros and Les Fines Lames

Canteros and Les Fines Lames. The only distributor of New World cigars in New Zealand is Canteros. And besides cigars, Canteros carries pipe-tobacco, pipes, humidors, and accessories. They are the...

Published January 2021

New Zealand Gets the First Official Rocky Patel Shipment

Last year, the only importer and distributor for premium cigars from new world countries in New Zealand and Rocky Patel Cigars made an agreement. Canteros would start importing Rocky Patel...

Published January 2021

Oliva cigars now officially in New Zealand

Oliva cigars now officially in New Zealand. For the last few years, Oliva Cigars are easily obtainable for cigar enthusiasts in New Zealand. Yet officially, the Oliva Cigar Company has...

Published October 2020

Joya shuts the box internationally

Joya shuts the box internationally. Not too long ago, Joya de Nicaragua released a limited edition. Not a limited edition cigar, but a limited edition box. The regular looking box...

Published September 2020

Good news for New Zealand cigar enthusiasts

Good news for New Zealand cigar enthusiasts. The number of cigar brands and lines available in New Zealand is growing again. The only importer and distributor for New World cigars...

Published September 2020

First Rocky Patel shipment for New Zealand

First Rocky Patel shipment for New Zealand. Earlier this year, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars and Canteros agreed to a distribution partnership where the latter would be the official distributor for...

Published June 2020

Rocky Patel available in New Zealand

Rocky Patel available in New Zealand. The sole distributor for Non-Cuban cigars signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the large independent cigar brand. Canteros owner Grant Ovenden confirmed that the...

Published May 2020

PCC introduces Romeo y Julieta Club Kings

PCC introduces Romeo y Julieta Club Kings. The Habanos distributor for the Asia Pacific region released the new Habanos Línea Retro Romeo y Julieta Club Kings last week in Hong...

Published April 2020

Casdagli Cigars soon available in New Zealand

Casdagli Cigars soon available in New Zealand. Jeremy Casdagli and Grant Ovenden from Canteros agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement for New Zealand. The Casdagli cigars will be available as...

Published April 2020

More Alec Bradley for New Zealand

More Alec Bradley for New Zealand. Earlier this week, we published an article about the release of the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan 2020 and the Shamrock. The official...

Published February 2020

Canteros now officially Fuente distributor

Canteros now officially Fuente distributor in New Zealand. The only distributor of New World cigars in New Zealand was already distributing the famous Dominican cigars but through secondary sources. But...

Published February 2020

Mansa released in select markets

Mansa released in select markets. The countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, and New Zealand will receive the cigars just like the United States. But Dr. Gaby Kafie confirmed to us that...

Published December 2019

New cigars for New Zealand

New cigars for New Zealand. The one and only distributor for New World cigars in Kiwi country, Canteros, has been ordering a lot of new products before the tax hike...

Published November 2019

Asia Pacifico Punch 8-9-8 released

Asia Pacifico Punch 8-9-8 released. Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for South East Asia and the Pacific has released the regional edition last week. And even though it was...

Published October 2019

Connecticut Shade heading to New Zealand

Connecticut Shade heading to New Zealand. Three Nicaraguan cigars lines with Connecticut Shade wrappers are confirmed to be released soon. Distributor Canteros has confirmed that he ordered the brand new...

Published September 2019

First international shipment Casa Cuevas

First international shipment Casa Cuevas has left the Dominican Republic last Monday. So it should be at the country of destination when you read this. And that country is New...

Published September 2019

CAO Session coming to New Zealand

CAO Session coming to New Zealand. Cigar merchant Grant Ovenden, the owner of Canteros, released the news in his own facebook group. Ovenden is also the man behind Canteros and...

Published August 2019

New Foundation and Espinosa cigars for New Zealand

New Foundation and Espinosa cigars for New Zealand. Canteros, the only distributor for new world cigars in the country, confirmed that. The distributor said that a shipment containing Charter Oak...

Published July 2019

Casa Cuevas latest releases revealed

Casa Cuevas latest releases reveiled. The Dominican cigar company will release two new regular production lines. And a limited edition referring to the recent burglary. That burglary was the reason...

Published June 2019

Canteros adds Oscar Valladares cigars

Canteros adds Oscar Valladares cigars to their portfolio. The New Zealand distributor and retailer confirmed that 2012, Altar Q, Leaf, The Oscar, Big Johnny, My Way, and Ceniceros are added....

Published June 2019

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand. The Costa Rican cigars will be imported by Canteros. Canteros owner Grant Ovenden confirmed that to us. MBombay MBombay is the brand from Bombay...

Published May 2019

Canteros brings Schuster to New Zealand

Canteros brings Schuster to New Zealand. Well, not the company but the premium handmade cigars under the Schuster umbrella. That includes the brands which are owned by the German manufacturer...

Published April 2019

Balmoral Añejo available in New Zealand

Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT127 are now available in New Zealand. Back in 2016, Royal Agio launched the Balmoral Añejo XO in a lancero size. It was a limited edition....

Published April 2019