My wife and I (both British) will shortly be moving to New Zealand for a period of between 3 and 6 months. My wife will be travelling on a work visa, but I will be travelling via visa waiver due to my British citizenship - my intention for the duration is primarily holiday and visiting family and friends (I have ample independent funds for this duration, and will not be reliant on my wife for funds), but I also intend to expand my knowledge of certain software development approaches during the evenings and weekends.
To this end, I plan on taking my laptop and four Mac Minis set up as Linux servers.
Is this likely to cause me issue with NZ Customs or Immigration on entry?
My concerns are two fold:
- that immigration may consider this to be a business or work aspect to my visit (it isnt, I will not be creating a product nor running a business while in the country)
- that Customs may see four Mac Minis as excessive and either challenge it, confiscate them or charge me duty/GST on entry (I read that I can claim this back on exit, so its not a huge issue - but I would love a heads up if this is the likely outcome).