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 Ministry of Cigars. MBombay MBombay is the brand from Bombay Tobak. The company is owned by Mel Shaw. Shaw is an IT professional...

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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 and distributor as well as RoMa Craft. Schuster is the worldwide distributor...

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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. And the feedback the company got was amazing. The cigars were raved about and sold out in a...

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More Illusione for New Zealand

More Illusione for New Zealand. The Illusione importer Canteros informed Ministry of Cigars that he included the One Off and the Epernay Serie 2009 series to the list of cigars he’s offering to his clients. 


Illusione was founded in 2004. A longtime cigar...

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Caldwell Cigars has landed down under

Caldwell Cigars has landed down under. Firmin Cigars received their very first shipment from Caldwell Cigar Company. Firmin Cigars is the exclusive distributor for the Caldwell brands. 

For now, Firmin opted to focus on the Long Live the King, Long Live the King Mad...

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Casa Cuevas finds international distribution

Casa Cuevas finds international distribution after a burglary. In February, perpetrators emptied the complete Casa Cueva warehouse in Miami. All the stock was stolen. That included all the limited editions. But from that disaster, something wonderful happened. Grant...

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New Drew Estate cigars in New Zealand

A shipment of Drew Estate cigars has reached Christchurch, New Zealand. That's where Canteros holds office, the official Drew Estate distributor for New Zealand. Included in the shipments are a few new Drew Estate lines that previously never were available in the...

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Canteros and Fratello donate to victims Mosque shooting

Six days ago, on Friday, March 15, a white nationalist terrorist attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. With those attacks, he killed fifty mosque visitors and injured another fifty. Just to put it in perspective, fifty casualties equals almost...

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Dunbarton comes with new Mi Querida

The New Hampshire based Two Guys Smoke Shop releases a store exclusive limited edition each year, right before independence day. Fireworks are a big part of the independence day celebrations, so the cigars are called firecrackers. And they look like firecrackers. 3½...

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Canteros gets a ne​w website

Canteros.nz, the official source for all non-Cuban cigars in New Zealand, will launch a new website tomorrow. The company is following J.C. Newman and PDR, who also launched a new website in the last few weeks. Tired of not being able to buy non-Cuban cigars in their...

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Birthdays and events
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
May 31
International Enjoy a Cigar day
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
June 21
EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 22
CSWC Qualifier, Kiev, Ukraine
, EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 23
EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 30
CSWC Qualifier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 5
Christian Eiroa (CLE)
, CSWC Qualifier, Zurich, Switzerland
July 7
Gaby Kafie (Kafie Cigars)
July 10
EVENT: Kristoff Gin Tonic pairing event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
July 13
CSWC Qualifier, Madrid, Spain
, EVENT: Robert Graham 145th birthday event, Dunfermline, UK
July 17
Jan Vistisen (Royal Danish)
July 24
Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
July 25
Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
July 28
Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
August 3
Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)
August 7
Kurt van Keppel (Xikar)
August 12
Jesper Petersen (Splendid Cigars)
August 15
Erik D Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)