Vape NZ - E-cigarettes in New Zealand, Vape Stores And Regulations

New Zealand vapers arguably are the most fortunate in the world. With the abundance of local vape stores and e-liquid makers, almost anything you desire from your favourite online NZ vape shop is just an overnight shipment away. From regular regional vape meets, to online communities such as “Vape NZ”, Kiwi’s are coming together to all help each other move away from traditional tobacco products.

Unlike many countries, there’s currently few restrictions and regulations regarding vaping, making it very accessible and affordable for new consumers to get into. What makes this even better is that the NZ government has recognised vaping as lower risk alternative to traditional tobacco products and have announced that all vape and e-cigarette products will soon be completely regulated to purchase within New Zealand.

Kiwi’s have shown a strong passion for kicking the smokes and starting vaping, and are so passionate there are thousands of members on Facebook groups designed to help others with their journey quitting smoking. The groups are completely eclectic, with people of all ages and race from all different walks of life. Everyone is equal there and everyone will always try and support their peers in their battle with smoking.

Vaping and e-cigarettes can also be a confusing subject to get your head around so luckily there are always people at any time of day waiting to answer any questions you may have. Vaping in New Zealand has grown into something so much more than just a smoking cessation tool, it’s become a community driven by education, harm reduction and most surprisingly, fun. New Zealand vapers have it pretty good right now, and it’s only expected to get better moving forward. With the change of legislation regarding vaping coming late 2018, we’re excited for what the future holds.

July 24, 2017 by Sam Hardy

Why is my vape spitting e-liquid into my mouth?

Ahh the age old question of "Why is my vape spitting e liquid?!". If we had a dollar for every time we hear this question we would be filthy rich! Well friends, I'm here to tell you why it happens and how to fix it. To make this simple, this post is mainly referring to vapes that use pre-made coils.

Firstly let me explain why your vape may spit hot liquid into your mouth. It all stems down to the cotton in the coil being over saturated. It has absorbed its maximum capacity of liquid and now there's just liquid swimming all around the cotton and coil. This generally occurs after over priming, (putting too much liquid into the coil when first installed). It can also happen after the device has remained upright and unused for a few days. The cotton will always absorb more and more until it can't hold anymore liquid. This excess liquid will not vaporise correctly due to the sheer amount of it, causing it to pop at you when the coil heats up too quickly! So this explains why hot liquid spits up at you but what about liquid even when you inhale without firing the device? Science! There's too much juice in the coil meaning when you suck, you're bringing up that excess liquid into your mouth even without heating up the coil.

So how do we fix this unacceptable predicament?
It's actually a lot easier than you might expect. First thing to do when any device that spits at you is to remove the coil from the tank and blow through it to remove any excess juice that might be hiding in there. This generally solves the issue of spitting liquid due to over priming the coil or letting the juice sit too long in the tank.
If the vape keeps spitting at you, make sure that the coil has been screwed in correctly and is finger tight. If it's not seated correctly this can also cause spit back as well as leaking.
If using a tank that takes large coils with a large amount of cotton, check the viscosity of your liquid. Some liquids can have a high PG/VG ratio meaning the liquid is quite thin and is absorbed too quickly into the coil. The above steps can remedy this though but it may be worth trying out a liquid with a higher VG content.
A good thing to do to resolve hot spit back is the simplest of the all. When inhaling, inhale harder than you normally would. It sounds counter intuitive but actually the increased airflow stops the coil heating up too fast causing the hot liquid to spit.

I hope this little post helps a few of our much loved customers out and if you have any queries or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
July 03, 2017 by Sam Hardy

What's new this month?

What a busy month it's been here for us at The Vape Shop! Lot's of exciting things happening and we can't wait to tell you about them.

Just this week we received our shipment of Apocalypse Gen 2 RDA's from Armageddon Manufacturing. These bad boys are 24mm with gold plated decks, precision made in the USA for the ultimate vaping experience. Complete with a 4ml deep juice well and massive wire space, these are the RDA's you want if you're into big builds that hit like a truck.

Apocalypse Gen 2's come in a range of awesome colours and materials with a special coloured drip tip specifically matched to the finish of the RDA. We've been testing them here at the store and we absolutely love them. The tear drop design of the adjustable airflow gives you full customisation of exactly how you want your inhale to be.

Also new in are a range of amazing new vapour liquids. One's we're especially excited about are the new liquids by Marina Vape called "Ono". "Ono" the Hawaiian word for "delicious" are new coconut milk inspired liquids.

ONO is available in three different flavour variants - Strawberry, Mango and Original, there's a flavour for every coconut lover. We've had the pleasure of trying these, and we absolutely adore them. Imagine in one single vape you've been whisked away to a tropical island sitting in the hot sun on a golden sandy beach. It sounds cheesy, we know, but the flavour was that good and authentic!

Last but not least in todays update, we have a little bit of exciting news to share with everyone. We are due to open two more stores in the Wellington region very soon! Opening further stores, we hope to be more accessible to our valued customers around Wellington. Stay tuned for more updates, we're very excited about this so are keen to share more info with everyone soon!

June 28, 2017 by Sam Hardy

The Vape Shop NZ - What's new?

It's been a busy few months for us here at The Vape Shop! From taking a whole new team of staff onboard, as well as opening our first retail vape shop in Wellington, a lot has changed.

We started as an online only vape shop, selling only the best and most sought after American vapour liquid. We completely underestimated how quickly customers would find us and how much they would enjoy our products so we've been on a mission ever since to expand our services, getting as many of our incredible juices to customers around the globe.

Quickly realising that customers wanted more than just vapour liquid delivered to their doors, we expanded our inventory and made available only the best vaporisers and atomisers as well as accessories money can buy. In turn we decided to open our first brick and mortar vape shop in the heart of Wellington so our customers could access us in person and get all the friendly advice they need.

We absolutely love what we do, and we hope our passion shows. We'll always strive to go above and beyond for each and every customer. If you ever have any enquiries or questions, we welcome you to give our store a call, email us, send us a message on our Facebook or come in store and see one of our friendly vaping wizards!

We're so excited about what the future holds for vaping in New Zealand and the rest of the world and will always be here to support vapers of all kinds. Whether you're a new vaper looking for your first vape, or a seasoned expert looking for a new mech mod, we've got you covered.

June 23, 2017 by Sam Hardy

Morph Tank by EHPRO & Eciggity

New product incoming from EHPRO & Eciggity.

The Morph Tank is both an RTA and a sub-ohm tank, which was created through a collaboration with EHPRO and Eciggity. What makes the Morph different in the Sub Ohm Tank market is its compatibility with MANY different types of sub ohm coils with the use of adaptors. Why buy more sub-ohm tanks when you can simply put an adapter for the coil you want to use into the Morph Tank?

  • Stainless Steel and Quartz Glass
  • Huge Adjustable Cyclops Airflow
  • Wide Bore Delrin Base Drip Tip
  • Compatible with different Sub Ohm Coils
  • Rebuildable Deck Adaptor to build your own coils
  • Includes 3 Adaptors for Sub Ohm Coils (Atlantis / Atlantis 2.0 BVC, Subtank OCC, Delta II LVC)

    June 20, 2015 by Sammy Rowling

    Evolv DNA200 200 Watt Temperature Control Firmware Upgradeable Board


    Evolv DNA200D bringing high power vaping to the Evolv DNA line of power regulation boards.

    Power level is fully adjustable from 1 watt up to 200 watts. Minimum coil resistance of .08 Ohm. The DNA200 can utilise both Ni200 Pure Nickel wire and Ti Titanium wire for temperature control mode. Fahrenheit and Celsius being switchable with just a few presses of the buttons. 

    The addition of firmware being upgradeable via a desktop computer application opens up the realms of possibilities for customisation and analytics. 

    Regardless of the issues with the DNA40 Evolv is an industry leader bringing innovative technology to market first. Temperature control was an important step and opening up the brains of the DNA-200 board is only going to help foster the progression of this important technology for vapers.

    The Vape Shop NZ

    June 13, 2015 by Sammy Rowling

    Vapor Flask by Vapor Shark DNA40

    June 13, 2015 by Sammy Rowling