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Chief Censor Warns Parents to Be Aware

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:49 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Chief Censor David Shanks warns parents and caregivers of vulnerable children and teenagers to be prepared for the release of Netflix’s Season 2 release of 13 Reasons Why scheduled to screen this Friday, May 18, at 7pm. More >>

‘It’s not everybody’s fiction. Be careful what you share’

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:22 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

That’s the message two 15-year-old Wellington filmmakers, Finn Culver and Grace Medlicott want everybody to take notice of in a new social media film they’ve created on behalf of the Chief Censor’s office. More >>

Censor: guidance essential for teens watching 13 Reasons Why

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:06 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Classification Office has created a new RP18 rating specifically for the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The classification recognises that teens are watching and will continue to watch the series, while signalling the strong content and emphasising ... More >>

Youth and Sexually Violent Media

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:20 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

Youth Experts Say More Support Needed for Young People to Deal with Sexually Violent Media More >>

Chief Censor publishes research on sexual violence in media

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:07 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

Teenagers think that inaccurate depictions or misrepresentations of sexual violence in entertainment media are potentially harmful. Harms identified included normalisation, perpetuation of harmful stereotypes, negative impacts on victim/survivors, and being ... More >>

"Violent media is helping to shape a violent NZ"

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:58 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Film and Literature Board of Review has today upheld the Chief Censor’s R18 classification of the Sony Pictures film, Don’t Breathe , due to hit cinemas this week. The classification also carries the warning “Contains violence, sexual violence ... More >>

Suicide Squad Not for Children Says Chief Censor

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 1:03 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Chief Censor has raised the New Zealand classification of blockbuster film Suicide Squad from unrestricted M to R13. More >>

Community consultation on sexual violence in media

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 1:44 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

How are young people affected by depictions of sexual violence in entertainment media? What are the potential harms? What do young people think ‘sexual violence’ is? More >>

Chief Censor releases comprehensive survey of media use

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:43 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

Research shows that the classifications currently used for films, videos, and other publications are trusted, reliable, and preferred by New Zealanders for a platform neutral classification system of the future. More >>

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:12 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. More >>

Lightbox Bows to Public Pressure on Programme Warnings

Friday, 26 February 2016, 11:36 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

For the second time in as many weeks, Lightbox has bowed to public pressure from The Chief Censor to provide accurate warnings on their on-demand programmes. More >>

Maintaining a transparent and reliable classification syste

Friday, 24 June 2011, 5:00 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

More than ever before, New Zealanders love watching films, playing video games, and making use of the growing variety of other forms of entertainment media. The aim of the Office of Film and Literature Classification is to minimise access to content ... More >>

Land of the Lost classified 'M'

Thursday, 2 July 2009, 11:43 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

A classification of 'M Contains offensive language and sexual references' was issued today by Chief Censor Bill Hastings for the feature film Land of the Lost. “Following several complaints from members of the public about its original PG rating, I decided ... More >>

Where are the G movies?

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 12:45 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

Chief Censor Bill Hastings today criticized New Zealand film distributors and exhibitors for not supplying G-rated movies for the school holidays. “Where are the G movies?” asked Mr Hastings “School holidays present the perfect opportunity for relatively ... More >>

Classification Office Annual Report

Friday, 28 November 2008, 10:13 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The 2008 Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification was released today. More >>

2007 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 2:23 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The 2007 Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification was tabled in Parliament today. More >>

The Peaceful Pill Handbook banned

Monday, 11 June 2007, 10:06 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has classified the book The Peaceful Pill Handbook as objectionable, meaning that it is banned in New Zealand. More >>

Research on young people’s use of entertainment

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 10:54 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has released a research report showing that most teenagers surveyed made viewing and gaming choices appropriate to their age. It also found that many teenagers thought that they had been influenced by films ... More >>

2006 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

Friday, 10 November 2006, 10:50 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Chief Censor said 2006 was a year of expansion and meeting the challenges of new technology in the 2006 Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification tabled in Parliament yesterday. More >>

Out of the Blue classified R15

Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 11:24 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has classified the film Out of the Blue as R15 with the descriptive note ‘violence and content that may disturb’. Out of the Blue is a film about the massacre of 13 people in Aramoana by David Gray ... More >>

 

 

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