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Unrestricted Classification For Sex Education Book

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:30 am | Classification Office

Te Mana Whakaatu Classification Office’s ‘Unrestricted’ classification for the book Welcome to Sex! allows parents and whānau to decide if the educational resource is right for their teenagers. Chief Censor Caroline Flora says the Office ... More >>

Taking Control – New Zealand Families Using Age Ratings And Content Warnings

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 6:32 am | Classification Office

New Zealand families value age ratings and content warnings, but many aren’t using parental controls on streaming services, new research from Te Mana Whakaatu – Classification Office shows. Chief Censor Caroline Flora today released What we’re watching (Part ... More >>

New Zealand Pornography Research Wins On The World Stage

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 10:06 am | Classification Office

Research about young people’s experience and views about pornography by Te Mana Whaakatu – Classification Office won gold at the 2022 global ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Awards (REA), presented in Toronto this morning NZT. The award is for a three-part ... More >>

What We’re Watching – New Zealanders’ Views About What We See On Screen And Online

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 5:51 am | Classification Office

New Zealanders are seeing harmful content and it worries them, says a new research report by Te Mana Whakaatu – Classification Office, released today. Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson said the research, based on a nationally representative ... More >>

Acting Chief Censor Bans Video Featuring The March 15 Mosque Attacks

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 4:17 pm | Classification Office

A pseudo-documentary using footage from the March 15 Mosque attacks has been called in and classified as objectionable under an interim decision issued by Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson this afternoon. In February part one of The Three Faced ... More >>

Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned

Monday, 16 May 2022, 11:23 am | Classification Office

The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto’ ... More >>

Chief Censor David Shanks Ends His Term

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 6:55 am | Classification Office

Chief Censor David Shanks finishes his term at Te Mana Whakaatu – Classification Office tomorrow. David Shanks was initially appointed on 8 May 2017 for a three-year term and was reappointed for a further two-year term. Deputy Chief Censor Rupert ... More >>

New Deputy Chief Censor Appointed

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:29 am | Classification Office

The Classification Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Ablett-Hampson to the position of Deputy Chief Censor. Mr Ablett-Hampson is appointed for a three year term, replacing Jared Mullen who left the Office in May 2020. “Rupert brings ... More >>

Classification Office To Collaborate With Project Arachnid

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:55 am | Classification Office

The New Zealand Classification Office has started a one year pilot collaboration with Project Arachnid, a global tool to decrease the availability of child sex abuse material on the internet. Chief Censor David Shanks said the worldwide scope of the ... More >>

Chief Censor Offers Guidance Ahead of 13 Reasons Why

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 7:31 pm | Classification Office

Challenging media: talking with young people about what they’re watching is the first in a set of new resources released today by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC). More >>

Parents Need to Know About Netflix Movie 'To The Bone'

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:28 am | Classification Office

New Zealand’s Chief Censor has just released an official classification and warning for the new Netflix movie, To The Bone , billed by critics overseas as ‘the next 13 Reasons Why’ . More >>

Young People's Views of Classification System Listened To

Monday, 4 November 2013, 1:15 pm | Classification Office

Chief Censor Andrew Jack spoke in support of research published by his office this week that found that many young New Zealanders are critical of the system of legal restrictions operating in this country for films and games. More >>




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