Christmas 2018 holiday deadlines

New Zealand’s major broadcasters have released their material deadlines for the upcoming Christmas and New Years holiday season. Note that there are significant differences between TVNZ, MediaWorks and Sky/Prime this year so please take extra care. CAB will be closed from 5:30 pm on Friday 21 December and open again on Monday 7 January 2019…. Read More

The paid placement of religious content

Download a pdf copy of this policy. From 1 November the paid placement of religious content will be treated as commercial advertising by NZ broadcasters and, as such, will require clearance from the Commercial Approvals Bureau (“CAB”) before being broadcast. Without CAB’s prior approval a religious advertisement cannot be broadcast in New Zealand. Approvals Criteria… Read More

ASA releases new consolidated Advertising Standards Code

Monday 2 July 2018 – The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today released its new Advertising Standards Code. The Advertising Standards Code is a consolidation of six codes that previously included similar rules and guidelines. There is now one primary point of reference for advertising standards. The six previous codes are: Advertising Code of Ethics; Code… Read More

Guidelines for motor vehicle advertising

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is encouraging motor vehicle advertisers to take extra care when using footage filmed overseas: Guidelines on the use of overseas motor vehicle advertising in New Zealand The NZ Transport Agency (Transport Agency) is the Crown agency responsible for an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable land transport system in New… Read More