The prime function of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to self-regulate advertising in New Zealand. Advertising Codes of Practice provide the rules by which all advertisements in all media should comply. Members of the public may complain at no cost about any advertisement in any media which they believe breaches the Codes. Complaints are heard by an independent Advertising Standards Complaints Board (ASCB) and there is a right of appeal to the independent Advertising Standards Complaints Appeal Board (ASCAB). In the event of a complaint being upheld the advertiser, agency, and media are requested to withdraw the advertisement. These requests are invariably complied with. All decisions are released to the public via this website and the media and are widely reported.

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Technical assistance in searching Decisions

**Update : June 2014**

Due to some technical problems with the ASA database, when searching for decisions on the website, please click on the name of the decision in the first instance - not the link on the right that says "full decision".

Clicking on the decision name will take you to another screen which has a link that is working, which should then open the document. We apologise for any inconvenience. We are commencing a database project shortly and will address issues relating to access and the search function.


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