Current News and Media Releases

Nanette Moreau appointed as Advertising Standards Complaints Appeal Board Chairperson

The Advertising Standards Authority is pleased to confirm the appointment of Nanette Moreau as Chairperson of the Advertising Standards Complaints Appeal Board (ASCAB). Nanette Moreau (BCom, trained Mediator, LLB, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand) joined Utilities Disputes Ltd, formerly known as the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner… Read More

New Decisions: Billboard Phrase Likely to be Read as Expletive

The Complaints Board said the phrase “Say FCU to your bank” is likely to be read as “Say fuck you to your bank” and the word “Fuck” is generally regarded as offensive to an unrestricted audience. The Accordingly, the Complaints Board ruled the complaint was Upheld and the billboard advertisement is to be removed.

ASA Summer Break

Warm greetings for the holiday season. The ASA office will be closed from midday on Friday, 20 December and re-open again at 9am on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have any urgent queries, please contact email us.

The ASA team are working remotely and all core services are operating.Click here to learn more