Current News and Media Releases

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.

Media Release: Streets Ice Cream Ad Appeal Decision

The Advertising Standards Complaints Appeal Board has allowed the advertiser’s appeal of Complaint 19/296 for the Streets ice cream outdoor advertisement and the complaint is not upheld. In September, in a split decision, a majority of the Complaints Board ruled the outdoor advertisement for Streets ice cream breached the code requirement that advertising not undermine the health and well-being of individuals.

December 2019 Newsletter

Thank you for your support. It has been a busy year at the ASA and we are looking forward to a break over the holiday period. At this time of year, it is easy to make hasty online purchases without checking the shop is legitimate. We’re supporting the Domain Name Commission’s #ShopSafeNZ campaign to raise public awareness about how to spot fraudulent sites. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is!