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!

Fireworks Advertising

The ASA is often asked about restrictions around advertising fireworks in New Zealand.  We wanted to provide an overview of some of the things to consider when creating fireworks advertisements. Fireworks are controlled by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001 and there are strict rules around buying and selling fireworks. Although fireworks can be used… Read More

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