Current News and Media Releases

Vaping ads illegal from today

11th November 2020 Today the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act (the Amendment Act) comes into effect with the first of five phases of provisions. In this initial phase, the existing prohibitions on the advertisement and sponsorship of tobacco products is extended to vaping products.

Fireworks Advertising

28th October 2020 The ASA frequently receives questions and complaints regarding the advertising of fireworks in New Zealand. The following article outlines some of the key elements to consider when advertising fireworks through the Guy Fawkes period.

ASA Newsletter: September 2020

Welcome to our September Newsletter! The updates in this edition include: 1.    Update from the Chief Executive 2.    Release of Influencers AdHelp Information 3.    2020 General Election and Referenda Update 4.    Commerce Commission: Environmental Claims Guidance If you have any questions regarding the content of this newsletter please don’t hesitate to contact us.