Part 7
Miscellaneous provisions

81 Advertising hours
  • (1) Subject to subsection (4), no broadcaster shall broadcast advertising programmes on television—

    • (a) during the hours between 6 am and noon on—

      • (i) Sunday; or

      • (ii) Anzac Day; or

    • (b) on—

      • (i) Christmas Day; or

      • (ii) Good Friday; or

      • (iii) Easter Sunday.

    (2) Subject to subsection (4), no broadcaster shall broadcast advertising programmes on sound radio on—

    • (a) Christmas Day; or

    • (b) Good Friday; or

    • (c) Easter Sunday.

    (3) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 who contravenes subsection (1) or subsection (2).

    (4) Nothing in this section prevents the inclusion in any programme broadcast on television or sound radio of a credit in respect of a sponsorship or underwriting arrangement entered into in relation to that programme.

    (5) Nothing in this section applies to any programme broadcast on television, where the signal for that programme—

    • (a) originates outside New Zealand; and

    • (b) is produced and transmitted simultaneously to both New Zealand audiences and audiences outside New Zealand; and

    • (c) is targeted primarily at audiences outside New Zealand.

    (6) Nothing in this section prevents the broadcasting of advertising programmes on any broadcasting service that is primarily directed at persons temporarily resident in holiday accommodation.

    Compare: 1976 No 132 s 73A; 1985 No 61 s 6

    Section 81(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

    Section 81(5): added, on 8 July 1993, by section 20 of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 69).

    Section 81(6): added, on 8 July 1993, by section 20 of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 69).