Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Regulations 1994

  • This version was replaced on 1 November 2017 to make corrections to rules 10(5)(b), 51(1), and 54 under section 25(1)(j)(ii), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

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Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Regulations 1994

(SR 1994/189)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of August 1994

Present:
The Hon Doug Kidd presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to sections 149 and 176 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title and commencement
2Interpretation
3Meaning of consistent in character with main feature [Revoked]
4Overseas classification authorities
5Application of this Part
6Application for issue of label
7Examination of film by labelling body
8Films with main feature identical in content with main feature on film with rating or classification
9Films with main feature not identical in content with main feature on film with rating or classification
10Films not identical in content with films classified by overseas classification authority
11Labelling body must submit film to Classification Office if film’s trailer is inconsistent with its main feature
11ASteps referred to in regulation 11(3)
11BWhen film’s trailer is inconsistent with its main feature
11CSymbols used in table in regulation 11B
12Assigning of ratings
13Rating symbols
14Assigning of descriptions
15Films already classified by Classification Office
16Issue of labels by labelling body
17Labels issued at direction of Classification Office or Board of Review
18Issue of additional labels
18ALabels issued at direction of Classification Office or Board of Review under section 36A(2) of Act
18BAdditional copies of label issued under regulation 18A
19Displaying labels
20Further requirements relating to display of labels
20ALabels must be displayed, etc, in manner specified in relevant condition under section 27(4)(a) of Act
20BCancelled labels
21Submission of film posters to labelling body
22Examination and approval of film posters submitted with film
23Examination and approval of film posters submitted separately
24Labelling body to give notice of decision
25Labelling body to maintain record of decisions on film posters
26Subsequent decisions of Classification Office relating to film posters
27Submission of film posters to Classification Office
28Examination of film posters by Classification Office
29Where film poster likely to be classified as restricted publication
30Conditions relating to film posters
31Excisions from or alterations to posters
32Classification Office to give notice of decision
33Classification Office to maintain record of decisions on film posters
34Approval of poster subject to other restrictions
35Register of Classification Decisions
36List of decisions [Revoked]
37Display or advertising of content of labels for films intended for public exhibition
38On posters and other advertising material
39On trailers
40On radio advertisements
41On television advertisements
42Display of explanatory material in premises where films supplied, etc
43Application for leave of Secretary to apply for review
44Applications for review
45Refusal to examine publication not in good condition
46Offences
47Search warrants [Revoked]
48Labelling body to disseminate information
49Service of notices and other documents
50Service by post
51Service by means of document exchange or facsimile
52Service on absentee
53Chief Censor or President of Board may direct manner of service
54Regulations as to service, etc, to be read subject to express provision
55Revocations
56Application of this Part
57Equivalent ratings and classifications
58Issue of label in respect of film to which this Part applies
59Assignment of rating or classification where conflicting decisions
60Assignment of description
61Labelling body must submit film to Classification Office if film includes inconsistent new material
61ASteps referred to in regulation 61(4)
61BWhen new material is inconsistent with film
61CSymbols used in table in regulation 61B
62Old labels to be obscured
63Film posters approved under Films Act 1983
64Compliance with requirements of Films Act 1983 [Expired]
65Compliance with requirements of Video Recordings Act 1987
66Expiry of regulation 64
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