Our classification system covers most (but not all) kinds of media, such as film, games and books. Find out more, and learn what the classification labels mean.
New Zealand has had a classification system for a long time, but why does our system work the way it does? And why is it important?
In this section you'll find out how we classify things like films and games, how classification are enforced and how they can be appealed.
A drink can called Miss Svenson's Classroom Detention caused controversy due to its sexual content and was submitted to the Classification Office by a member of the public. Find out how the drink can was classified.
The classification of Ted Dawe's novel Into the River has been changed and we've updated our case study. Learn why the book has been classified four times.
When did classification first start in New Zealand? Which key films created a turning point in censorship history? Find the answers in the timeline.