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Find Ratings

In this section you can search for classifications/ratings for films, games, books, or other publications.

Contact the Information Unit if you cannot find what you are looking for or need additional information.

How to search for a classification

There are two sources of information on New Zealand classifications of films, games, books, or other publications. One is the Film and Video Labelling Body Database, and the other is the NZ Register of Classification Decisions. This page explains where you should search, depending on the classification information you are looking for.

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New Zealand's classification labels

Learn what New Zealand's classification labels look like and what each one means.

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Search the Film and Video Labelling Body Database

This database contains:

  • film classifications and descriptive notes from 1994 to today

Search the Film and Video Labelling Body Database

Search the NZ Register of Classification Decisions

This database contains:

  • film classifications from the late 1960s to today (earlier decisions are being added to the online register)
  • book and magazine classifications from 1963 to today
  • game classifications from 1994 to today
  • classifications on other publications such as sound recordings and apparel

Note: Because this is an official register it holds multiple classifications for some titles. This may be as a result of titles being submitted in different formats or with different running times, being submitted under different classification legislation, or being re-classified.

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