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Information for Officials

This section is for New Zealand government officials.

New Zealand officials who submit publications for classification are court officials, members of the New Zealand Police and Customs Service, and officials in the Censorship Compliance Unit of the Department of Internal Affairs.

These officials have an automatic right of submission, which means that they do not need to seek the leave of the Chief Censor to submit a publication for classification to the Classification Office.

Court officials

This page explains how court officials submit publications for classification.

Subsection pages:

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Internal Affairs

This page explains the process for Internal Affairs officials submitting publications for classification.

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NZ Customs

Customs officers sometimes intercept objectionable publications at the border. There is a particular form to submit publications to the Classification Office for classification.

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NZ Police

This page explains how Police submit publications for classification.

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