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Billboards Will you introduce bylaws and show leadership in regulating public billboards in Auckland so that they must be G-rated and only suitable for family viewing, with a pre-vetting system?

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Expo ad has 50 complaints
Herald on Sunday Aug 15, 2010

Offensive billboard ignores toothless ASA
Family First Media Release 21 April 2008

Porn billboard sparks protest
NZ Herald Mar 13, 2009

Joseph and Mary in bed billboard decried
TVNZ News December 17, 2009

DB Breweries' porn billboard sparks protest
NZ Herald Mar 13, 2009

Authority rejects call for changes to billboard advertising
Radio New Zealand 5 April 2009

Uesifili Unasa

I will support the efforts to do so.

Len Brown

I disagree with the content of advertisements that are overly graphic in nature. However, the council does not and should not have the power to restrict freedom of speech, no matter how much we disagree with what is being said. There are already rules that regulate what can be displayed, and we have a chief censor who is responsible for regulating inappropriate content. There is also an industry body that deals with complaints. While I cannot be the judge of what is and is not appropriate - I will, however, attempt to act as an arbiter if hugely offensive displays are put up.

John Minto

I think the “voluntary” codes and guidelines that apply to advertising are a joke – in respect to alcohol in particular where sex is used to drive alcohol sales despite guidelines saying the opposite. We are allowing big powerful corporates to peddle booze to teenagers and encourage binge drinking to improve their profits. I’ve written quite a bit about this…

John Palino

It would make sense to ensure that no offensive messages or advertising are erected, and that there be due process to determine their suitability before and after their posting.

Maybe – and open to the idea
Not Sure – but open to the idea
Not Sure

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