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Film and Literature Board of Review nominations sought

The Department of Internal Affairs has advised the New Zealand Law Society that the Minister of Internal Affairs is inviting nominations for three positions on the Film and Literature Board of Review.

The Board is a statutory appeal body established under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993. Its function is to review classification decisions made by the Office of Film and Literature Classification when an application for review is received.

The Board examines the publications according to the criteria in the Act. A publication is any printed, recorded or stored image or text. This includes films, video recordings, DVDs, books, magazines, posters and computer-based material.

The Board consists of nine members, with terms of appointment for up to three years.

Information provided by the department on the skills and attributes sought from members says the Board's membership should include people with knowledge of, or experience in, matters that are likely to come before the Board. The Minister is seeking candidates who demonstrate one of more of:

  • academic knowledge of, or senior practical experience in, the creative or digital arts;
  • expertise in the social sciences; and
  • the ability to interpret and apply legislation.

"In the interests of board diversity, nominations of women, Māori and/or people from the South Island are particularly welcome," it says.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment, or wish to nominate a suitably qualified candidate, please send a current CV with full contact details to

Last updated on the 30th August 2013