Internet censorship in New Zealand
Internet censorship in New Zealand refers to filtering website traffic to prevent Internet users in New Zealand from accessing certain selected sites and material.
In March 2009, the Minister for Communications and IT, Steven Joyce, stated that the government had been following Internet censorship in Australia, and had no plans to introduce something similar in New Zealand. He acknowledged that filtering can cause delays for all Internet users, and that those who are determined to get around any filter will find a way to do so.
In March 2010 the Department of Internal Affairs has admitted that the filter is operational and is already being used.
As of 7 January 2012, the following New Zealand ISPs have joined the DIA initiative:
- Telecom New Zealand
- Xtreme Networks
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