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New Zealand is a country in the southern hemisphere and is a neighbour (but not a bordering country) to AustraliaFijiNew Caledonia and other islands.

The country's OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) is responsible for the rating system for games. New Zealand sold the full versions of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, while Australia had censored versions with some content removed. This is because New Zealand has an 18+ rating for games, whilst Australia lacked this until 2013, meaning that particularly violent or sexually explicit games may have been refused classification and banned from sale or required substantial editing to meet the highest (MA15) rating in Australia. Consequently it was common for Australian gamers to illegally import their R18 titles from NZ.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • On the radio chat show "Chattersphere" a man calls saying he lost his children at Del Perro Pier, after a moment this man starts screaming and crying, as Lazlow or Michelle Minx goes to cut him off he says "I'm going back to New Zeal..." which is strange because his accent sounds very American. this is the first reference to New Zealand in a Grand Theft Auto game so far.