Bob McCoskrie is dumber than a sack of hammers and clearly still hasn’t heard about the Streisand Effect.
Conservative lobby group Family First is considering its legal options after a ban on controversial teen novel Into the River was lifted.
An interim restriction order was applied last month on Ted Dawe’s award-winning coming-of-age novel making it illegal to sell or supply the book anywhere in New Zealand.
Film and Literature Board of Review took the step after Family First sought to have an age restriction placed on the book because of its subject matter.
The book contains offensive language and addresses several controversial issues, including having sex under the legal age, illegal drug use, child sex exploitation and violent assault.
In a 4-1 majority decision the board lifted the ban saying it did not believe an age restriction was justified. Read more »