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'H&A' too "raunchy" for NZ television

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Martha McKenzie from Home and Away

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An episode of Home and Away has been deemed too "raunchy" for New Zealand television.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority upheld a complaint that a scene between characters Liam and Martha, which showed them kissing passionately before she removed her bathrobe and showed her bra, was too "sexually charged" for its TV rating.

According to NewsCore, the scene went "well beyond what should be included in a G-rated programme".

The report also said that the episode "did not consider interests of child viewers" and "did not observe standards of good taste and decency".

Although no penalty was given to the show, it is the first time that a complaint about sexual content on the show has been upheld. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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