Amy Adams | Radio New Zealand | 17028
New Zealand will quash historical convictions for consensual sex between men. In 1986 the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed, decriminalising sex between men above 16 years old.
Justice Minister Amy Adams said an application process will be introduced and cases will be judged individually.
Convictions for consensual sex between men prior to that will still appear in criminal history checks and may have to be disclosed in job applications.
About 1,000 people could be eligible to apply.