I missed this. Via Tim Watkin, who writes on the Inside New Zealand child poverty doco:
Scoop reports that NZOA board member Stephen McElrea raised concerns about this screening several days earlier, on November 17. Seemingly under the misapprehension this was a comedy rather than a documentary, McElrea wrote to the NZOA Chair and CEO, “To me, it falls into the area of caution we show about political satire near elections.”
NZOA’s policy seems to be that no political satire will be produced in New Zealand in the three year period immediately before or after a general election.