The advert, with actress Elaine C Smith, was the first in the UK to show pictures of women's breasts affected by cancer.
The campaign, shown after the 9pm watershed in Scotland, resulted in a 50% rise in the number of women contacting their GP about the disease.
New Zealand's Commercial Approval Bureau (CAB) advised Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) that nipples were not permitted in TV adverts there.
The NZBCF was forced to use strategically placed pot plants, balloons and cupcakes.
The advert, first screened in Scotland last September, showed Rab C Nesbitt star Smith holding placards with images of breasts affected by cancer.
In September, October and November, 21,000 women contacted a GP about symptoms - up 50% on the 13,900 in the same period of 2011.
The advert urged women to look out for a change in breast shape or size, an unusual pain in their breast, a change in the skin such as dimpling, puckering or reddening, and changes to nipples as well as lumps.
Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "By airing this advert, the first ad in the UK to show real pictures of women's breasts with visible signs of breast cancer, Scotland has led the way with innovative and thought-provoking public health campaigns."