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BSA decisions are legal decisions with the force of precedent, but any broadcaster or complainant can appeal them to the High Court. If a broadcaster appeals a decision to the High Court, the complainant is named as the other party but can choose not to take part in proceedings.

The list below contains downloadable PDF copies of the High Court's judgments relating to BSA decisions.

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2013

Collier v BSA, 11 June 2013 PDF59.65 KB BSA decision 2012-137

2012

McDonald v Television New Zealand Ltd, 30 April 2012
PDF (110.08 KB)
BSA decision 2011-020
Attorney General of Samoa v TVWorks Ltd, 13 Feb 2012
PDF (1.92 MB)
BSA decision 2010-188

2011

Television New Zealand Ltd v Freeman, 26 Oct 2011
PDF (137.27 KB)
BSA decision 2011-001
TVWorks Ltd v BSA and Bennett (Minister for Social Development) 6 May 2011 PDF (106.39 KB) BSA decision ID2010-106
Television New Zealand Ltd v West, TVWorks Ltd v Sundborn,
21 April 2011 PDF (3.33 MB)
BSA decision 2010-073
BSA decision 2010-044

2010

Reekie v Television New Zealand Ltd, 3 Nov 2010 PDF (1.69 MB) BSA decision 2009-111
Radio New Zealand Ltd v Bolton, 19 July 2010 PDF (136.55 KB) BSA decision 2009-097
  (see also 2009-166)
Easton v Radio New Zealand, 11 March 2010 PDF (165.64 KB) BSA decision 2008-029
Reekie v Television New Zealand Ltd, 8 Feb 2010
PDF (255.2 KB)
BSA decision 2009-026

2008

Television New Zealand Ltd v KW, 18 Dec 2008 PDF (129.96 KB) BSA decision 2006-087
Television New Zealand v Green, 11 July 2008 PDF (82.96 KB) BSA decision 2007-068
Radio New Zealand Ltd v Wellington City Council, 9 June 2008
PDF (428.08 KB)
BSA decision 2007-056
TVWorks Ltd v du Fresne, 13 March 2008 PDF (46.29 KB) BSA decision 2007-017

2007

CanWest TVWorks Ltd v XY, 22 Aug 2007 PDF (78.95 KB) BSA decision 2006-014
Browne v CanWest TVWorks Ltd, 31 July 2007 PDF (109.85 KB) BSA decision 2006-022

2005

Radio New Zealand Ltd v Ellis, 15 Sept 2005 PDF (1.53 MB) BSA decision 2004-115
TV3 Network Services Ltd v BSA, Ebbett, ASA and Television New Zealand Ltd, 22 March 2005 PDF (192 KB) BSA summary of appeal

2004

Television New Zealand Ltd v BSA and BA, 13 Dec 2004
PDF (930.17 KB)
BSA decision 2004-070
Television New Zealand Ltd v Viewers for Television Excellence Inc, 23 July 2004 PDF (1.96 MB) BSA decision 2003-124
TV3 Network Services Ltd v The Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and Others, 'Corngate', 10 Feb 2004 PDF (18.64 MB) BSA decision 2003-055–061
(see also 2003-077–081 orders)

2003

Hooker v TV3 Network Services Ltd, 19 March 2003
PDF (980.81 KB)
BSA decision 2002-120

2002

TV3 Network Services Ltd v ECPAT New Zealand Incorporated,
20 Dec 2002 PDF (1.3 MB)
BSA decision 2002-031–032
TV3 Network Services Ltd v Holt, 26 July 2002 PDF (1.5 MB) BSA decision 2001-212
Hooker v Television New Zealand Ltd, 13 June 2002
PDF (1.09 MB)
BSA decisions 2001-136, 2001-220

2001

Watson v Television New Zealand Ltd, 25 Sep 2001
PDF
369.72 KB
BSA decision 2001-023
Hackwell v Television New Zealand Ltd and BSA, 13 Sept 2001
PDF (656.76 KB)
BSA decision 2000-120–121
 

1999

TV3 Network Services Ltd v BSA, Diocese of Dunedin and
Somers-Edgar, 30 July 1999 PDF (2.73 MB)
BSA decision 1999-033–040
TV3 Network Services Ltd v Criminal Bar Association,
20 Oct 1999
PDF (233.95 KB)
BSA decision 1997-128–129
 

1998

Radio New Zealand Ltd v Hon Murray McCully, 8 April 1998
PDF (299.14 KB)
BSA decision 1996-088
Television New Zealand Ltd v Southland Fuel Injection Ltd,
16 March 1998 PDF (1.04 MB)
BSA decision 1994-091

1997

Television New Zealand Ltd v Ministry of Agriculture, 13 Feb 1997 PDF977.03 KB BSA decision 1995-025

1995/96

Moonen v Television New Zealand Ltd, 14 Aug 1996
PDF (283.51 KB)
BSA decision 1995-004
Moonen and Television New Zealand Ltd v BSA, 30 May 1995
PDF (1.29 MB)
BSA decision 1995-004

1995

Jardine Insurance Brokers v Television New Zealand Ltd,
3 Nov 1995 PDF (436.22 KB)
BSA decision 1994-070
(see also 1994-086, costs)

Comalco v BSA and TVNZ, 29 May 1995 PDF (285.59 KB)
Comalco v BSA and TVNZ, 14 December 1995 PDF714.73 KB

BSA decision 1994-014
(see also File note Comalco v BSA and TVNZ PDF (232.04 KB))

TV3 Network Services Ltd v BSA, 15 May 1995 PDF (733.93 KB) BSA decision 1994-001
 

1994

Television New Zealand Ltd v Mansell, 2 February 1994
PDF (204.76 KB)

BSA decision 1991-025

1993

TV3 Network Services Ltd v Eveready and Home & Safety,
29 April 1993 PDF
1.06 MB

File note TV3 v Eveready and Home & Safety PDF212.13 KB

1991

TV3 Network Services Ltd v BSA, Eveready and Home & Safety, 31 Oct 1991 PDF1.11 MB

File Note TV3 v BSA and Eveready and Home & Safety PDF211.36 KB

1990

Alton v BSA, 16 Oct 1990 PDF377.99 KB File Note Alton v BSA PDF108.53 KB