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Latest Decisions

The list below contains our recently published decisions, with the latest at the top. 


Mansell and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-025

Fair Go. Item on building firm (Barr Cook Enterprises Ltd) that had gone into liquidation. Upheld (accuracy, fairness): associating Cobarco Homes Ltd with Barr Cook Enterprises Ltd. Not upheld (accuracy, balance, fairness): re the reasons for Barr Cook's liquidation.

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New Zealand Fishing Industry Association and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-021

Frontline: "Net Profits". Programme dealt with two aspects of commercial fishing activity on the West Coast of the South Island. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness)

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Christian Heritage Party of New Zealand and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-022

Decision 90. Progamme covered the results of the general election held that day. Complaint that the Christian Heritage Party did not get a mention despite polling higher than some other parties. Not upheld (balance). The Authority recorded that it was sensitive to the frustration suffered by the complainant.

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Seymour and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-019

Telecom advertisment "I've been everywhere" on TVNZ. Complaint that mispronunciations in the ad encouraged discrimination and denigration on account of race. Upheld: majority (discrimination against Maori because of mispronunciations). Not upheld (denigration of Maori). No order.

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Nga Kaiwhakapumau I Te Reo (Inc) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-020

Telecom advertisment "I've been everywhere", L V Martin advertisment. Mispronunciation of Maori place names. Upheld (good taste and decency): Telecom advertisment. Not upheld: majority (good taste and decency): LV Martin advertisment. No order.

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