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Latest Decisions

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


Housing Corporation of New Zealand and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-014

Holmes. Interview with Minister of Housing about HCNZ asking the Police to investigate the activities of a named company. Upheld (accuracy about points of fact). Not upheld (balance, fairness, news must be presented accurately). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).

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Hon Sir Roger Douglas, Hon Richard Prebble and Rt Hon David Lange and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-016, 1991-017, 1991-018

Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two distinct topics: the funding of New Zealand political parties' election campaigns and the lack of any formal requirement in this country that Members of Parliament declare their private interests.

Complaint by Sir Roger Douglas (1991-016): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Not upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.

Complaint by Hon Richard Prebble (1991-017): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings. No order

Complaint by Rt Hon David Lange (1991-018): Alleged factual inaccuracy, lack of balance and invasion of privacy. Not upheld in part (balance, privacy); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.

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Dunckley and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-015

TVNZ's editing practices. Complaint that factually inaccurate not to advertise reductions. Declined referral.

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Burbridge and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-010

Advertisement for Sudafed. Complaint about use of Dambusters theme. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Town and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-011

Holmes. Interview with alleged bird smuggler being sought by the police. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order).

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