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Latest Decisions

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

New Zealand Aids Foundation and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1991-024

Talkback programme hosted by Chris Carter. Discussion of AIDS and host's comments about the AIDS Foundation. Upheld (fairness). Not upheld (good taste and decency). Declined to determine (accuracy). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).

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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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