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Latest Decisions

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

New Zealand Business Roundtable and Treasury and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-026, 1990-027

Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two topics on electoral system, using extensive interviews. Upheld (accuracy). Not upheld (balance). Declined to determine (fairness). Orders (broadcast of correction and apology; order for TVNZ to refrain from broadcasting advertising programmes for one evening from 6pm to closedown).

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New Zealand Immigration Service (Yealsby) and Television New Zealand Ltd - ID1990-001

Holmes Show. Procedural issues, conflicting version of the facts. The Authority ordered the complaint by the New Zealand Immigration Service to be referred back to the broadcaster.

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White and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1990-025

3 National News. Item about the torture of an AIDS carrier. Upheld (children's interests). Not upheld (good taste and decency, violence). No order.

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Jensen and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-024

Listener advertisement about the Maori Battalion. Praise for the Battaiion attributed to Rommel incorrect. Upheld (accuracy). No order.

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Flook (on behalf of the New Zealand National Party) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-023

Labour Party advertisement concerning the National Party's health and defence policies. Complaint that created false impression. Not upheld (accuracy of election programme).

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