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Parre and CanWest RadioWorks Ltd - 2005-016
2005-016

Radio Pacific talkback. Algerian refugee. Accuracy, upheld. Good taste and decency, not upheld. No order.

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GAP – The Business and Professionals Association Inc and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2004-065, 2004-066
2004-065–066

Radio Pacific talkback. Discrimination and balance. Not upheld.

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Gardiner and RadioWorks Ltd - 2004-035
2004-035

Radio Pacific. Talkback comment about appointment of gay or lesbian liaison officer. Accuracy, fairness, discrimination and denigration, not upheld

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Syron and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2002-092
2002-092

Radio Pacific. Host used allegedly offensive language in describing the Australian Government's attitude to ANZUS and the United States. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Madigan and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2002-054
2002-054

Radio Pacific. Only part of letter from complainant to talkback host read on air. Not upheld (balance, fairness, accuracy).

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Lawrence and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2002-053
2002-053

Radio Pacific talkback. Caller's description of Prime Minister Helen Clark. Upheld (good taste and decency, non-retention of tape). Order (broadcast of approved statement).

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Royal and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2001-213
2001-213

Radio Pacific. Talkback host's reference to graffiti artists’ attitude to suicide included the words, they "should commit suicide more quickly". Declined to determine (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration: no tape). Upheld (retention of recording). No Order.

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand and The RadioWorks New Zealand Ltd - 2001-103
2001-103

Radio Pacific talkback. Host's comment about interest rates allegedly inaccurate. Not upheld (accuracy).

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New Zealand Institute of Animal Control Officers Inc and The RadioWorks New Zealand Ltd - 2001-054
2001-054

Radio Pacific. Talkback host said he would shoot a dog ranger about to shoot his dog. Upheld (law and order). Not relevant (social responsibility). No order.

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Dickinson and The Radio Works New Zealand Ltd - 2001-047
2001-047

Radio Pacific talkback session. Question posed by talkback host offensive. Upheld: action taken insufficient (good taste and decency). Order (letter of apology to be sent to complainant).

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Cockram and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-114, 2000-115
2000-114–115

Radio Pacific talkback. Complaint that host made misleading comments about Tranz Rail and its safety record, then the next day broadcast comments about the complainant, who had written to Radio Pacific about the broadcast. Upheld (fairness, accuracy). Order (broadcast of statement).

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Buckland and Hoffer and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-077, 2000-078
2000-077–078

Radio Pacific talkback. Host critical of Italian team at America’s Cup, referring to them among other things as "greasy Italians". Complaint that remarks racially discriminatory. Upheld (good taste and decency). Not upheld (discrimination and denigration). Order ($1,000 costs to Crown).

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Campbell and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-076
2000-076

Radio Pacific. Talkback host's references to the contribution by Maori to the millennium celebrations in New Zealand. Allegedly offensive and anti-Maori and inciting racial disharmony. Declined to determine: no tape (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration). Upheld (broadcaster's failure to retain tape). Order ($250 costs to complainant).

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Ingram and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-064
2000-064

Radio Pacific talkback. Caller asked asked the host for his views on the efficacy of certain therapeutic remedies. Complaint that the broadcast was not balanced and was irresponsible in not advising the caller to seek medical advice. Also concern about the sponsorship of the programme by a company which made alternative remedies. Not upheld (balance, responsible programming).

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Ryan and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-025
2000-025

Radio Pacific. Comment by host considered to be denigratory and blasphemous. Not upheld (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration).

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Rhodes and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-021
2000-021

Radio Pacific talkback. Host told caller she was stupid for supporting Winston Peters in the upcoming election. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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McGlone and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-018
2000-018

Radio Pacific. Host advised caller to lie to the Accident Compensation Corporation in order to obtain a benefit she was not legally entitled to. Upheld (law and order): action taken insufficient. Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).

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Cotterall and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-015
2000-015

Radio Pacific. Talkback host said "Maori is not a culture". Complaint that the comment was racially derogatory and insulting to the tangata whenua. Not upheld (discrimination and denigration): the expression of an opinion.

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Cannell and The RadioWorks Ltd - 2000-007
2000-007

Radio Pacific talkback. Host referred to caller in a derogatory way. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Savoy Equities Ltd and Radio Pacific Ltd - 1999-196
1999-196

Radio Pacific talkback. In discussion of Auckland’s controversial Britomart development, the presenter suggested that the developer should return to his home country in Asia. Upheld (fairness). Subsumed under fairness (balance, accuracy, discrimination and denigration). Order (statement).

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