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New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-116
2004-116

60 Minutes. Boating incident. Upheld on one inaccuracy. Balance, fairness, not upheld. No order.

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Whiteley and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-121
2004-121

3 News. Clip of an actress falling off a chair. Good taste and decency, and children's interests. Not upheld.

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McCarthy and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-056, 2004-057
2004-056–057

The Mummy Returns promo. Classification, children's interests. Upheld in part (compliance with classification band). No order.

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Owen and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-064
2004-064

3 News Special. Referred back by High Court on appeal. Balance. Upheld.

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Graham and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-030, 2004-031, 2004-032
2004-030–032

That Seventies Show and 60 Minutes. Good taste and decency, Children's interests, classification. Not upheld

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Lattin and Dijkstra and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-165, 2003-166
2003-165–166

Fight For Life. Allegedly offensive remark. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Harrison and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-138, 2003-139, 2003-140
2003-138–140

The Strip promos. Promos for AO programme featuring allegedly offensive sexual material were screened in G and PGR time-bands. Upheld (programme classification, shown during 3 News). Not upheld (good taste and decency, accuracy). Not upheld: majority (programme classification, shown during 20/20). No order.

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Nichol and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-131
2003-131

3 News. Interview with MP who abstained from voting on the Prostitution Reform Bill referred to his Muslim background and blamed him for passage of the bill. Not upheld (balance).

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Lindley and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-122, 2003-123
2003-122–123

3 News. Message from complainants' answerphone which reported their progress in recovering from an air crash was broadcast as part of news item. Not upheld (privacy, fairness).

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Boyce and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-106
2003-106

3 News. Item about release from prison of paedophile to mother’s home, media waiting outside mother’s home were attacked by elderly woman. Not upheld (fairness).

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Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-107
2003-107

20/20: “In Harm’s Way”. Item about actions of Child, Youth and Family Services Department. Upheld (accuracy). Not upheld (law and order, privacy, balance). Subsumed (fairness). No order.

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Scott and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-108
2003-108

20/20. Complaint that a statement broadcast about a complaint upheld by the Authority was inaccurate, misleading and unfair. Not upheld (accuracy, fairness).

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Binnie and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-092
2003-092

3 News. Item on initiation ceremony at girl’s school. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, chirldren's interests, violence).

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Hunter and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-076
2003-076

Special Victims Unit and Crime Scene Investigation promo. Reference to oral sex broadcast at 7.50pm. Subsumed (children's interests). Not upheld (good taste and decency, violence). Not upheld: majority (programme classification).

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and 4 Others and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-077–081
2003-077–081

3 News Special. Interviews with Nicky Hager and Prime Minister about issues raised in Hager’s book "Seeds of Distrust". Upheld: balance (government accountability); accuracy (approach to interview with Prime Minister in comparison with the interview with Mr Hager); fairness (presentation of programme, as Prime Minister not advised of source of allegations and the accuser was interviewed in an earlier section of the programme). Not upheld: balance (science aspect); accuracy (statement that Prime Minister declined her earlier offer to do another interview); fairness (preparation of programme, conduct and style of interview).
Orders: Broadcast of statement; contribution of $11,000 towards legal costs; payment of costs to the Crown of $14,000.

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and 6 Others and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-055–061
2003-055–061

3 News Special. Interviews with Nicky Hager and Prime Minister about issues raised in Hager’s book "Seeds of Distrust". Upheld: balance (government accountability); accuracy (approach to interview with Prime Minister in comparison with the interview with Mr Hager); fairness (presentation of programme, as Prime Minister not advised of source of allegations and the accuser was interviewed in an earlier section of the programme). Not upheld: balance (science aspect); accuracy (statement that Prime Minister declined her earlier offer to do another interview); fairness (preparation of programme, conduct and style of interview). Unable to determine: accuracy (scientific facts in dispute).

The Authority invited submissions on orders.

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New Zealand Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child Inc and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-051
2003-051

Inside New Zealand: The Hardest Decision. Documentary on abortion. Not upheld (law and order, balance, accuracy).

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and Mike Munro and TV3 Network Services Ltd - ID2003-025, ID2003-026
ID2003-025–€“026

3 News Special. Interview with Prime Minister canvassed allegations about GM. Application declined.

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Ken Turner Motors Ltd and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-016
2003-016

Target. Use of hidden camera when mechanics attending breakdown. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness).

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Smith and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-006
2003-006

20/20: "The Goons". Item about Christchurch Prison Emergency Response Unit. Upheld (accuracy 2 points, fairness). Not upheld (balance). Order (broadcast of statement).

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