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Corrin and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1998-010
1998-010

One Network News. Item dealing with an exhibition dedicated to victims of the Holocaust described the exhibition as being located at the Auckland Museum. Declined to determine (did not raise a matter of standards).

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Harang and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1998-004
1998-004

One Network News. Report on the Auckland City Council's decision not to provide funding for the 1998 Hero Parade was accompanied by footage which showed scenes from the 1997 parade. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-180, 1997-181, 1997-182
1997-180–182

One Network News. Tribute from the Leader of the Labour Party on the death of Princess Diana referred to her as the mother of the future King of New Zealand; two other news items dealt with the controversy involving Judge Beattie's refusal to resign after being acquitted of dishonesty. Complaint that all three items was unbalanced. Declined to determine (balance): complaints frivolous, vexatious or trivial. Order (complainant to pay $300 costs to broadcaster). 

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YH and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-172, 1997-173
1997-172–173

One Network News. Item covered fire on Ponui Island, reporting that the locals were concerned at the length of time it took for the emergency services to respond, and at the behaviour of a man at the fire. Not upheld (privacy, fairness)

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-168
1997-168

One Network News. Complaint that item was unbalanced as it did not include any comment from the spokespeople of the other parties in the MMP Parliament. Declined to determine (balance).

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Hon Peter Dunne (Leader of United New Zealand) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-131
1997-131

One Network News: "Close-Up". Subject of item was One Network News/Colmar Brunton poll which showed a move by voters back to the major parties in Parliament. Not upheld (balance).

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Curran and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-126
1997-126

One Network News. Various report covered news of the conflict in Ireland. Complaint that its coverage of Irish news was selective and biased against the Republicans. Not upheld (accuracy, fairness).

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Minister of Housing (Hon Murray McCully) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-125
1997-125

One Network News. Item reported on a Labour Party campaign to show the impact of the reintroduction of market rents for Housing New Zealand tenants. Not upheld (balance, fairness).

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-087
1997-087

One Network News. Item about a nationwide campaign, including advertisements focussing on the theme of procrastination, being launched to recover millions of dollars in unpaid fines. Declined to determine (balance): complaint bordering on vexatious.

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-071
1997-071

One Network NewsHolmes. News item reported that a rash of prison breakouts was causing concern to residents living near Paparua Prison, and follow-up story on Holmes. Complaint that item unbalanced because it didn't investigate the prison conditions there. Declined to determine (balance, fairness, discrimination and denigration): the topic of the items – the security review – did not require an investigation into prison conditions.

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Women's Action for Justice and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-065
1997-065

One Network News. Item reported on unsuccessful appeal to the Privy Council against a woman's conviction for murder of her husband. Included comment from sister of the man murdered that "She wasn't a battered woman." Not upheld (accuracy).

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Gale and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-064
1997-064

One Network News. Item broadcast between 6.00–6.30pm covered police chase in Los Angeles in which two bank robbers were eventually shot and killed. Not upheld (good taste and decency, children's interests).

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Sinclair and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-063
1997-063

One Network News broadcast at 6.00pm. Item showed initiation rites for new recruits in the US Marines  and the shocked response of the military establishment. Not upheld (good taste and decency, children's interests).

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Elston and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-061
1997-061

One Network News. Weather report did not include a forecast for Central Otago. Declined to determine (balance).

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-060
1997-060

One Network News. Sports news dealt with selection of a batsman and showed him practising his batting in the nets. Complaint that liquor signage attached to the nets was prominent. Not upheld (liquor)

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Centre for Psycho-Sociological Development and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-057
1997-057

One Network News. Item referred to Coalition Government's plan to require the unemployed to work in order toqualify for the unemployment benefit. Not upheld (law and order, balance).

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Dunlop and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-056
1997-056

One Network News. Item covered the events surrounding the deaths of six people who were shot at Raurimu, including differing views on the need for tighter gun controls. Not upheld (balance).

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Wellington Palestine Group and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-037
1997-037

One Network News. Item about an internet connection with the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem stated that the offices of the organisation which provided the connection were in Israel. Not upheld (accuracy): action taken sufficient.

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-033, 1997-034
1997-033–034

One Network News. Interview with Minister of Justice discussed government's decision not to proceed with legislation abolishing the right of appeal to the Privy Council. Item reported on raising the minimum pay rates for people over the age of 20 years, one of the matters discussed at the first meeting of the Coalition cabinet. Declined to determine: Authority unable to establish which standards had been breached – complaints based on complainant's strong personal views and his opposition to the particular government policies which were the subject of the items.

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Jackson and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-031
1997-031

One Network News, Holmes. Items dealt with subject of an application by the police for a protection order on behalf of a young woman, without her knowledge or consent. Not upheld (law and order).

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