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