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15 June 2017

BSA releases new research on public attitudes to broadcasting standards decisions on television classifications and timebands282.15 KB

For the full research reports see:

Litmus Testing 2017

External Review of Decisions 2017

 

18 May 2017

Satirical comedy about Royal Family, The Windsors, not in breach of broadcasting standards263.34 KB

For the full decision see:

Cameron and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2017-011

 

24 April 2017

Seven Sharp 'herb thief' item unfair and broadcaster should have apologised627.45 KB - English + Chinese (Mandarin) versions 

For the full decision see: Shen and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-097

Facebook photos of injured bus crash passengers in news item breached privacy261.95 KB

For the full decision see: Rickard and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-098

 

23 March 2017

Story item about accountability of judges found to be in public interest263.83 KB

For the full decision see:

Newfield and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-093

 

13 March 2017

BSA issues decisions on promotion of AO programmes during family television viewing times353.5 KB

For the full decisions see:

Hurrell and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-086

Hurrell and SKY Network Television Ltd - 2016-094

 

22 November 2016

BSA finds 3D item about alleged bullying within the New Zealand Fire Service did not breach broadcasting standards164.83 KB

For the full decision see:

New Zealand Fire Service and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-017

 

8 November 2016

Hauraki Breakfast Show found to have breached broadcasting standards; NZME Radio ordered to pay a fine and compensation totalling $8,000183.28 KB

For the full decisions see:

Stokes and NZME Radio Ltd - 2016-045

Mitchell and NZME Radio Ltd - 2016-027

 

25 October 2016

Seven Sharp item on outgoing New Plymouth mayor not in breach of broadcasting standards169.78 KB

For the full decisions see:

Oswald and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-040A

Hayward and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-040B

Short and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-040C

 

19 October 2016

BSA rejects complaint about TV3 items inspired by 'Rhodes Must Fall' movement221.91 KB

For the full decision see:

Lee and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-044

 

21 September 2016

BSA finds tiler featured on The Block NZ: Villa Wars treated unfairly (168.53 KB) 

For the full decision see:

Djurdjevic and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-004

 

26 August 2016

News report on Pastafarian wedding not discriminatory163.62 KB

For the full decision see:

Martyn and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-042

 

25 August 2016

BSA finds high public interest in Sunday bobby calves programme166.31 KB

For the full decision see:

Knight and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-028

 

25 August 2016

The Rock Morning Rumble stunt breaches broadcasting standards165.87 KB

For the full decision see:

Weich and MediaWorks Radio Ltd - 2016-023

 

29 July 2016

BSA finds two Seven Sharp items about flag referendum were not unbalanced164.59 KB

For the full decisions see:

Hawker and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-025

Turver and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2016-032

 

21 July 2016

BSA find Neighbours at War breached broadcasting standards163.33 KB

For the full decision see:

MX & FX and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2015-094

 

15 July 2016

2016 Litmus Testing on good taste and decency released by BSA (176.23KB)

 

30 June 2016

3D broadcast of investigation into Gardasil vaccine did not breach broadcasting standards165.99 KB

For the full decision see:

Seqirus (NZ) Ltd and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2016-015

 

BSA finds paid radio programme unbalanced and unfair162.86 KB

For the full decision see:

Mitchell and Te Reo Irirangi O Te Arawa - 2015-104

 

10 May 2016

BSA finds Story’s opening night item on Auckland real estate agent unfair218.63 KB

For the full decision see:

Wildman and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2015-075

 

8 April 2016

BSA welcomes new Chief Executive154.95 KB 

 

1 April 2016

BSA releases new codebook of broadcasting standards159.75 KB 

View or download the new codebook here:

Broadcasting Standards in New Zealand Codebook

 

7 March 2016

Interview about resignation of senior Māori Television staff inaccurate and unfair213.1 KB

For the full decision see:

Forbes & Lee and UMA Broadcasting Ltd - 2015-058

 

23 December 2015

BSA finds Dog Squad breached woman's privacy139.52 KB

For the full decision see:

SW and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2015-030

 

16 November 2015

BSA: Programme about mother's drug addiction and prostitution breached child's privacy140.18 KB 

For the full decision see:

NS and SKY Network Television Ltd - 2015-032

 

16 November 2015

BSA finds no privacy breach in broadcast of Campbell Live Gloriavale visit163.62 KB

For the full decision see:

Cave and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2015-026

 

16 November 2015

BSA finds Seven Sharp euthanasia item lacked balance163.54 KB

For the full decision see:

Right to Life New Zealand Inc and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2015-023

 

30 September 2015

Complaint about Nicki Minaj music video upheld by BSA162.94 KB

For the full decision see:

McCaw and SKY Network Television Ltd - 2015-011

 

30 September 2015

BSA finds Hosking 'ponytail' comments unfair 159.37 KB

For the full decision see:

Aranyi & Others and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2015-036

 

20 August 2015

BSA upholds complaint about Eltham waste story 160.72KB

For the full decision see:

South Taranaki District Council and Mediaworks TV Ltd - 2014-149

 

20 August 2015

BSA upholds complaint about unbalanced coverage of Gaza conflict 161.65KB

For the full decision see:

Maasland & Others and Radio New Zealand - 2014-1158

 

21 July 2015

BSA upholds Campbell Live complaint199.42 KB

For the full decision see: 

Insurance Council of New Zealand and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2014-146

 

21 July 2015

Public consultation opens on draft codes of broadcasting practice159.79 KB

Submissions can be made online here

30 June 2015

Plunket's comments about Catton not a breach of broadcasting standards195.92 KB

For the full decision see: 

Parlane & Wilson and MediaWorks Radio Ltd - 2015-009

23 June 2015

BSA orders compensation in unique privacy case178.29 KB

For the full decisions see:

PG and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2014-090

Elborn and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2015-014

9 April 2015

BSA: Context critical for good taste and decency complaintsPDF 289.43KB 

For the full decisions see:

Peet and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2015-001

Malone & Sadd and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2014-155

30 March 2015

BSA releases Children's Media Use Study (PDF 84.63KB)
The research into how our children engage with media today. Conducted by Colmar Brunton for the Broadcasting Standards Authority and NZ On Air.

For the research content and related documents see:
Children's Media Use Study

12 February 2015

Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' complaint upheldPDF 191.93KB

For the full decision see:
Narayan and Humm FM - 2014-119

Campbell Live investigation breached broadcasting standardsPDF 269.73KB

For the full decision see:
Harkema and TVWorks Ltd2012-042

8 December 2014

BSA declines to uphold Taranaki fracking waste disposal complaintPDF 78.52KB

For the full decision see:
Taranaki Regional Council and Radio New Zealand2014-013

Accuracy complaint about opinion piece attacking Israel upheldPDF 74.25KB

For the full decision see:
Cumin and The Radio Network - 2014-098

6 November 2014

BSA declines to uphold three election advertising complaint (PDF 310.6KB)

For full decisions see:
Pekepo and MediaWorks Radio Ltdekepo and MediaWorks Radio Ltd - 2014-116
Allen and MediaWorks TV Ltd - 2014-106
Kumar and The Radio Network Ltd - 2014-117

15 September 2014
Broadcaster's right to express climate change views defended (PDF 308.8KB)
For the full decision see:
Dempsey and 3 others and Television New Zealand - 2014-047

Broadcaster did enough after women described as "heifers" (PDF 194KB)
For the full decision see:
Du Fall and The Radio Network Ltd - 2014-055

9 June 2014

BSA declines to uphold Kōhanga Reo Trust's complaint PDF 308.8KB
For the full decision see:
Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board and Māori Television Service - 2013-071

7 April 2014

Kenyan mall shooting complaint upheld (PDF 304.19KB)
For the full decision see:
Warwick and TVWorks Ltd - 2013-089

BSA declines to uphold complaints about Fair Go medal dealer storyPDF 412.06KB
For the full decision see:
Gough and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-095


17 December 2013

BSA releases decisions on Seven Sharp (PDF 418.07KB)
For the full decisions see:
Craig and 4 Others and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2013-034
McMillan and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2013-025

25 November 2013

Complaints against RNZ's Nine to Noon upheld by BSA (PDF 417.22KB)
For the full decision see:
Garrett and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 2013-048

BSA says Futurama episode incorrectly classified (PDF 411.87KB)
For the full decision see:
Stroud and TVWorks Ltd - 2013-044

7 October 2013

Home and Away storyline breaches broadcasting standards(PDF 415.25KB)
For the full decision see:
Simpson and TVWorks Ltd - 2013-031

BSA finds Close Up item was unfair and inaccurate (PDF 412.43KB)
For the full decision see:
Pompallier Catholic College and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-122


9 September 2013

BSA releases report on acceptability of swear wordsPDF 350.26KB
For the summary and downloadable report see:
What Not to Swear: The Acceptability of Words in Broadcasting, 2013

5 August 2013

Cruise FM Waikato ordered to apologise on air following complaints PDF 92.84KB
For the full decision see:
Anderson and Others and Cruise FM Waikato - 2012-133

Complaint against Michael Laws not upheldPDF 191.57KB

For the full decision see:
Richmond and RadioWorks Ltd - 2013-023

17 June 2013

Comedy programme did not breach standards, says BSA PDF 273.9 KB
For the full decision see:
O'Connor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2013-006

Complaint about The Graham Norton Show promo not upheld PDF 346.75 KB
For the full decision see:
Bergman and TVWorks Ltd - 2013-013

13 May 2013

BSA says radio host abused position by airing grievance PDF 268.46 KB
For the full decision see:
Otago City Casinos Ltd and The Radio Network Ltd (TRN) - 2013-004


BSA rules on two Fair Go complaintsPDF 196.18 KB
For the full decisions see:
Moore and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-107
Phan and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-123


27 February 2013

BSA finds 3 News breached controversial issues standardPDF 191.9 KB
For the full decision see:
Brooking and TVWorks Ltd - 2012-121

BSA finds TVNZ breached fairness and accuracy standardsPDF 193.02 KB

For the full decision see:
Whyte and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-070


4 February 2013

BSA finds no breach in Beyond the Darklands promo PDF 45.96 KB
For the full decision see:
Brown and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-119

“Beast of Blenheim” nickname not a broadcasting standards breachPDF 271.48 KB
For the full decision see:
McKay and TVWorks Ltd - 2012-125

20 November 2012

Broadcasting Standards Authority reports a drop in complaintsPDF 192.01 KB
See our Annual Report PDF (513.94 KB)

Verbal sparring about Ports of Auckland dispute did not breach standardsPDF 268.72 KB
For the full decision see:
Bhatnagar and RadioWorks Ltd - 2012-045

 

30 October 2012    
Four complaints dismissed by the BSA as frivolous and trivialPDF 267.53 KB

For the full decision see:
McDonald and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-100

Complaints about a Close Up item on church not upheldPDF 265.54 KB

For the full decision see:
Bowers, Patel and Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2012-050