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CP and TVWorks Ltd - 2012-069
2012-069

An episode of Target featured hidden camera footage of employees from three different electrical companies working in the Target house. The companies were each given a score out of ten for their employees’ performance. The Authority upheld the complaint that the programme breached the privacy standard: the complainant was identifiable, he had an interest in seclusion in the Target house, the broadcast of the hidden camera footage was an offensive intrusion in the nature of prying, the complainant did not give his informed consent to the broadcast, and there was insufficient public interest in the footage to justify the breach of privacy. The Authority made no order.

Upheld: Privacy

No Order

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New Zealand Wheel Clamping Ltd, MacAlpine and Valentic and TVWorks Ltd - 2011-081
2011-081

Target. Item about man who had had his car wheel clamped questioned legality of wheel clamping in New Zealand. Not upheld (accuracy, law and order, fairness, controversial issues, responsible programming).

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Taylor and TVWorks Ltd - 2010-148
2010-148

Target. Presenter stated that a home owner is not allowed to connect a plug to an electrical appliance without approval from an electrical inspector. Not upheld (accuracy).

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Wyatt and TVWorks Ltd - 2010-081
2010-081

Target. Hidden camera trial involving minors attempting to buy R18 game from video game retailers. Not upheld (accuracy).

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Williams and Wilkinson and TVWorks Ltd - 2009-113
2009-113

Target. Inaccurately stated that a food sample from the complainants’ café, Café Cézanne contained faecal coliforms. Upheld (accuracy and fairness). Orders (broadcast (on television and radio) and publication in The New Zealand Herald of statement and apology;  $28,068.75 costs to complainants; $10,000 costs to Crown ($5,000 for each broadcast).

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Goulstone and TVWorks Ltd - 2009-160
2009-160

Target. Broadcast image of the complainant’s business signage during evaluation of another company. Fairness, not upheld.

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Green Cabs and TVWorks Ltd - 2009-071
2009-071

Target. Hidden camera trial of taxi companies in Auckland. Balance and fairness, not upheld. Accuracy, subsumed.

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Byers and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-054
2008-054

Target. Presenter's comment on what phone operators had said. Privacy. Not upheld.

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Franchised Businesses Ltd and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-070
2008-070

Target. Item about the experience of a man who purchased the “Hire A Hubby” franchise for the suburb of Greenlane in Auckland. Accuracy and fairness. Not upheld.

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Parker and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-033
2008-033

Target. Item about private chiropractic practice. Balance, accuracy and fairness, not upheld.

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O'Connell and TVWorks Ltd - 2007-067
2007-067

Target. Hidden camera footage of caregivers. Privacy and fairness. Upheld. Order (broadcast of statement)

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Gough and TVWorks Ltd - 2007-114
2007-114

Target. Item about formaldehyde in clothing. Accuracy. Upheld. Orders (broadcast of statement, $4,000 costs to Crown).

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Young and Canwest TVWorks Ltd - 2006-084
2006-084

Target. Airline check-in procedures. Privacy, fairness. Not upheld.

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Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of NZ Inc and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2006-100
2006-100

Target. Product test on sunscreens. Balance, fairness, accuracy. Not upheld.

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Beiersdorf Australia Ltd and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2006-102
2006-102

Target. Suncreen product information. Accuracy, fairness, not upheld.

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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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Lett and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2001-016
2001-016

Target. Wallpaper hangers filmed using hidden cameras and quality of work and price compared. Not upheld (fairness, and editing was reasonable).

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Clarke and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-148
2000-148

A Target programme used a hidden camera to assess whether a car’s wheel alignment had been properly carried out. The footage included pictures of the outside of the business premises, and members of the staff dealing with the customer. Complaint that this was unauthorised filming on private premises and therefore a breach of privacy. Not upheld (privacy).

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Reading and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-138
2000-138

Target. Episode featured footage of employees of four Hamilton house cleaning services who had been secretly filmed as part of a hidden camera trial; one of the male cleaners had been filmed engaging in improper sexual behaviour. Complaint that the programme was unfair, inaccurate and denigrated tradespeople. Not upheld (good taste and decency, accuracy, fairness, discrimination and denigration). Not applicable (responsible programming).

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Newcombe and Hall and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-046
2000-046

Target. Episode featured six florists who were graded on their ability to complete an order. Complainants alleged the broadcast had portrayed their business unfairly. Not upheld (fairness).

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