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Ashurst and 10 Others and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2010-001
2010-001

Breakfast. Presenter stated that singer Susan Boyle was “retarded” and that it was possible to “make it out” by looking at her. Upheld (good taste and decency): action taken. Upheld: majority (discrimination and denigration). Order (broadcast of statement).

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Painter and Taylor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-155
2009-155

Close Up. Scene from the movie The Vintner’s Luck contained sexual material. Upheld (children’s interests, good taste and decency). No order.

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Gordon and TVWorks Ltd - 2009-139
2009-139

7 Days. Comedy programme containing comments about a named child’s drawing. Upheld (good taste and decency). Not upheld (children’s interests). No order.

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Christini and RadioWorks Ltd - 2009-142
2009-142

The Edge. Song with offensive title and words. Upheld (good taste and decency, and responsible programming). No order.

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Lord and SKY Network Television Ltd - 2009-137
2009-137

Amazon with Bruce Parry. Presenter used an offensive word at 8.05pm. Upheld (good taste and decency, children’s interests). No order.

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Thomson and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-100
2009-100

One News. Contained footage of Clayton Weatherston describing his attack during murder trial. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Coates and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-116
2009-116

One News. Two items covering murder trial of Clayton Weatherston contained footage of the accused describing his attack, and of prosecutor swearing. Good taste and decency, children’s interests, and violence. Upheld. Fairness, discrimination and denigration, and responsible programming. Not upheld. No order.

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Cotsilinis and 4 Others and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-069
2009-069

Close Up: "Volley or Folly". Item followed group of duck hunters celebrating opening season. Liquor, good taste and decency, and children’s interests, upheld. Law and order, balance, accuracy and fairness, not upheld. Orders (broadcast of statement, $1,500 costs to Lion Nathan Ltd, $3,500 costs to the Crown).

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Lotriet and TVWorks Ltd - 2009-023
2009-023

Back of the Y. Programme contained substantial amount of coarse language and staged violence, mocked religion and included graphic depictions of bodily functions. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Turner and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2008-112
2008-112

Shortland Street. Episode included violent scenes. Good taste and decency. Upheld, majority. No order.

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Findlay and Television New Zealand - 2008-032
2008-032

Rome. Offensive language. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Anderson and TVWorks Ltd - 2007-140
2007-140

Nightline. Coarse language used in interview. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Miller and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-037
2008-037

Californication. Sex scene. Good taste and decency, upheld. No order.

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Marsh and Valenta and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-026
2008-026

Californication. Scene contained simulated threesome, oral sex, and female ejaculation, as well as shots of a woman’s breasts. Good taste and decency, upheld. Programme information and children’s interests standards, not upheld. No order.

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Livesey and TelstraClear Ltd - 2007-092
2007-092

9 Songs. Explicit scenes. Content classification, warning and filtering, and good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Atkins and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2007-066
2007-066

Balls of Steel: "Pain Men". Electric belt sander applied to a man’s buttocks. Children’s interests, not upheld. Good taste and decency, law and order, upheld. No order.

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Barnes and ALT TV Ltd - 2007-029
2007-029

Groove in the Park event. Offensive text messages on screen. Good taste and decency, children's interests, fairness, upheld. Liquor, declined to determine. Orders (broadcast of a written statement; refrain from broadcasting between 12pm and 5pm on one Monday; $5,000 costs to Crown).

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Taylor and The Radio Network Ltd - 2006-122
2006-122

Radio Sport. Soundtrack of woman and bull. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Lilley and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2006-037
2006-037

Teenage Caveman. Movie. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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Morrish and Valenta and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2005-137
2005-137

Eating Media Lunch. Item parodied “naked” news programmes. Good taste and decency. Upheld. No order.

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