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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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Tahere and Māori Television - 2010-005
2010-005

Te Kaea. News item reported that colostrum from cows’ milk could cure a variety of illnesses. Upheld (controversial issues and accuracy). Orders (broadcast of statement, $1,000 costs to the Crown).

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Attorney General of Samoa and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-066
2009-066

One News and Tagata Pasifika. Reported investigation into criminal gangs, drugs and weapon smuggling in Samoa. Upheld (balance, accuracy and fairness). Not upheld (law and order). Orders (broadcast of statement, $5,000 costs to complainant, $2,000 costs to Crown).

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Bolton and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 2009-097
2009-097

Sunday with Chris Laidlaw. Sociologist alleged complainant was an active Holocaust denier. Majority. Upheld (accuracy). No order.

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Stockwell and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-078
2009-078

A Man Apart. Movie contained violent scenes. Children’s interests, and violence. Upheld. Good taste and decency. Subsumed. Programme classification, law and order. Not upheld.

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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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Ministry of Health and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2007-012
2007-012

Let Us Spray. Special TV3 investigation into the effects of the chemical 2,4,5-T in New Zealand interviewed residents of Paritutu who believed that various illnesses and birth defects in their families were a result of exposure to the chemical. Upheld (balance, fairness). Subsumed (accuracy). Order (broadcast of statement).

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Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2007-015
2007-015

Let Us Spray. Special TV3 investigation into the effects of the chemical 2,4,5-T in New Zealand interviewed residents of Paritutu who believed that various illnesses and birth defects in their families were a result of exposure to the chemical. Balance, fairness, upheld. Accuracy, one point not upheld, all other aspects subsumed. Orders (broadcast of statement, $11,250 costs to complainant).

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Brooking and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-012
2009-012

Breakfast. Interview with Garth McVicar from the Sensible Sentencing Trust – discussion about whether sentences in New Zealand were long enough. Balance. Upheld. No order.

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Buxton and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-016
2009-016

Shortland Street. Episode contained violent scenes. Programme classification, violence. Upheld. No order.

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Buxton and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2009-017
2009-017

Shortland Street. Episode contained violent scenes. Programme classification, violence. Upheld. No order.

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Knight and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-137
2008-137

3 News. Item containing details of murder and cannibalism. Violence and children’s interests, upheld. Programme classification, not upheld. Good taste and decency, subsumed. No order.

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Commerce Commission and TVWorks Ltd - 2008-014
2008-014

60 Minutes. Item about Commerce Commission’s prosecution of a man marketing a fertiliser system. Accuracy, not upheld. Balance and fairness, upheld. Orders (broadcast of statement, $2,182.50 costs to complainant, $2,000 costs to Crown).

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Pryde and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 2008-040
2008-040

Nine to Noon. Pacific correspondent updated situation in Fiji. Balance, not upheld. Accuracy, upheld. No order.

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McIntosh and Nudds and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2008-039
2008-039

Wolf Creek. Horror film containing disturbing and realistic violence. Good taste and decency, children’s interests, not upheld. Violence, upheld. No order.

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Wellington City Council and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 2007-056
2007-056

Morning Report. Items about free parking. Fairness, accuracy, upheld. Balance, subsumed. Order (broadcast of statement).

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Harrop and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2007-063
2007-063

Studentville. Uni Games. Liquor promotion. Law and order, subsumed. Liquor, upheld. No order.

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Young and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2007-058
2007-058

Meaty. Simulated intercourse with 14-year-old girl. Law and order, accuracy, fairness, not upheld. Children's interests, violence, upheld. No order.

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Mahdavi and CanWest Radioworks Ltd - 2007-074
2007-074

Radio Live. Reference to Arabian Gulf. Accuracy. Upheld. No order.

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