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Minister of Health (Hon Jenny Shipley) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1996-025
1996-025

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1996-025 Dated the 7th day of March 1996 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by MINISTER OF HEALTH (Hon Jenny Shipley) Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Christini and RadioWorks Ltd - 2009-142
2009-142

Complaint under section 8(1B)(b)(i) of the Broadcasting Act 1989The Edge – song called “Fuck You” by Lily Allen was broadcast during the afternoon – the “F” in “fuck” was muted – host explained that the word obscured in the song began with “f” and ended in “u, c, k” – allegedly in breach of good taste and decency and responsible programming Findings Standard 1 (good taste and decency) – “fuck” inadequately censored – use of the expletive during children’s normally accepted listening times unacceptable – host’s spelling out of the word “fuck” irresponsible – upheld Standard 8 (responsible programming) – broadcaster was not sufficiently mindful of the effect the programme content would have on children – upheld No Order This headnote does not form part of the decision. Broadcast [1] A song titled “Fuck You” by singer Lily Allen was broadcast on The Edge at 3....

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Shieffelbien and RadioWorks Ltd - 2007-102
2007-102

Complaint under section 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989The Edge – host prank called the National Poison Centre pretending that a friend had ingested window cleaner – allegedly in breach of social responsibility standard Findings Principle 7 (social responsibility) – the prank call wasted the Centre’s time and resources – the hosts knew that they did not require assistance from the Centre – the prank call was socially irresponsible – upheld Order Section 13(1)(a) – broadcast statement This headnote does not form part of the decision. Broadcast [1] An item called “Win Dom’s Money” broadcast on The Edge at 8am on 9 August 2007, involved a radio personality named Chang being dared to drink a shot glass of glass cleaner for $60. Before the hosts allowed Chang to drink the shot, one of them rang a phone number located on the back of the bottle of glass cleaner....

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Wong and World TV Ltd - 2012-031
2012-031

Complaint under section 8(1B)(b)(i) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 Ip Man – movie about a martial arts legend, based on historical events, was broadcast in various timeslots during children’s viewing times – contained violence – allegedly in breach of good taste and decency, controversial issues, discrimination and denigration, responsible programming, children’s interests and violence standards Findings Standard 8 (responsible programming) – broadcaster accepted that the movie was incorrectly classified ‘M’ when it should have been AO, and that it should have been broadcast in the AO time-band, not during children’s viewing times – upheld  Standard 9 (children’s interests) – broadcaster did not adequately consider children’s interests by incorrectly classifying the movie and screening it outside of AO time – upheld Standard 10 (violence) – while there was some violent behaviour it was not excessive and was consistent with expectations of a martial arts film – however inappropriate classification and timeslots meant broadcaster did not exercise…...

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McCarthy and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2004-056, 2004-057
2004-056–057

Complaints under s. 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 The Mummy Returns – ­ PGR – promo ­ broadcast during Going Straight between 7. 30pm and 8. 30pm ­ – broadcast the following day at 6. 43pm during 3 News ­ – promo allegedly broadcast too early ­ – promo allegedly incorrectly classified Findings Standard 7 (appropriate classification) ­ – promo appropriately classified PGR ­ – not upheld Standard 7 (compliance with classification band) and Guideline 7b (i) Going Straight is PGR time ­ – not upheld (ii) 3 News (although itself unclassified) is in G time-band ­ PGR – promo did not comply with classification band ­ – upheld Standard 9 (children¹s interests) and Guideline 9a ­ broadcaster considered children¹s interests in rating promo PGR – ­ not upheld No Order This headnote does not form part of the decision....

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Binks and 20 Others and TVWorks Ltd - 2010-141
2010-141

Complaints under section 8(1B)(b)(i) and 8(1B)(b)(ii) of the Broadcasting Act 1989Outrageous Fortune – coarse language broadcast during the first ten minutes of the programme including the word “cunt” – broadcaster upheld breaches of good taste and decency and children’s interests standards in relation to the use of the word “cunt” – action taken allegedly insufficientFindingsStandard 9 (children’s interests) – guideline 9b – frequent use of language amounted to broadcast of strong adult material too close to 8. 30pm watershed – broadcaster did not adequately consider children’s interests – upheld Standard 8 (responsible programming) – frequent coarse language and use of the word “cunt” in first 10 minutes of the programme constituted strong adult material that warranted an AO 9. 30pm classification and later time of broadcast – programme incorrectly classified – upheldStandard 1 (good taste and decency) – frequent coarse language before 8....

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