Frontline: "Net Profits". Programme dealt with two aspects of commercial fishing activity on the West Coast of the South Island. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness)
Holmes. Interview with Minister of Housing about HCNZ asking the Police to investigate the activities of a named company. Upheld (accuracy about points of fact). Not upheld (balance, fairness, news must be presented accurately). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).
Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two distinct topics: the funding of New Zealand political parties' election campaigns and the lack of any formal requirement in this country that Members of Parliament declare their private interests.
Complaint by Sir Roger Douglas (1991-016): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Not upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.
Complaint by Hon Richard Prebble (1991-017): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings. No order
Complaint by Rt Hon David Lange (1991-018): Alleged factual inaccuracy, lack of balance and invasion of privacy. Not upheld in part (balance, privacy); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.
TVNZ's editing practices. Complaint that factually inaccurate not to advertise reductions. Declined referral.
Ever Decreasing Circles. Complaint about reducng the length of a repeat broadcast but not advising viewers. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, accuracy, responsible programming).
Holmes. Complaint about an interview reporting the AIDS Foundation's dissatisfaction with the Bill of Rights. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).
Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).
Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two topics on electoral system, using extensive interviews. Upheld (accuracy). Not upheld (balance). Declined to determine (fairness). Orders (broadcast of correction and apology; order for TVNZ to refrain from broadcasting advertising programmes for one evening from 6pm to closedown).
Listener advertisement about the Maori Battalion. Praise for the Battaiion attributed to Rommel incorrect. Upheld (accuracy). No order.
Labour Party advertisement concerning the National Party's health and defence policies. Complaint that created false impression. Not upheld (accuracy of election programme).
Prospects. Documentary examined the anti-mining movement on the Coromandel Peninsula. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (accuracy). No order.
Holmes, TV1 10pm Network News. Items about selection of Labour Party Te Atatu candidate. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (good taste and decency, accuracy). Order (broadcast of statement).
Holmes. Item concerning the difficulties faced by 6B Ltd in recovering payment for work done, including work done for the complainant. Upheld (balance, fairness). Not upheld (accuracy). Order ($500 costs).