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New Zealand Fishing Industry Association and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-021
1991-021

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)

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Housing Corporation of New Zealand and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-014
1991-014

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).

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Hon Sir Roger Douglas, Hon Richard Prebble and Rt Hon David Lange and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-016, 1991-017, 1991-018
1991-016–018

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.

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Dunckley and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-015
1991-015

TVNZ's editing practices. Complaint that factually inaccurate not to advertise reductions. Declined referral.

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Tregurtha and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-012
1991-012

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).

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Robertson and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-013
1991-013

Holmes. Complaint about an interview reporting the AIDS Foundation's dissatisfaction with the Bill of Rights. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).

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Wright and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-007
1991-007

Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).

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New Zealand Business Roundtable and Treasury and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-026, 1990-027
1990-026–027

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).

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Jensen and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-024
1990-024

Listener advertisement about the Maori Battalion. Praise for the Battaiion attributed to Rommel incorrect. Upheld (accuracy). No order.

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Flook (on behalf of the New Zealand National Party) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-023
1990-023

Labour Party advertisement concerning the National Party's health and defence policies. Complaint that created false impression. Not upheld (accuracy of election programme).

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Gregg and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-022
1990-022

Prospects. Documentary examined the anti-mining movement on the Coromandel Peninsula. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (accuracy). No order.

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Hon Richard Prebble MP and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-016
1990-016

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).

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Perry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-015
1990-015

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).

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