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Mediawomen and McDougall and Radio Pacific Ltd - 1995-102, 1995-103
1995-102–103

Radio Pacific talkback. Complaint that the host, Hon John Banks, referred offensively and unfairly to a TV3 reporter and, more generally, made racist, sexist, jingoistic and derogatory remarks about those who disagreed with him. Upheld (fairness). Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, balance, accuracy, discrimination and denigration). Order (brief summary of decision and an apology to the TV3 reporter).

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Brooke and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1995-092
1995-092

Kupu Kori Kori. Weekly commentary on Maori issues contained a review of a newspaper column, claiming it contained racist comment and showed bias and prejudice against Maori. Not upheld (balance, accuracy). Not upheld (fairness): action taken sufficient.

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Whanau Social Services Inc and Te Reo Irirangi O Ngati Kahungunu Inc - 1995-082
1995-082

Radio Kahungunu. Description of events on the Omahu Marae, Hastings, during the fiscal envelope hui. Complaint that a protester's comments denigrated and defamed the people referred to. Upheld (one technical aspect – no copy of the tape available). Declined to determine the substance of the complaint (balance, fairness, privacy, responsible programming): no tape available. No order.

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Sawyers and Radio Pacific Ltd - 1995-053
1995-053

Radio Pacific interviews. Author interviewed advanced the thesis that counselling can assist homosexuals change their sexual orientation. Complaint that the programmes were unbalanced, breached the privacy of the callers and denigrated gay people. Not upheld (privacy, balance, responsible programming, discrimination and denigration).

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Battye and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1995-045
1995-045

Top of the Morning. Interview with actress. Allegatioin that host's comments were sexist and defamatory. Not upheld (good taste and decency, balance, fairness, discrimination and denigration).

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Hope and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1995-016
1995-016

National Radio afternoon programme. Christmas Cake recipe. The presenter simulated drunkenness. Not upheld (good taste and decency, balance, responsible programming (children), liquor).

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Oakley and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1995-012
1995-012

Newstalk ZB. Subject of truancy. Not upheld (balance). Not upheld (good taste and decency, fairness): action taken sufficient.

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One New Zealand Foundation Inc and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1995-002
1995-002

Insight. Programme dealt with the negotiation process and the settlement of claims made under the Treaty of Waitang. Not upheld (balance).

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Nairn and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-131
1994-131

Insight. Programme discussed future of the Labour Party in view of its apparent low level of public support in the lead-up to by-election. Not upheld (balance).

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Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 1994-087
1994-087

The G & T Show. Item about secondary school students in America and homosexuality. Not upheld (balance).

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Minister of Health (Hon Jenny Shipley) and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-071
1994-071

RNZ. Talkback host's interview of Minister of Health queried specialists working in both the public and private health sectors. Upheld: majority (fairness, questions about the value of the Minister's home). Not upheld (fairness, concluding remark): action taken sufficient. Not upheld: majority (balance). No order.

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Werry and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-057
1994-057

National Radio news item. Allegation that mental health hospital records were being falsified to disguise the fact that patients were being dumped into the community. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (accuracy, fairness, responsible programming). No order.

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Christchurch City Councillors and Canterbury Television Ltd - 1994-058
1994-058

Gifford and Balani talkback show. Hosts' strong views about roadworks and critical comments about city councillors. Upheld (fairness). Not upheld: majority (balance). Order (broadcast of summary of decision and apology).

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Casino Control Authority and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-042
1994-042

Mana Maori News. Report that Maori elder who offered a greeting in Maori at a CCA meeting was told to speak in English or to sit down. Upheld (fairness, R5; balance, R9, s 4 (1) d): action taken insufficient. Not upheld (accuracy or any other aspects of the complaint). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).

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Panoho and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-017
1994-017

National Programme news in Maori. Item on controversy created by essay on the appropriation of Maori symbolism by Pakeha artists. Upheld (accuracy, fairness). Subsumed (balance). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).

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Fudakowski and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1994-004
1994-004

Nine to Noon, Morning Report. Subject of liable parent contributions was discussed on Nine to Noon and unemployment on Morning Report. Not upheld (balance, discrimination and denigration, responsible programming).

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Colina and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1993-128
1993-128

RNZ news items dealing with the Great Alexandra Bunny Shoot. Not upheld (accuracy). Declined to determine (balance).

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Fudakowski and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1993-107
1993-107

Nine to Noon. Discussions on release of a guideline pamphlet on child abuse and its application by various state agencies. Not upheld (law and order, balance, responsible programming).

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Ryall MP and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1993-076
1993-076

Morning Report. Item on health reforms. Not upheld: majority (balance).

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Garbutt and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1992-077
1992-077

Mana News, Good Morning New Zealand. Item about a war memorial in Wanganui. Not upheld (law and order, balance).

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