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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1999-120, 1999-121, 1999-122
1999-120–122

SummarySuper Liquor Sportsnight was broadcast on TVOne between 10:35–11:35pm on the evenings of 10, 17 and 24 May 1999. It is a specialist sporting programme and each episode looks at a number of topical issues. On behalf of the Group Against Liquor Advertising (GALA), Complaints Secretary Cliff Turner complained that each broadcast breached the standard which requires that the saturation of liquor advertising be avoided. The combined number of visual and verbal liquor sponsorship credits, together with liquor advertising screened during the commercial breaks, he wrote, amounted to 26 in the case of the first programme, 26 for the second and 22 for the third. A guideline to the Promotion of Liquor Code, he noted, limited the number of permissible references to liquor in hour long programmes to 20. TVNZ acknowledged that as the guideline had been exceeded, the standard had been breached on each occasion....

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1991-036
1991-036

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-045
1997-045

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1997-045 Dated the 21st day of April 1997 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GALA Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1996-060
1996-060

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1996-060 Dated the 20th day of June 1996 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GALA (Group Against Liquor Advertising) Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Alcohol Healthwatch and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1993-141, 1993-142, 1993-143
1993-141–143

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Growth Through Moderation Society Inc and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1992-057
1992-057

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Radio Pacific (Waikato) Ltd - 1991-030
1991-030

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Forbes, on behalf of the Children's Television Foundation, and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1990-007
1990-007

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1994-123
1994-123

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 123/94 Dated the 1st day of December 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GROUP OPPOSED TO ADVERTISING OF LIQUOR Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris L M Loates W J Fraser...

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1996-011
1996-011

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1996-011 Dated the 8th day of February 1996 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GALA Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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

CanWest TVWorks Ltd became TVWorks Ltd on 15 June 2007. Because the programme complained about was broadcast prior to this date, the broadcaster is still named as CanWest TVWorks Ltd. Complaint under section 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 The ComplaintA viewer described the programme Studentville, which showed footage of students drinking and at various stages of intoxication during the "Uni Games", as a 30-minute advertisement for binge drinking. He complained that the message of the programme was "have fun by binge drinking", and this breached standards for socially responsible liquor promotion, and law and order. The Broadcaster's ResponseCanWest said the Studentville series recorded the life of students from all university campuses throughout the year. Many of the events and parties shown during the series had featured students drinking to excess, and this was part of the New Zealand university culture....

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1998-135
1998-135

SummaryAt a news conference, All Black coach John Hart announced that Michael Jones had not been selected for the All Black team to travel to South Africa for the Tri-Series. That announcement was the lead news item broadcast on Nightline at about 10. 15pm on 5 August 1998. An edited version of the item, which featured the selection of Norm Berryman, was used later in the programme. On behalf of the Group Against Liquor Advertising (GALA), Mr Cliff Turner complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd that as the announcement had been made in front of a large promotion for Steinlager Beer, the broadcasts breached the standards relating to the Promotion of Liquor....

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1994-050
1994-050

SummaryA DB Player Profile of cricketer Tony Blain was broadcast by Television One on 6 March1994 during the cricket coverage on One World of Sport. The Secretary of the Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor (GOAL), Mr Turner,complained to Television New Zealand Ltd that the broadcast of the item sandwichedbetween two promotions for Dominion Breweries amounted to contrived incidental liquorpromotion in contravention of the Programme Standards. TVNZ accepted that the broadcast of the item showing a player wearing a shirt with a DBlogo amounted to a breach of the principle in the standards which requires theminimisation of the incidental promotion of liquor. It reported that player profilescontaining similar shirt-front regalia would not again be broadcast. However, as theappearance of the logo had been accidental, it did not uphold the complaint that thebroadcast was contrived....

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1994-122
1994-122

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 122/94 Dated the 1st day of December 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GROUP OPPOSED TO ADVERTISING OF LIQUOR Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris L M Loates W J Fraser...

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Health Action and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1992-088
1992-088

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Canterbury Television Ltd - 1994-010
1994-010

SummaryWelcome to Canterbury, a programme broadcast by CTV at 9. 00am on 10 August 1993,provided tourist information about some aspects of life in Canterbury and referred to anumber of local business enterprises. The Secretary of the Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor (GOAL), Mr Turner,complained to Canterbury Television Ltd that advertisements for eight liquor outletsduring the programme of about 30 minutes constituted saturation advertising. Moreover, as four of the advertisements appeared consecutively, that amounted toanother breach of the standards. By broadcasting liquor advertisements at 9. 00am, GOALcontinued, the programme breached the ASA Code for Advertising Liquor. Arguing that the programme lasted 57 minutes – not 30 – and that the components werenot liquor advertisements, CTV denied that any of the standards had been breached. Dissatisfied with CTV's decision, GOAL referred the saturation aspect of the complaint tothe Broadcasting Standards Authority under s. 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989....

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2001-030
2001-030

ComplaintOne News – interview with golfer Michael Campbell – liquor signage on backdrop – incidental promotion not minimised – upheld by TVNZ – a breach of standard A3 – staff reminded of responsibilities – action insufficient FindingsActon taken sufficient This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary Golfer Michael Campbell was interviewed on One News, broadcast on TV One on 16 January 2001, about his participation in the forthcoming New Zealand open golfing championship. The work "Steinlager" was clearly visible on the backdrop behind him. GALA’s Complaints Secretary (Cliff Turner) complained to Television New Zealand Ltd, the broadcaster, that the signage breached the standard which required that incidental liquor promotions be minimised. TVNZ upheld the complaint. It acknowledged that a different camera angle could have been used. It advised that sports staff had been fully reminded of their responsibilities under the Promotion of Liquor Code....

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1995-128
1995-128

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 128/95 Dated the 16th day of November 1995 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GALA of Auckland Broadcaster TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod...

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1992-092
1992-092

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Group Against Liquor Advertising and Prime Television New Zealand Ltd - 2000-049
2000-049

ComplaintPrime Living – magazine programme – incidental alcohol promotion – liquor promotion on backdrops and props – complaint upheld by broadcaster FindingsStandard A3 – presenter wearing clothing carrying name of beer – uphold appropriate – now robust complaints procedure – action sufficient Standard A4 – presenter’s clothing not backdrop or prop – not uphold No Order This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary Prime Living, a magazine programme, is broadcast each weekday by Prime Television. During the episode broadcast in the Waikato on 15 October 1999 between noon–1. 00pm, the presenter wore a rugby jersey bearing the words "Waikato Draught". The Complaints Secretary (Cliff Turner) for the Group Against Liquor Advertising (GALA) complained to Prime Television New Zealand Ltd that the broadcast breached the standards relating to the incidental promotion of liquor, and to the use of liquor promotions on backdrops and props....

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