Aotearoa Radio. Talkback about hot air balloonist. Complaint that balloonist's privacy invaded and that the tape had not been retained for 28 working days. Upheld (non-retention of tape). Declined to determine (privacy). No order.
89FM "Candid Call" phone call discussed driver's behaviour. Upheld (privacy). Order ($1,000 compensation to complainant).
Radio 89FM news item discussed behaviour of school pupils. Complaint that it breached the privacy of school's senior staff. Not upheld (privacy).
Documentary Catching Up. Complaint that childhood reminiscences were inaccurate. Upheld: majority (fairness). Declined to determine (accuracy, privacy). No order.
Fair Go. Item about land development in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (law and order, privacy). 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.
Radio Pacific interview on subject of psychiatric patients being released back into the community. Host's comments about security for one psychiatric patient. Upheld (accuracy). Not upheld (privacy, balance). No order.
Fair Go. Item about company directors' liabilities and the difficulties caused by the liquidation of a specific building firm. Not upheld (privacy).
Frontline. Programme about CORSO. Not upheld (privacy, balance, fairness).
Top Marks. Programme broadcast complainant's address and telephone number and "encouraged" listeners to visit him and challenge his views. Upheld (privacy). Order ($500 compensation to complainant).
One Network News. Complaint about camera crew's presence filming after a funeral. Not upheld (privacy).