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Costello and Pirate 99FM - 1991-043
1991-043

Obscene joke about women in station's final hour. Upheld (good taste and decency). No order.

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Wellington Palestine Group and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-044
1991-044

Two items on One Network News (16 January, 6 February) and one on Holmes (4 February) dealing with incidents in the Middle East. Upheld (accuracy): item on 4 February. No order.

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Millen and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-045
1991-045

Holmes. Interview with Jacqueline Stallone, in which she strongly criticised Queen Elizabeth II, and her later refusal to give an apology when reinterviewed. Upheld (balance, fairness). Not upheld (law and order, accuracy, responsible programming). No order.

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Sims and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-038
1991-038

Frontline: "Medical Misadventure". Cases of babies medically impaired during delivery were used to illustrate the complexities involved in, and the shortcomings of, the procedures for discipline in the medical profession. Not upheld (balance).

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Thai Community and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-039
1991-039

Holmes. Item about an Auckland strip club owner. Not upheld (discrimination and denigration).

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Ngaei and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1991-037
1991-037

RNZ network news bulletins. Item about a hospital inquiry contained sickness beneficiary's allegation. Upheld (balance, fairness). Not upheld (accuracy). No order.

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Creighton and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-034
1991-034

Advertisements for Galaxy cheese. Complaint that inaccurate and outdated stereotypes, using sex appeal to sell product. Upheld: one advertisement (use of women's sex appeal to sell an unrelated product). Not upheld: the two other advertisements (use of women's sex appeal to sell an unrelated product). No order.

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Dewar and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-029
1991-029

One Network News. Claim that items about the Gulf War were factually inaccurate and unfair. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness).

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

Advertisement for liquor store. Complaint that a breach of liquor advertising rules. Not upheld (liquor).

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Terry and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-031
1991-031

One Network News. Election item dealing with apparently contradictory statements on the proposed inflation target by a number of National MPs. Not upheld (balance).

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Holt and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-032
1991-032

Advertisement for Southern Cross Medical Care Society about cancer. Complaint that the advertisement was misleading. Upheld (Standard 2 of the Advertising Code of Ethics, not to mislead). No order.

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Rutherford and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-033
1991-033

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).

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-035
1991-035

Sport on One. Guest wore clothing with liquor company logos, complaint that this was deceptive programme practice. Not upheld (responsible programming). Declined to determine (balance).

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

DB Ironman Triathlon. Liquor brand names referred to in sponsorship advertisement. Upheld (liquor). No order.

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McKay and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-028
1991-028

One Network News. Host's comment about prospective knighthood for Roger Douglas in the New Year Honours. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.

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Heritage Mining NL and Gold Resources Ltd and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-026
1991-026

Frontline: "Quartz and All". Programme dealt with gold mining, focusing on the Coromandel, and looked at its value for the local community and the country as a whole. Not upheld: majority (balance).

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The New Zealand Jewish Council and Radio Pacific Ltd - 1991-027
1991-027

Radio Pacific talkback. Host's comments about her anti-Zionist views and reference to a conference of Jewish leaders held in secrecy in Australia. Not upheld (discrimination and denigration).

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Burt and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-023
1991-023

Trailer for movie Porky's II. Trailer for AO movie in PGR time. Upheld (good taste and decency). No order.

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New Zealand Aids Foundation and Radio New Zealand Ltd - 1991-024
1991-024

Talkback programme hosted by Chris Carter. Discussion of AIDS and host's comments about the AIDS Foundation. Upheld (fairness). Not upheld (good taste and decency). Declined to determine (accuracy). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).

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Mansell and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-025
1991-025

Fair Go. Item on building firm (Barr Cook Enterprises Ltd) that had gone into liquidation. Upheld (accuracy, fairness): associating Cobarco Homes Ltd with Barr Cook Enterprises Ltd. Not upheld (accuracy, balance, fairness): re the reasons for Barr Cook's liquidation.

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