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Clarkson and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1995-085
1995-085

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 85/95 Dated the 17th day of August 1995 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by LEWIS CLARKSON of Christchurch Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED J Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod...

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Healthlink South and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1996-082, 1996-083
1996-082–083

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1996-82 Decision No: 1996-83 Dated the 1st day of August 1996 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of complaints by HEALTHLINK SOUTH of Christchurch Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Ross and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1997-136
1997-136

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1997-136 Dated the 16th day of October 1997 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by BRIAN ROSS of Wellington Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED S R Maling Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod...

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Standen and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1998-171
1998-171

SummaryA film called The Cowboy Way, broadcast by TV3 Network Services Ltd, on 23 September at 8. 30pm, featured actors Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as two cowboys who travelled to New York to find the killer of their friend. Mr Standen complained to TV3 that a scene in the film depicted a calf being prepared by the cowboys to suckle on a man’s penis as a form of torture. He claimed the scene was depraved and pornographic, and should not have been broadcast. In describing the film, TV3 stated that the two central characters, while trying to find their friend’s killer, used methods they had learned as cowboys to survive in the city and elicit information about the killing. It maintained that the "suckling calf torture" scene was intended to be humorous and was not pornographic....

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O'Neill and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1994-093
1994-093

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 93/94 Dated the 6th day of October 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by MONICA O'NEILL of Rakaia Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris R A Barraclough L M Loates...

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Walsh and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1994-003
1994-003

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 3/94 Dated the 17th day of February 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by DARA WALSH of Hobsonville Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED I. W. Gallaway Chairperson J. R. Morris R. A. Barraclough L. M. Dawson...

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Holt and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2001-212
2001-212

This decision was successfully appealed in the High Court: AP 147-01 PDF 1. 5 MB Complaint3 News – bottle store robbery – footage from security camera showed man being stabbed – gratuitous – violentFindingsV12 – use of footage twice was gratuitous – footage graphic and distressing – warning required – upholdOrderBroadcast of statementThis headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary[1] The attempted robbery of an Auckland liquor store was dealt with in an item on 3 News broadcast on TV3 at 6. 00pm on 5 August 2001. The item included footage from a security camera which showed a man being stabbed twice. The footage was screened twice. [2] Rebekah Holt complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd, the broadcaster, that the footage was gratuitous, and inappropriate before 8. 30pm....

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Group Opposed to Advertising of Liquor and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1994-095
1994-095

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 95/94 Dated the 6th day of October 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GROUP OPPOSED TO ADVERTISING OF LIQUOR Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris R A Barraclough L M Loates...

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Light and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1995-038
1995-038

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 38/95 Dated the 29th day of May 1995 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by E A LIGHT of Auckland Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED I W Gallaway Chairperson L M Loates W J Fraser...

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Shrapnell and Boock and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1996-052, 1996-053
1996-052–053

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1996-052 Decision No: 1996-053 Dated the 16th day of May 1996 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of complaints by JOHN SHRAPNELL of Wellington and CLIVE BOOCK of Dunedin Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Lindley and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-122, 2003-123
2003-122–123

Complaint3 News – complainants included one of two survivors of an air crash in which eight people died – message left on answerphone reporting progress and advising that they were not giving interviews to media – answerphone message omitting reference to interviews broadcast as part of news item – breach of privacy – unfair FindingsStandard 3, Privacy Principles (i) and (iii) – answerphone message aimed at all callers – information was released to the public – no intrusion in the nature of prying – no uphold Standard 6 and Guideline 6e – time of stress for the complainants – high public interest – contents of message in public arena – use of message not insensitive or unfair – no uphold This headnote does not form part of the decision....

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Timberlands West Coast Ltd and Sheaf and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-029
2000-029

Summary Allegations that Timberlands West Coast Ltd had lobbied the government to ensure that it could continue to harvest native forests were put to the company’s Chief Executive in an item on 20/20 titled "Unsustainable PR?" broadcast on 22 August 1999, beginning at 7. 30pm. Mr D L Hilliard, the Chief Executive of Timberlands, and Mr Stephen Sheaf each complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd that the broadcast lacked balance, was biased and unfair, and was intended to mislead viewers. Mr Hilliard, who was interviewed for the programme, also said that he had been misled as to its intention, and had consequently been treated unfairly. In its response, TV3 emphasised that the focus of the story had been Timberlands’ lobbying of the government, and noted that documents it had received indicated there was ample evidence of its having done so....

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Brennan and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 1995-093
1995-093

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 93/95 Dated the 21st day of September 1995 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by GERRY BRENNAN of New Plymouth Broadcaster TV3 NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED J Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod...

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Schwabe and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-083
2000-083

ComplaintQueer as Folk – promo – offensive language – shagged FindingsStandard G2 – acceptable in context – no uphold Cross ReferencesDecision No: 1999-163, Decision No: 2000-056 and Decision No: 2000-075 This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary A promo for the programme Queer as Folk was broadcast on TV4 at approximately 10pm on 23 February 2000. During the promo, the word "shag" was used twice. Paul Schwabe complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd, the broadcaster, that the word "shag" was "plainly offensive" and "akin to the ‘F’ word". In its response, TV3 said it did not consider that the average viewer would consider the word "shag" to be a swear word or an offensive term. It also noted that the promo was broadcast at 10pm within an AO programme. It declined to uphold the complaint....

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Watson and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2001-210
2001-210

ComplaintComedy Season Promo – edited clips from nine comedy programmes – footage from Sex and the City unsuitable for broadcast during children’s programming – breach of good taste – broadcaster not mindful of children – explicit material unacceptable FindingsStandard G2 – promo did not breach currently accepted norms of good taste and decency – no uphold Standard G12 – not G material – broadcaster not mindful of promo’s effect on children – uphold Standard G24 – not "explicit material" as envisaged by the standard – no uphold No Order This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary 1] TV3 promoted its Comedy Season with a montage of clips from various comedy programmes. The promo, which lasted 60 seconds, included clips from 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will and Grace and Sex and the City, edited together....

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Ryton Station Ltd and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-005, 2002-006
2002-005–006

Complaint3 News – land owners around Lake Ida put up trespass notices and take control of skating on the lake – Lake Ida Winter Sports Association accompanied by film crew breach trespass order – disrespect of law and breach of privacy. FindingsStandard G5 – disrespect for the law not encouraged – no uphold Privacy Principles – do not apply to companies – no uphold This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary [1] A disagreement about the control of ice skating on Lake Ida between the Lake Ida Sports Association and the surrounding landowners was covered in a news item. The item, broadcast on 3 News on 26 July 2001 beginning at 6. 00pm, included footage of a trespass notice....

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Gilmour and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2001-035
2001-035

ComplaintMusic video – HLAH – "Good Advice" from "Blood on The Honky Tonk Floor" – zombie genre – excessive violence FindingsG2, G9, G11(i), G24, V1, V2, V3, V6, V8, V10, V11 – complaint subsumed under G2 and V1 Standard G2 – music video – context – challenging style – satirical – no uphold Standard V1 – gruesome but verging on the farcical – no uphold This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary The HLAH music video of "Good Advice" from the album "Blood on the Honky Tonky Floor" was screened on TV4 at 11. 00pm on 30 November 2000. Mark Gilmour complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd, the broadcaster, that the video displayed graphic violence which, he said, was "disgusting". TV3 said that "Good Advice" was a satirical view of the zombie movie genre set in a contemporary club....

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Sheaf and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2000-009
2000-009

SummaryIn a segment of Target which was broadcast on TV3 on 19 September 1999 beginning at 7. 00pm, viewers were advised how to remove graffiti from a variety of surfaces when "little parliamentarians" had been naughty. The graffiti which was removed included a number of messages couched in schoolyard language such as "Jenny and Winston 4 eva", "Jenny © Timberlands", and "Jenny and Timberlands up a tree L. O. G. G. I. N. G. "Stephen Sheaf complained to TV3 Network Services Ltd, the broadcaster, that the messages contained in the graffiti phrases were both childish and totally inexcusable. Apart from what he called the obvious political overtones, they had contained "emotional smear tactics", he wrote. The segment, TV3 advised, was a light-hearted piece which explained how common household products could be used to remove graffiti....

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New Zealand Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child Inc and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-051
2003-051

ComplaintInside New Zealand: The Hardest Decision – documentary – abortion –inaccurate statements – unbalanced – undermined New Zealand legislation FindingsStandard 2 and Guideline 2a – lawful standard maintained – no uphold Standard 4 – programme balanced – no upholdStandard 5 and Guidelines 5b, 5d & 5e – mixture of fact & opinion – accurate and impartial – no uphold This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary [1] Inside New Zealand: The Hardest Decision was a documentary which followed three women while they made a decision about whether or not to have an abortion. Several other women, who had been through the same experience, were also interviewed on the programme. The documentary was broadcast on TV3 at 8. 30pm on 28 November 2002....

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Boyce and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-106
2003-106

Complaint3 News item about release from prison of paedophile to mother’s home – man identified – media waiting outside mother’s home – elderly woman shown attacking 3 News crew – unfair to woman as item did not explain events leading up to the attack – woman not allowed to express her view – TV3 did not display sensitivity in distressing situation FindingsStandard 6 and Guidelines 6a, 6b, 6d, 6e, 6f – elderly woman not treated unfairly – no uphold This headnote does not form part of the decision. Summary [1] The release from prison of a paedophile to his mother’s home in Palmerston North was the subject of wide media coverage. The coverage on 3 News included some visuals of an elderly woman attacking a TV3 reporter and cameraman....

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