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Fielding and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2003-003
2003-003

The Tribe. Teen drama series. Declined to determine (balance, accuracy, fairness). Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, children's interests, violence).

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Healy and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-199
2002-199

Thunderbirds: Newsbreak. Item about two children convicted of killing their father. Not upheld (children's interests).

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del la Varis and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-206
2002-206

3 News. Interview with actor Matt Damon included fight scenes from action movie "The Bourne Identity" with no warning. Not upheld: majority (children's interests, violence). Not upheld (good taste and decency, programme classification).

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and Munro and TV3 Network Services Ltd - ID 2002-213, 2002-214
ID 2002-213–214

3 News Special. Interview with Prime Minister canvassed allegations in Nicky Hager's book "Seeds of Distrust" published that day that the Government was aware of accidental distribution of GM contaminated seeds. Disclosure Application Order made against broadcaster.

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and Munro and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-180, 2002-181
2002-180–181

3 News Special. Programme included an interview with Prime Minister which canvassed allegations in Nicky Hager's book "Seeds of Distrust" published that day. TV3 argued that referral of complaint to the Authority raised new issues but Authority ruled that issues raised were not new. Process now to be followed: TV3 to respond to complainants on Standard 5 (accuracy) aspects of the complaint.

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Prime Minister (Rt Hon Helen Clark) and Munro and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-157, 2002-158
2002-157–158

3 News Special. Programme included an interview with the Prime Minister which canvassed allegations about the Government in Nicky Hager's book "Seeds of Distrust" published that day. Broadcaster argued that referral of complaint to the Authority raised new issues about scope of referral. To the extent that the referral responded to broadcaster’s invitation, issues not new.

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-120
2002-120

Scream. Horror movie parody allegedly glamorised criminal activity. Upheld (children's interests 9b). Subsumed (children's interests 9a, 9c, 9e, 9f). Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, responsible programming, violence). No order.

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Lowe and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-109
2002-109

Nightline. Item about "Puppetry of the Penis". Not upheld (law and order, accuracy).

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Dixon and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-059
2002-059

The Big OE. Series following young New Zealanders on tour of Europe included reference to "drinking and shagging". Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-047
2002-047

Law and Order. Person with mental illness portrayed as violent, unpredictable and evil. Not upheld (accuracy, balance, discrimination and denigration). Declined to determine (children's interests).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-043
2002-043

Bitches and B*stards promo. Offensive language. Not upheld (good taste and decency, responsible programming, children's interests, violence).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-035
2002-035

Titus. Allegedly offensive language. Not upheld (good taste and decency, programme classification, children's interests).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-036
2002-036

The Waterboy promo. Nudity. Not upheld (good taste and decency, programme classsification, children's interests, violence).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-027
2002-027

The Bits in Between. Sexual/adult themes. Not upheld (good taste and decency, responsible programming, children's interests).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-028
2002-028

Charmed promo. Allegedly offensive language. Not upheld (good taste and decency, responsible programming, children's interests).

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Hooker and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-030
2002-030

Manhattan on the Beach. Sexual/adult themes. Not upheld (good taste and decency, responsible programming, children's interests).

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ECPAT New Zealand Inc and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-031, 2002-032
2002-031–032

20/20: "Paradise Lost". Item on child prostitution in Fiji. Upheld (privacy, fairness). Not upheld (discrimination). Orders (broadcast of statement, $463.50 costs to complainant).

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Francis and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-023
2002-023

3 News. Item about New Zealand First party convention described Winston Peters as having "once again played the race card". Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness, discrimination and denigration). Declined to determine (deceptive programming).

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The New Zealand Woman and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2002-018, 2002-019
2002-018–019

3 News. News item about an alleged rapist in USA arrested after 20 years because of DNA evidence showed photo of complainant (the victim of the rape and attempted murder) at time of the offence. Not upheld (good taste and decency, privacy, fairness, responsible programming).

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

3 News. Disagreement about control of ice skating on Lake Ida was covered in a news item which included footage of trespass notice. Not upheld (law and order, privacy).

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