3 National News. Item discussed death in prison cells. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, accuracy).
TV3 advertisement for vaseline showed naked female torso. Not upheld (good taste and decency).
60 Minutes: " Silent Witness". Item included interview with witness who had been a paid police informer and had given evidence in a murder trial. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (law and order, in part). Declined to determine (law and order, in part). Declined to determine (fairness (subsumed under balance), responsible programming). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).
60 Minutes: "Doctor Knows Best". Item on cervical cancer, statement about the medical profession not taking it seriously until after an enquiry. Not upheld (balance, accuracy). Declined to determine (responsible programming, accuracy of news items (60 Minutes was a current affairs programme)).
Inside New Zealand: "The Sex We Don't Talk About". Documentary examined male and female homosexual behaviour. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, responsible programming).
60 Minutes: "Black Pearls". Item discussed the black pearl industry on Manihiki, one of the islands in the Cook Islands group. Upheld (balance, fairness, discrimination and denigration). Not upheld (accuracy). Order (publication of brief summary of decision in the major Cook Islands newspaper).
Nightline: "69 Positions in 60 Seconds". Broadcast of sexual content. Upheld (good taste and decency). No order.
Nightline. Review of the film Drop Dead Fred and imitation of some of the film's behaviour. Not upheld: majority (good taste and decency).
The Ralston Group promo. Included an extract from a fist fight on an Australian talkshow. Complaint that gratuitous violence. Upheld (violence). No order.
3 National News. Items about rugby league and a fight on an Australian talkback show. Complaint about gratuitous violence. Not upheld (violence).
DB Ironman Triathlon. Liquor brand names referred to in sponsorship advertisement. Upheld (liquor). No order.
3 National News, Nightline. Item on news about the Gulf War and comment by Bill Ralston about the war. Not upheld (balance, discrimination and denigration, responsible programming). Other standards mentioned subsumed under balance.
3 National News. Item about the torture of an AIDS carrier. Upheld (children's interests). Not upheld (good taste and decency, violence). No order.
3 National News. Coverage of the Beetham budget. Not upheld (balance).
Testimonial cricket match sponsored by DB Draught. DB's name and slogan featured prominently on billboards. Upheld (liquor). No order.