Documentary Catching Up. Complaint that childhood reminiscences were inaccurate. Upheld: majority (fairness). Declined to determine (accuracy, privacy). No order.
Rugby World Cup advertisement. Complaint that it was drawing attention to a Steinlager beer advertisement in the Sunday nespapers in breach of the liquor advertising rules. Upheld: majority (liquor). No order.
Funny Business: "Ron the Devil". Complaint that sketch was offensive. Upheld: majority (good taste and decency). Not upheld (discrimination and denigration). No order.
Orthoxicol advertisement. Complaint that it lacked taste and used sex to sell an unrelated product. Not upheld (good taste and decency).
Waiting for God. Complaint that there was gratuitous blasphemy. Not upheld (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration).
Holmes, Foreign Correspondent. Items dealing with IRA. Not upheld (balance).
Holmes. Item showed cricketers wearing clothing with liquor company logo on it. Complaint that advertisement not clearly distinguishable from other programme material. Not upheld (liquor).
Defenders of the Earth. Complaint about violence in cartoon series. Not upheld (children's interests, violence).
Holmes. Item reviewed rugby match in which a liquor advertising sign was shown. Complaint that the item showed partiality towards the liquor company concerned. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).
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.
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.
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).
Holmes. Item about an Auckland strip club owner. Not upheld (discrimination and denigration).
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 Complaint that inaccurate and outdated stereotypes, using sex appeal to sell product.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.
One Network News. Claim that items about the Gulf War were factually inaccurate and unfair. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness).
One Network News. Election item dealing with apparently contradictory statements on the proposed inflation target by a number of National MPs. Not upheld (balance).
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.
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).
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).
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.