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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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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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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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New Zealand Fishing Industry Association and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-021
1991-021

Frontline: "Net Profits". Programme dealt with two aspects of commercial fishing activity on the West Coast of the South Island. Not upheld (balance, accuracy, fairness)

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Christian Heritage Party of New Zealand and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-022
1991-022

Decision 90. Progamme covered the results of the general election held that day. Complaint that the Christian Heritage Party did not get a mention despite polling higher than some other parties. Not upheld (balance). The Authority recorded that it was sensitive to the frustration suffered by the complainant.

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Seymour and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-019
1991-019

Telecom advertisment "I've been everywhere" on TVNZ. Complaint that mispronunciations in the ad encouraged discrimination and denigration on account of race. Upheld: majority (discrimination against Maori because of mispronunciations). Not upheld (denigration of Maori). No order.

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Nga Kaiwhakapumau I Te Reo (Inc) and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-020
1991-020

Telecom advertisment "I've been everywhere", L V Martin advertisment. Mispronunciation of Maori place names. Upheld (good taste and decency): Telecom advertisment. Not upheld: majority (good taste and decency): LV Martin advertisment. No order.

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Housing Corporation of New Zealand and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-014
1991-014

Holmes. Interview with Minister of Housing about HCNZ asking the Police to investigate the activities of a named company. Upheld (accuracy about points of fact). Not upheld (balance, fairness, news must be presented accurately). Order (broadcast of brief summary of decision).

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Hon Sir Roger Douglas, Hon Richard Prebble and Rt Hon David Lange and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-016, 1991-017, 1991-018
1991-016–018

Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two distinct topics: the funding of New Zealand political parties' election campaigns and the lack of any formal requirement in this country that Members of Parliament declare their private interests.

Complaint by Sir Roger Douglas (1991-016): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Not upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.

Complaint by Hon Richard Prebble (1991-017): Alleged factual inaccuracies and lack of balance. Upheld in part (balance); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings. No order

Complaint by Rt Hon David Lange (1991-018): Alleged factual inaccuracy, lack of balance and invasion of privacy. Not upheld in part (balance, privacy); accuracy deferred pending outcome of defamation proceedings.

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Dunckley and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-015
1991-015

TVNZ's editing practices. Complaint that factually inaccurate not to advertise reductions. Declined referral.

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Burbridge and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-010
1991-010

Advertisement for Sudafed. Complaint about use of Dambusters theme. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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Town and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-011
1991-011

Holmes. Interview with alleged bird smuggler being sought by the police. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order).

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Tregurtha and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-012
1991-012

Ever Decreasing Circles. Complaint about reducng the length of a repeat broadcast but not advising viewers. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order, accuracy, responsible programming).

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Robertson and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-013
1991-013

Holmes. Complaint about an interview reporting the AIDS Foundation's dissatisfaction with the Bill of Rights. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).

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Hine and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-009
1991-009

Crimewatch. Complaint that two programmes containing rape reconstructions invited imitation. Not upheld (law and order).

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Coffey and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-005
1991-005

Film "The Big Doll House". Brutal warder in a women's prison. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.

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Wright and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-007
1991-007

Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).

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Cook and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-001
1991-001

Fair Go. Item about company directors' liabilities and the difficulties caused by the liquidation of a specific building firm. Not upheld (privacy).

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King and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-003
1991-003

Movie "Jagged Edge". Use of offensive language. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.

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Turner and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1991-004
1991-004

One Network News. Item dealt with a homicide and included a close-up shot of a bloodstain. Not upheld (good taste and decency).

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