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).
Trailer for movie Porky's II. Trailer for AO movie in PGR time. Upheld (good taste and decency). No order.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
TVNZ's editing practices. Complaint that factually inaccurate not to advertise reductions. Declined referral.
Advertisement for Sudafed. Complaint about use of Dambusters theme. Not upheld (good taste and decency).
Holmes. Interview with alleged bird smuggler being sought by the police. Not upheld (good taste and decency, law and order).
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).
Holmes. Complaint about an interview reporting the AIDS Foundation's dissatisfaction with the Bill of Rights. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).
Crimewatch. Complaint that two programmes containing rape reconstructions invited imitation. Not upheld (law and order).
Film "The Big Doll House". Brutal warder in a women's prison. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.
Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).
Fair Go. Item about company directors' liabilities and the difficulties caused by the liquidation of a specific building firm. Not upheld (privacy).
Movie "Jagged Edge". Use of offensive language. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.
One Network News. Item dealt with a homicide and included a close-up shot of a bloodstain. Not upheld (good taste and decency).