Frontline. Programme about CORSO. Not upheld (privacy, balance, fairness).
Frontline: "For the Public Good". Programme dealt with two topics on electoral system, using extensive interviews. Upheld (accuracy). Not upheld (balance). Declined to determine (fairness). Orders (broadcast of correction and apology; order for TVNZ to refrain from broadcasting advertising programmes for one evening from 6pm to closedown).
Holmes Show. Procedural issues, conflicting version of the facts. The Authority ordered the complaint by the New Zealand Immigration Service to be referred back to the broadcaster.
Listener advertisement about the Maori Battalion. Praise for the Battaiion attributed to Rommel incorrect. Upheld (accuracy). No order.
Labour Party advertisement concerning the National Party's health and defence policies. Complaint that created false impression. Not upheld (accuracy of election programme).
Prospects. Documentary examined the anti-mining movement on the Coromandel Peninsula. Upheld (balance). No order.
Prospects. Documentary examined the anti-mining movement on the Coromandel Peninsula. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (accuracy). No order.
Holmes, TV1 10pm Network News. Items about selection of Labour Party Te Atatu candidate. Upheld (balance). Not upheld (good taste and decency, accuracy). Order (broadcast of statement).
Holmes. Item concerning the difficulties faced by 6B Ltd in recovering payment for work done, including work done for the complainant. Upheld (balance, fairness). Not upheld (accuracy). Order ($500 costs).
Frontline: "Tomorrow's Schools". Programme featured a studio debate about the controversial education system due to come into force the following day. Not upheld (balance, fairness).
Public Eye. Complaint about a brief item about a New Zealander serving a sentence in a Malaysian jail for selling heroin and awaiting a six-stroke rotan whipping. Not upheld (good taste and decency).
Lion Brown rugby union advertisement. Complaint that it breached liquor advertising rules. Not upheld (liquor).
Wilson's whisky advertisement. Complaint that it breached liquor advertising rules. Not upheld (liquor.
One Network News. Complaint about camera crew's presence filming after a funeral. Not upheld (privacy).
Sons and Daughters. Complaint that scenes of violence not suitable for children's viewing. Upheld (children's interests). No order.
Advertisement for Blue Bird lite poatato chips. Complaint that women's sexual appeal used to sell unrelated product. Upheld (discrimination and denigration). No order.
Advertisement for Lion Red rugby league series. Complaint it breached liquor advertising rules. Not upheld (liquor).
The Nightworkers. Documentary showed strip clubs and gay bars in a section of Vivian Street, as well as prostitutes, transvestites, transsexuals, and members of the New Zealand Police Vice Squad, all of whom worked in the area at night. Not upheld (good taste and decency).