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BSA Releases 1 Decision

The Authority has not upheld two complaints that it was inaccurate/unbalanced for a 1News item to say land in central Auckland was ‘gifted’ by Ngāti Whātua to the Crown in 1840. The BSA found this was not materially inaccurate in the context of an item focused on Ngāti Whātua’s call to change Auckland Anniversary Day to the date the land was transferred. Any harm caused by not including a detailed explanation of the land transfer did not outweigh the broadcaster’s right to freedom of expression. The balance standard did not apply.

This and other recently released decisions can be seen here.