Maurice vs TVNZ (13/005)
Content: “Wifi detrimental to health, study suggests”
Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed
The Chairman noted the item complained about was posted on www.tvnz.co.nz on 2 December and the complaint was received on 20 December.
Under the OMSA Constitution, Section 6(a) of the complaints procedures requires a complaint to be lodged within 14 days of the content first being posted on the publisher’s website.
The Chairman noted that 14 calendar days expired on 16 December so the complaint was out of time.
The Chairman also noted a similar complaint was being dealt with under another jurisdiction.
The Chairman ruled that as the complaint was out of time there was no basis to proceed.
Chairman’s Ruling: No Grounds to Proceed
Date of Ruling: 14 January 2014