Decisions

Cox v Radio New Zealand (15/016)

Content: Robert Muldoon – ferocious, bizarre, legendary” first published 2.22pm, 12 December 2015 Publisher: Radio New Zealand Complainant: J.Cox Outcome: Settled Click here to view full Decision Summary The Complainant was concerned the content attacked former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, was biased and did not make reference to a reasonable range of viewpoints. The preliminary response from the Publisher said “the …

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Sothern v Whale Oil Beef Hooked (15/015)

Content: “Special Investigation: Charity Begins at Home.” Publisher: Whale Oil Beef Hooked Complainant: A. Sothern Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to view full Decision Summary The Content subject to complaint appeared on the Whale Oil Beef Hooked website and was titled “Special Investigation: Charity Begins at Home.” It focused on the registered charity, The New Zealand Network Charity, and included a sound …

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Anderson v Television New Zealand (15/014)

Content: ONE News Facebook: “Kill them and terrorise them – ISIS releases terrifying video following Paris attacks.” Publisher: Television New Zealand Complainant: L. Anderson Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the content in the Facebook post which he considered gratified the work of ISIS and frightened the …

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Loder v Radio New Zealand (15/013)

Content: “What is going on with trigger happy America. That is the Question.” Publisher: Radio New Zealand Complainant: M. Loder Outcome: Settled, in part / Not Upheld, in part  Click here to view full Decision Summary The content subject to complaint was titled “What is going on with trigger happy America. That is the Question” and appeared on the Radio New …

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Whitewater NZ v Maori Television (15/012)

Content: “Ngāti Pikiao support Coroner’s recommendation to close section of Kaituna.” 2.23pm, Friday 23 October 2015 Publisher: Maori Television, website (www.maoritelevision.co.nz) Complainant: Whitewater NZ Outcome: Settled Click here to view full Decision Chairman’s Ruling: The concerns of the Complainant were that the content was factually inaccurate and did not make reference to a reasonable range of viewpoints. The preliminary response from the Publisher confirmed …

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Greensmith-West v Television New Zealand (15/011)

Content: “Opinion: Let’s face it, most All Blacks fan’s want to see England humiliated at their own World Cup.” Published Tuesday 29 September, 2015 Publisher: Television New Zealand, ONE News Now Website Complainant: E. Greensmith-West Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman noted the Complainant was offended by the content of the article and it used “unfair …

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Nicholls v MediaWorks (15/010)

Content: “Scouts and their image problem.” Published 8:01am Wednesday 16 September, 2015 Publisher: MediaWorks, SCOUT Website (www.scout.co.nz) Complainant: H. Nicholls Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to view full Decision Summary  The content subject to complaint appeared on the SCOUT website (www.scout.co.nz) and was titled: “Scouts and their image problem.” The article referred to Scouts New Zealand stating: “Scouts NZ has their neckerchief in a …

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Edwards v Television New Zealand (15/008)

Content: “Horrific moment journalist and cameraman shot dead during live broadcast” Publisher: Television New Zealand, Website Complainant: J. Edwards Outcome: Withdrawn Click here to view full Decision Chairman’s Ruling: The Privacy Commissioner filed a complaint about an item on the Television New Zealand website relating to the shootings in Virginia of a reporter and camera man during a live interview, suggesting there …

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Moodie v Television New Zealand (15/009)

Content: “Woman killed in horrific escalator tragedy, child saved from deadly machine.” Publisher: Television New Zealand, Website Complainant: B. Moodie Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view Decision Chairman’s Ruling: The Chairman noted the concerns of the Complainant that the content of the video showed gratuitous violence and that he contented there was no public interest or context to the video. …

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Taylor v Radio New Zealand (15/007)

Content: “Family First slams free contraceptive idea.” Publisher: Radio New Zealand, Website Complainant: M. Taylor Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision Chairman’s Ruling: The Complainant argued the Radio New Zealand article about offering free contraception to teenagers was not balanced. The Complainant took particular issue with the statement by the National Director of Family First, Bob …

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