Decisions

Raffles v Television New Zealand (15/006)

Content:  “Blues star who assaulted man in late night brawl added to All Blacks” Publisher: Television New Zealand, Website Complainant: E. Raffles Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman took into account the concerns of the Complainant about the content and the headline of the article and the preliminary comments from the Publisher, Television New …

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Le Cren v Radio New Zealand (15/005)

Content:  “Norfolk survey slammed by Canberra’s man” Publisher: Radio New Zealand, Website Complainant: G. Le Cren Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to view full Decision The online article published by Radio New Zealand used the headline “Norfolk survey slammed by Canberra’s man” and reported on the reaction by the Australian Administrator on Norfolk, Mr Gary Hardgrave. The Complainant said the reference to ‘survey’ …

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Cumin v Radio New Zealand (15/003 Appeal 15/001)

Content:  Palestinian president called ‘angel of peace’ Updated at 4:21 pm on 18 May 2015 Publisher: Radio New Zealand, Website Complainant: D. Cumin Outcome: Appeal Declined Click here to view full Decision The Chairman of the Online Media Standards Authority ruled on 26 May that the complaint had no grounds to proceed. The Applicant appealed the Chairman’s Ruling. This application was considered by the Chairperson …

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Murupaenga-Ikenn v NZME (15/004)

Content: Radio Hauraki – Jeremy Wells’Like Mike’ Hosking Rant – Prince Harry & the Locals. Publisher: NZME Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full decision The Chairman noted the item complained about was posted 15 May 2015 on the Hauraki Radio station website and the complaint was received on 1 June 2015. Under the OMSA Constitution, Section 6(a) of the …

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Cumin v Radio New Zealand (15/003)

Content:  Palestinian president called ‘angel of peace’ Updated at 4:21 pm on 18 May 2015 Publisher: Radio New Zealand, Website Complainant: D. Cumin Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman noted the concerns of the Complainant the content, headed “Palestinian president called ‘angel of peace’” was inaccurate as another news story said the Pope said to the Palestinian President …

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Farrant V MediaWorks (15/002)

Content: Alarm over councillor’s link to quake landfill (Published 5:00am, 10 April 2015) Publisher: Mediaworks, TV3 News Website Complainant: Buddle Findlay, Legal Counsel for P. Farrant Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to read the full decision. Summary Counsel for the Complainant raised a number of issues about the accuracy and fairness of the article under Standards 1 and 3. These included matters relating to …

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Robinson v Television New Zealand (15/001)

Content: ONE News Facebook post 2.24pm Friday February 06, 2015 Publisher: Television New Zealand Outcome: Settled Click here to view full Decision The Chairman viewed a copy of the content, the complaint and the preliminary comments from Television New Zealand. The Second Schedule of the OMSA Constitution sets out the jurisdiction of the Complaints Committee which covers news and current affairs content; published …

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Easton v Radio New Zealand (14/013)

Content: Radio New Zealand Website Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click to view full decision The Chairman viewed a copy of the content, the complaint and the preliminary comments from Radio New Zealand. The Chairman noted the concerns of the Complainant that a statement in the article that said “When cross-examining an expert engineer today, he suggested …

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Hopping v Mediaworks Ltd (14/011)

Content: Mediaworks 3News website Publisher: Mediaworks Ltd Outcome: Settled Click to view full Decision The Chairman noted the Second Schedule of the OMSA Constitution sets out the jurisdiction of the Complaints Committee which covers news and current affairs content; published online; by any of OMSA’s members. The Chairman confirmed the content subject to complaint was news and current affairs.  It had been …

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Bicknell v Television New Zealand (14/010 Appeal 14/001)

Content: Television New Zealand One News website Publisher: Television New Zealand Outcome: Appeal Declined Click here to view full Decision The Chairman of the Online Media Standards Authority ruled on 23 July that the complaint had no grounds to proceed. The Complainant submitted an application to appeal the Chairman’s Ruling. This application was considered by the Chairperson of the Online Media …

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