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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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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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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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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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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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Munro v Radio New Zealand (14/006)

Content: Radio New Zealand Website Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: Not Upheld Click to view full Decision Summary The online article published by Radio New Zealand on 24 June 2014, titled, “Labour confident of strong party list” stated, in part “The Labour leader, David Cunliffe says his party hopes to get at least 34 percent of the party vote and six …

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Cumming vs Radio New Zealand (13/003)

Content: “Climate deniers ordered to pay court costs” Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to view full Decision The Chairman noted that Richard Cumming considered the term “Climate deniers” to be derogatory and discriminating. Mr Cumming said “The use of this term is a disturbing trend especially by the state funded broadcaster and could be construed as a …

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