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Various audio relating to complaints made to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
all information written on cassettes, and or sleeve, together with brief content descriptions is entered below.
Many tapes have little or no accompanying information regarding dates, times, broadcasters or complaints.

04/137/121 "Mana news item 02/05/03 2/191/20 approx 1.30"

A news item where the Mana News team refute allegations made in parliament by Rodney Hide and Katherine Rich regarding funding and provision of radio services by Mana Māori Media as funded by Te Mangai Paho.

From BSA site:
Complaint: Mana News – item about funding of Mana Māori Media by Te Mangai Paho – commented on complainants’ questions in Parliament about funding – unbalanced, inaccurate, unfair – Principles 4, 6 and 7 - RNZ upheld the complaint as inaccurate and a breach of Principle 6 – made written apology – action taken insufficient - complainants seek broadcast of correction and apology
Findings: Action taken insufficient
Order: Broadcast of statement duration 2'00" approx

04/137/122 "RNZ - Choudhary 26.6.3 2/937"

Radio New Zealand Checkpoint item hosted by Mary Wilson regarding the Prostitution Reform Bill . Muslim MP. Dr Ashraf Choudhary is interviewed regarding his abstaining from voting on the bill. NB poor quality audio.
From BSA site:
"Complaint: Checkpoint - Prostitution Reform Bill – interview with Mr Ashraf Choudhary MP who abstained from voting – reference to Muslim background and comments from representatives of Muslim communities who had expected him to vote against the Bill – blamed for passage of Bill – held up to ridicule and contempt – unfair
Findings: Principle 4 – MP given right to reply to criticism – no uphold; Principle 5 – MP not dealt with unfairly – no uphold" duration 7'00" approx

04/137/123 "Paul Holmes 23.3 at 7.56am"

Paul Holmes refers to 'security thugs' that 'almost thrashed the guy [a streaker] within an inch of his life' at a rugby game in Hamilton. Holmes then goes on to comment negatively on the Police's statement that this was handled appropriately, and makes other comments in relation to the police and violence. Holmes then talks about an 'Angler ' fish in the deep Tasman Sea and the male fish's copulation practice which involves blood-sucking.
From BSA site:
"Complaint under section 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989
Paul Holmes Breakfast – Newstalk ZB – reference to streaking incident during rugby game – host commented that streaker used baby oil “no doubt to prepare himself for the police baton� – alleged breach of good taste and decency, balance, fairness and accuracy
Principle 1 (good taste and decency) – context – not upheld
Principle 4 (balance) – does not apply to editorial/opinion pieces – not upheld
Principle 7 – Guideline 7a (denigration) – police not denigrated – not upheld" duration 2'00" approx

04/137/124 "The Beach 20 mins approx"

A [near] duplicate of material that relates to the below complaint regarding the spraying of cannibus at Great Barrier Island, and subsequent comments made on air about the police. Broadcast on The Beach 94.6 FM 19th and 20th March, 2004.

Please see ACC 04/137/30 for a fuller record. Not fully auditioned. duration approx 20'00"

04/137/125 "NTN -Colin Feek 20/6/3"

NB there is a discrepancy between the date on the cassette label [as above] and the date of the event as detailed on th BSA site.
Linda Clark interviews Dr Colin Feek on National Radio's "Nine to Noon " programme 20/6/2003. At the end of the interview Clark refers to Dr Feek as "the Deputy Director-General of Clinical Services and Disinformation "
From BSA site:
"Dr Colin Feek, the Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director-General of Clinical Services, was interviewed on Nine to Noon, on National Radio on 10 June 2003 about an audit on the way hospitals treated patients with heart problems. At the conclusion of the interview, he was described as the Deputy Director-General of Clinical Services “and Disinformation�.

Complaint: Nine to Noon - Ministry of Health official described as Deputy-Director of Clinical Services and “Disinformation� – unfair – inaccurate – unbalanced
Findings: Principle 4 and Principle 5 – subsumed under Principle 6; Principle 6 – use of word “disinformation� unfair to Ministry and Deputy Director-General - upheld
Order: Broadcast of statement" duration 12'30" approx

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Year 2003

Reference number 31728

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits Hide, Rodney P., 1956-
Rich, Katherine, 1967-
Choudhary, Ashraf
Wilson, Mary
Holmes, Paul, 1950-2013
FEEK, Colin
Clark, Linda
Newstalk ZB (Auckland, N.Z.)
Radio Network (estab. 1996, closed 2014)
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)
New Zealand. Broadcasting Standards Authority
New Zealand. Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency
Mana Maori News
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989)
Beach 94.6FM

Date 02 May 2003

Subject Great Barrier Island (N.Z.)/New Zealand
Heart -- Diseases/Topical
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Mass media/Topical
Police -- New Zealand/Topical
Privacy, Right of -- New Zealand/Topical

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