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Well, der.

By Steven | July 22, 2008

What was Radio NZ thinking?

It tried to appeal against a BSA decision that had RNZ dead to rights.

RNZ didn’t even argue in the High Court that it got its facts right – just that the BSA shouldn’t have ordered it to broadcast a correction. RNZ tried to argue that events had moved on, and that the correction would be confusing. The BSA sometimes accepts this argument, but more often it doesn’t. The BSA’s correction order here was in line with its usual practice, and fully justified. It’s always likely to be a waste of time to seek to challenge the BSA’s discretion on this.

Simon France J wasted no time in tossing the appeal, awarding costs to the other side.

(The case isn’t online yet, but is RNZ v Wellington City Council, CIV 2008-485-514, HC Wellington, 9 June 2008).

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