Record number of broadcasting standards complaints

3 News 17 Nov 2010
Official complaints about New Zealand broadcasters reached record levels in the year to June 2010 – and they could hit new highs next year. The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) said today it received 210 complaints in the year to June 30 this year. This is nearly 30 percent higher than the 162 complaints received for the previous year, and just ahead of the record of 206 in 1996-97 and 1999-2000. The most complained about programmes were One News (25 complaints with six upheld), 3 News (18 with four upheld), Close Up (16 with six upheld), Breakfast (13 with one upheld) and Sunday (10 with four upheld).