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    Gay on the telly - 23-Nov-2008
    GAY TECHNO clubs packed with sweaty lads in leather. Lesbian couples armed with turkey basters. Let's just say that TV2's new late-night comedy series Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in all the World is not the kind of animated show that would have been on telly when I was a kid.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Station crossing lines of public decency - 4-Sep-2008
    Family Party Candidate for Northland, Melanie Taylor, is concerned over The Edge FM competition being held nationwide at 4.30pm today.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Family Party
    TV review: Happy days of vintage TV chefs - 18-Jun-2008
    After a decade of increasingly intensive TV food - Jamie, Nigella, Gordon, Rick, Peta et al - there's a lovely antidote on Monday night, on Sky's Food channel.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Dominion Post
    Gay row hits Shortland Street - 21-Apr-2008
    TVNZ has been accused of trying to censor Shortland Street by asking producers to pull a gay male couple storyline.
    South Pacific Pictures producer Jason Daniel says the state broadcaster is concerned about scenes of two men in bed together.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - Shortland Street
    Front of the Box: Takatapui - 10-Nov-2007
    The New Zealand Media Peace Awards announced the boundary breaking gay, lesbian and transgender series Takatapui as joint winner of the Premier TV/Film Award, at its annual ceremony in Auckland, Thursday night (08 November 07). Takatapui's winning entry focused on Hate Crimes and detailed the unsolved murder of Stanley Waipouri apparently bashed to death because of his homosexuality. The programme dealt with the subsequent grief and anger felt by Stan's whanau as they battled to get their brother and friend's death further investigated by police.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Peace Foundation
    Related Site - Front of the Box Productionos
    Queer Life Maori Style Returns To Maori Television - 22-May-2006
    TAKATAAPUI - the only show in New Zealand for gay, lesbian and transgender Maori - returns to Maori Television for a fourth series (Tuesday June 13 at 10.30 PM)
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Maori Television
    Entertainment picks: Sharp talking in marketplace - 5-Sep-2005
    Stick around after The Market for TV2's new gay talk show, The Outhouse (10.55pm) with hosts Greg Mayor, Andy Curtis and Amanda Betts. Touted as a gay Sports Cafe meets Rove, it kicks off by covering civil unions, the Lesbian Ball and internet dating. "We want to be a positive show," says Mayor. "But we want to be the naughty show, as well."
    Then it's The L Word, (11.25pm) a sort of lesbian Sex & the City which doesn't deserve its night-owl timeslot, either. Jennifer Beals, the chick from Flashdance, stars as Bette, a high-flying museum director trying to find a sperm donor with her partner, Tina. But the focus is on Jenny, a writer who moves to LA to be with her boyfriend, only to discover she's more curious about his lesbian friends. Yes, they're all fabulously good-looking, but it's LA, dahling.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Broadcaster says it regrets treatment of presenter - 1-Sep-2005
    Maori Television, ordered to pay one of its presenters $16,000 by the Employment Relations Authority, says it accepts and regrets that staff member Ngarimu Daniels was affected by workplace-related incidents.
    The authority ruled that Ms Daniels, who was banned from taking part in protests and whose gay partner was called a "dyke", had suffered shame, humiliation, distress and anxiety.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Maori TV presenter wins $16,000, right to protest - 31-Aug-2005
    A Maori Television newsreader who was banned from taking part in protests and whose gay partner was referred to as a "dyke" by a senior MTS manager has been awarded $16,000.
    The Employment Relations Authority ruled that Ngarimu Daniels, presenter of the station's nightly Te Kaea news programme, had suffered shame, embarrassment and general distress and anxiety as a result of "unjustified action" by MTS.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Sandra Paterson: Interviewers must keep their bias under wraps - 9-Jul-2005
    It is interesting to watch how journalists sometimes react when they disagree with the person they are interviewing. This was clearly the case when Ian Sinclair, one of Close Up's most experienced reporters, was talking to visiting United States author Tammy Bruce this week.
    Bruce was giving her views on political correctness and how people are increasingly reluctant to say what they think. She said she owned a gun and that people had a right to defend themselves and their property.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    TVNZ and Banks and Dempsey - 30-Jun-2005
    Broadcasting Standards Authority - 23 May 2005
    TVNZ and Banks and Dempsey - 2005-008
    [1] An item focussing on the Civil Unions Bill was broadcast on Close Up @ 7 on 2 December 2004 at 7pm. As part of the item, the programme conducted a poll asking viewers to phone or text their answer to the question “Should gay relationships be legally recognised?” Results were announced at the end of the show, with 24% in favour of legal recognition of gay relationships, and 76% against. The presenter announced the findings and concluded the programme with the comment “it makes you wonder which polls the Government is relying on to say this Bill has support”.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Broadcasting Standard Authority
    Christian porn filter seen as censorship - 21-May-2005
    Anti-porn software developed for schools by a company with links to fundamentalist Christians has been criticised for blocking students' access to leftist political forums and websites on sexuality and health.
    Education Minister Trevor Mallard approved the Watchdog Corporation's CampusNet filtering software last year, as part of a $9.5 million package to help schools screen out hackers and objectionable material such as pornography.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - Watchdog
    Who Watches the Watchdog? - 16-May-2005
    Last Monday afternoon, a student at Takapuna Grammar School wanted to look at the anarchist website on one of his school's computers, as he had done several times before. This time, however, he found access to the site was blocked by software installed by the school and provided by a company called Watchdog.
    The student made his concerns known to senior management at the school and to the anti-capitalist group Radical Youth, who did a bit of research and published the story on the Infoshop site.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZARH
    Is New Zealand going to hell in a handcart? - 10-May-2005
    When a Maori academic predicted there would be ‘civil war’ if the Government’s seabed and foreshore legislation was passed, author David Slack decided to find out just how gloomy the future for New Zealand really looked.
    His research uncovered all sorts of claims being made about the decline and fall of our civilisation: from moral decay undermining the nuclear family to economic or environmental ruin lying just around the corner.
    Prostitution reform, civil unions and ‘gay marriage’, foreign ownership and immigration – “to believe the doomsayers you’d think we were headed for hell in a handcart” says Slack.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Press Release: Penguin Books NZ
    Welby Ings' Boy wins Cinequest award - 21-Apr-2005
    Press Release: New Zealand Film Commission
    "a haunting, visually inventive tale"
    Auckland film director Welby Ings' first short film, Boy, has won Best Short Narrative Film at the 2005 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, qualifying it for consideration for next year's Academy Awards.
    Produced by Nic Finlayson for Room 8 Productions, the silent short film tells the story of a young male prostitute living in small-town New Zealand, who tries to expose the truth behind a fatal hit-and-run accident.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Boys Short Film Website
    Editorial: Politically correct billboard ruling just adds to the fun - 18-Nov-2004
    In an age of hypersensitivity, thank heaven for the Tui billboards. Everyone has seen the big outdoor advertisements with their one-liners followed by the sardonic response, "Yeah right". They can be a refreshing counterpoint to the political correctness prevailing in public forums today. And thank heavens, too, for agencies such as the Advertising Standards Complaints Board when they play their part as humourless police of proper speech. They add richly to the fun.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - Advertising Standards Authority Inc.

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