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MediaWorks apologises and settles defamation case with John Tamihere

MediaWorks has apologised publically and made a confidential settlement with former Labour MP John Tamihere over the ex-talkback host’s departure from RadioLive

Tamihere took legal proceedings against MediaWorks - the parent company of RadioLive – after he and station parted ways in 2013, after 8 years hosting an award winning national radio programme.

That departure was linked to the Roastbusters issue that involved a west Auckland youth culture. Following a thorough and meticulous police investigation, no charges were laid.

“Following a thorough investigation, MediaWorks’ Broadcasting Standards Committee completely exonerated Mr Tamihere from any breach of any broadcasting standards. In particular, the Broadcasting Standards Committee found John Tamihere had not breached any standard of ‘good taste and or decency,” MediaWorks said in its apology, released today.

“MediaWorks accepts and acknowledges that John acted completely professionally, entirely within the bounds of his role as a ‘talk back host’ and with good taste and decency.

read more, including the full apology here...

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