H R CORRIN AGAINST THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD

The New Zealand Press Council declined to uphold a complaint by Mr H.R.Corrin of Whangarei against the New Zealand Herald.

Mr Corrin’s complaint expressed his concern over the now common practice of shortening the name of the “Auckland War Memorial Museum” to the “Auckland Museum,” a practice the paper has followed more often in recent times. Mr Corrin provided examples of editorials and advertisements which used the shorter name. The use of the shorter name did not serve the memory of those who gave so much for their country and a better world, he said in his complaint to the Council.

For the paper, the assistant editor echoed Mr Corrin’s regret over this practice. However, he felt the fight was lost, when those responsible for administering the Museum and the general public all used the shorter name.

Whatever the Press Council may feel about the name, no blame attaches to the New Zealand Herald for following the practice of museum administrators and the general public.

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