Terms and conditions / copyright

Last updated: 13 May 2011

Read these terms and conditions relating to use of material published on this website.


Except where otherwise stated, the information on this website is subject to Crown copyright.

Except where otherwise stated, the information on this website that is subject to Crown copyright is licensed for use under the following terms:

CC BY Licence This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to the Crown and abide by the other licence terms. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/nz/.  Please note that no departmental or governmental emblem, logo or Coat of Arms may be used in any way that infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981. (www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1981/0047/latest/whole.html#dlm52216)  Attribution to the Crown should be in written form and not by reproduction of any such emblem, logo or Coat of Arms.


1          The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on or through this website. However, the State Services Commission:

  • may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice; and
  • is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this website.  The State Services Commission neither endorses the information, content, presentation, or accuracy of such other websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other websites.

2          The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice.

3          Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service whether by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the New Zealand government or the State Services Commission.

4          Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of it.