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COPYRIGHT

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

© Crown copyright 2005–11, Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Manatū Taonga), PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140, New Zealand. Tel: +64 4 499 4229; Fax: +64 4 499 4490; Email: info@mch.govt.nz

Unless otherwise stated, text on this website, and where specifically stated, individual images (the copyright of which is owned by Manatū Taonga), is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand licence (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence). In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt text works (and those images subject to this licence where specifically stated) for non-commercial purposes, as long as you attribute the work to Manatū Taonga and abide by the other licence terms. To view a copy of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/nz/. Permissions to use text works and images licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence for commercial purposes may be sought as detailed below under ‘Information for Companies’.

Please note that no departmental or governmental emblem, logo or Coat of Arms may be used in any way which infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 or would infringe such provision if the relevant use occurred within New Zealand. Attribution to Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage should be in written form and not by reproduction of any such emblem, logo or Coat of Arms.

To avoid doubt, an adaptation of a work on this website licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence cannot be licensed by the creator of that adaptation on terms that are more permissive than the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence. In particular, the adaptation cannot be licensed with a form of Creative Commons or other licence that allows commercial use without express permission of the copyright owner.

This website has some text and other items which are used with the copyright holder’s permission. These items are provided on this website for the purpose of personal and non-commercial study (such as school projects, family and local history research). You may not reproduce (in print or electronic format) these items without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder. For written permission to use these items for any purpose other than personal and non-commercial study, please contact the copyright holder. Specific copyright statements may accompany individual items. Manatū Taonga has made every effort to contact copyright holders. Please advise us of any errors or omissions so that they can be corrected.

ATTRIBUTIONS

If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate works on this website that are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial licence (as set out above) to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage should be used:

" Source: www.mch.govt.nz, the website of Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Licensed by Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence."

The date of publication must be stated. The publication date can be found at the top of the website’s pages.

INFORMATION FOR COMPANIES

Specific permissions for commercial use of material licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial licence may be sought from Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Please contact Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, New Zealand. Tel: +64 4 499 4229; Fax: +64 4 499 4490; Email: info@mch.govt.nz

PRIVACY

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. through email feedback or online forms), unless otherwise stated we will only use that information to communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties without your prior consent.

COOKIES

Browser cookies are used by this website to provide Manatū Taonga with information about site usage and improve the service offered to site visitors. Cookies are small files which are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. The data is collected and aggregated prior to use by the Ministry by Google Analytics. Cookies from this site are not used to gather or allow the gathering of any personally identifiable information and are not used to track individual user activity around this site.

You may manually disable cookies at any time - check your browser's "Help". This will not affect your ability to view the site.

If you have any concerns about personal information that we hold please write to:

The Privacy Officer
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364
Wellington 6140

or send an email to privacy@mch.govt.nz

OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT (OIA) REQUESTS

What is the Official Information Act (OIA)?

The Official Information Act 1982 allows New Zealanders to have access to official information held by governments and government agencies.  This promotes openness and transparency, and enables New Zealanders’ participation in government.

How do I make an OIA request?

Please send an email to Ministerial.Enquiries@mch.govt.nz or you can send your request to:

Ministerial Services
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Public Trust Building
131 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6140

The Ministry will respond to your request within 20 working days after we receive it.  If the Ministry needs to extend the time limit for responding to your request, under section 14 of the OIA, we will contact you with the reason for the extension and a new due date.

If the Ministry believes another agency holds the information you have requested we will transfer your request to them and let you know within 10 working days after we receive the request.

You can use the Ombudsman due date calculator to find out when your response is due.  This can be found here http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.

How do I make a complaint?

If you are unhappy with the response to your OIA request, or believe that the Ministry has breached the OIA, then you have the right to contact the Ombudsman at info@ombudsman.parliament.nz or by writing to:

Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10152
Wellington 6143

DISCLAIMER

Hypertext links to other Web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

If you wish to make a complaint about the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, please write to us at:

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364
Wellington 6140

or send an email to info@mch.govt.nz

Please email us if you have any questions about the Ministry's copyright, privacy, complaints or disclaimer policies.