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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 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.



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

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (such as through email feedback or online forms), unless otherwise stated we will only use that information to improve our services and to communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure, and will only disclose personal information with your consent, or if we are legally required to do so.

Disclosure of information

This information is held by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH). You have the right to see any information we hold about you, and to ask us to correct any of your information that we hold. Please email: [email protected] if you have any concerns.

Data Tracking used by this website

We use Google Analytics to collect and analyse details about the use of our website. We do this to help us improve this site and our services. The data is collected and stored on the Google server and is viewable by authorised staff. We do not share this information with any other agency.

This information is aggregated and non-personally identifying. It includes:

The Google privacy policy & principles describes how they treat personal information obtained from Google Analytics.


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Data tracking used by our email client for e-newsletters

MCH uses Campaign Monitor, a dedicated e-newsletter communication tool, to manage and distribute e-newsletters. Campaign Monitor is based in Australia and may use servers based in the United States of America and countries in Europe, so if you are on our mailing list your information might be disclosed or used in those countries. Campaign Monitor will use your information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

MCH monitors the effectiveness of these newsletters using analytical tools offered by Campaign Monitor that collect the following information:

There is no ability to collect information beyond this, or to track the recipient outside of a specific e-newsletter. Once the recipient has closed the newsletter, no further information can be collected. When you unsubscribe to our alerts or newsletters, your details will be deleted from the database.

If you have any concerns about personal information that we hold, please email [email protected] or write to:

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