Terms of use

By viewing and using this site, you agree to these terms of use.

Agreement to terms

Welcome to connected.govt.nz or tuhono.govt.nz (the ‘site’), an All of Government website supported by the Ministry of Social Development.

These terms apply to the entire contents of the site, to any web feeds produced by the site, and to any feedback or submissions provided through the site. By viewing and using the site, you will be deemed to have agreed to these Terms of use.

Social media terms and conditions

We use social media to post information, service announcements, consultations and emergency information for New Zealanders.

We welcome your feedback and ask you to be respectful in your comments and your opinion of others' comments. Please stay on topic and do not upload content or post comments that are unrelated to the purpose of the Connected.govt.nz social media accounts.

Read the social media terms and conditions


The NZ Government disclaims and excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of either this website or the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website we link to.

If you need professional advice, including advice about your legal obligations, you should see a professional adviser and not rely on the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website we link to.

Third-party websites

Links to third-party websites should not be taken as endorsement or recommendation of those sites or products offered on those sites. When visiting other websites, please refer to the terms and conditions of use, privacy and copyright policies of those sites.

Continuity of service

The NZ Government makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service. It reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site’s services at any time and without notice.

Revisions to these Terms of use

The NZ Government may revise these Terms of use at any time. Any such revisions take effect when this page is published.

Copyright and attribution

Unless indicated otherwise, all content on the connected.govt.nz website is licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution Non-Commercial International Public Licence. This means you can re-use the content for non-commercial purposes, but must make it clear it comes from the connected.govt.nz website and is owned by the Crown. Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website’s design elements. Those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.

CC-BY-NC 4.0 international license  (external site)


Government logos

Crown copyright ©. Copyright material on the connected.govt.nz is protected by copyright owned by the Crown. The New Zealand Government logo and all other logos, icons, emblems, and trade marks on the site are protected by law. You must not copy or use any logo, icon, emblem, or trade mark without express permission and compliance with applicable laws.

Neither the New Zealand Government emblem nor the New Zealand Government logo 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 the New Zealand Government should be in written form and not by reproduction of any emblem or the New Zealand Government logo.

Photographs and images

Copyright in photographs on the site is not owned or licensed to you by the Crown. Unless otherwise stated in relation to specific photographs or icons, you cannot copy, distribute or adapt any photograph without the agreement of the copyright owner.

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