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This website is owned and managed by Tohu Whenua, a partnership between Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai. Find out more here about the terms and conditions for using material that may be found within the site.


© Crown Copyright, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, 2021. PO Box 2629, Wellington 6140.

Content on this website may not be reproduced, copied, used, communicated to the public or transmitted without the express written permission of Tohu Whenua unless stated (see below), except for the purposes of private study, research, review or education, as provided for in the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

Downloadable material included in the Tools section of this website may be reproduced for the purposes of promoting Tohu Whenua.

For written permission to reproduce information other than that contained in the Tools section, for purposes other than personal use, please contact tohuwhenua@heritage.org.nz. When information from this website is used in any context, please reference it to the Tohu Whenua website, acknowledging the author as appropriate.

Some material on this site such as articles, images, research and recordings may be identified as being the copyright of a third party, and is being used on this website with the permission of those authors. Tohu Whenua is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others – authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


Tohu Whenua’s member sites and partners or entities wishing to promote the Tohu Whenua programme are welcome to use the logo.  It can be downloaded here. Please refer to our Tools section for guidelines on use of the logo.


Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Tohu Whenua. Tohu Whenua 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.


Tohu Whenua operates a number of different social media channels. We use these channels to raise awareness about the Tohu Whenua programme and the network of places it promotes, to connect with domestic and international visitors, and create opportunities for the public to engage with heritage.

Tohu Whenua encourages social media users to interact with each other in a respectful and meaningful way on our channels.  Tohu Whenua is not responsible for comments or wall postings made by visitors to our pages and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to screen and remove any content it deems inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to commercial content whose primary purpose is to sell a product, a service or other such practices via this social media channel, as well as content that harasses, abuses, threatens, or in any other way violates the rights of others.

By following and ‘liking’ content from other individuals or organisations, does not mean Tohu Whenua is endorsing their views.  Tohu Whenua reserves the right not to share other account’s content if requested. We also reserve the right to remove posts that are irrelevant or excessive, and to act on complaints from our community.

Users will be blocked if they breach the above community guidelines three times. We have the right to block users from our social media communities and follow a three-strike process. However, we will not tolerate anyone who uses our channels to spread malicious information or threatens Tohu Whenua, its employees or others. Any users who do so will be blocked without warning.

We will attempt to respond to private or direct messages as soon as we can during office hours, but cannot guarantee a response outside of these hours. If you have any concerns about Tohu Whenua’s social media use, please email us at tohuwhenua@heritage.org.nz


If you wish to make a complaint about Tohu Whenua, please write to us at:

Tohu Whenua, PO Box 2629, Wellington 6140

Or send an email to tohuwhenua@heritage.org.nz

Please email us if you have any questions about Tohu Whenua’s copyright, privacy, complaints or disclaimer policies.


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