Terms of Use

These are the Terms of Use (Terms) of the 'Visualising Māori Whenua' website and its content which are provided by Manaaki Whenua - Manaaki Whenua New Zealand Limited.

Please note that data and information in this website is covered by separate copyright law, licenses and data use agreements. See the list of data sources on this website's About page for links to copyright, license conditions and restrictions which may apply to the data and other documents.

Manaaki Whenua cannot guarantee that the information provided on this site is complete or up to date. We do not accept responsibility for any actions taken in reliance on it or consequences arising from the use of it.

By using this site you agree, and are deemed, to be bound by the following Terms. If you choose not to be bound by the following Terms, then Manaaki Whenua does not grant you the right to use this site.

Manaaki Whenua uses 'cookies' on this website to improve your browsing experience. A cookie is a piece of data that our server sends to your browser. Your browser may then store the cookie on your computer and send it back to our server if you visit our site again. These cookies allow us to create a more personalised experience for you while visiting the website.


Manaaki Whenua may vary these Terms at any time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon posting of the amended Terms of Use on this website and by continuing to use the site after the Terms have been varied you agree, and are deemed, to be bound by the variation.

You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms of Use, which were last updated on that date which is shown at the end of these Terms.


You may only use this site for your own personal use and not for profit or commercial purposes unless Manaaki Whenua has granted you such a license.

No part of this web site may be modified, reproduced, transmitted, stored or otherwise dealt with (including in any other website or other electronic form) except as expressly provided for on the web site or with the prior written consent of Manaaki Whenua. For the benefit of doubt this includes map preview tiles contained on, or obtained from, this website. You may print or download to your hard drive extracts from the web site for your own personal use.

Any unauthorised use of this website or its contents or services will terminate any license granted by Manaaki Whenua.

You agree that you will not attempt to alter this site nor employ any robot, spider, or other device or process or means whatever to use this site for any unauthorised purposes. You agree not to:

Manaaki Whenua accepts no obligation to monitor the use of this site. However, Manaaki Whenua reserves the right to disclose any information as required by law, to block access to you, your agents, associates or your company and take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to prevent any breach of these terms and conditions or any breach of applicable laws. Manaaki Whenua will also in its absolute discretion fully co-operate with the relevant authorities with respect to any investigation of suspected unlawful activity or violation of the web site's security.

Representations and Warranties

Data and information displayed or provided through this website may include technical inaccuracies. Manaaki Whenua does not accept any liability for any error or omission.

The services, data information and accompanying information provided on this site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No advice or information given by Manaaki Whenua, or its staff or associates shall create any warranty.

Manaaki Whenua does not warrant that the services, data and accompanying information on this site or on the internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from this site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Intellectual Property Rights

The data and information underlying visualisations and summaries presented on this website is covered by separate copyright law, licenses and data use agreements – refer to the About page.

Unless otherwise indicated, the visualisations and summaries available on or through the ‘Visualising Māori Land” prototype web site is protected by Crown copyright. You can reproduce this Crown copyright material free of charge without further permission for personal research, education or non-commercial use as long as you:

Requests and enquiries concerning the reproduction of material for any purpose other than personal or in-house should be directed to Manaaki Whenua.

All intellectual property rights in the software on which the Māori land visualisation tool is built, belong to Manaaki Whenua New Zealand Limited. Copying or reproducing the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited. Users may not create derivative works of the software, or attempt to decompile or reverse-engineer the software.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Manaaki Whenua accepts no liability for incorrect, misleading or untruthful descriptions of data and information displayed on this web site.

Manaaki Whenua accepts no liability for any quality problems with data and information available at this web site nor liability for defective map projections.

Manaaki Whenua is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on any information provided on this website.

Manaaki Whenua is not responsible for any information contained on sites which this website provides links to, nor any third party content which can be accessed through this website. The inclusion of any link to a website is not an endorsement of the linked site.

You agree that obtaining of any material through the use of this website is at your own risk and that Manaaki Whenua has no liability to you in respect of such material or the effects of such material.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, because the information is generalised, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Covenants such as Ngā Whenua Rāhui, or whenua classifications of Tapu, Maori Reservation or a historical reserve have been omitted from this publication. The publication is intended to provide general information to land owners. Specific advice from qualified specialists should be sought before undertaking any action following information received from this website. No liability is assumed by Manaaki Whenua for any losses suffered directly or indirectly by any person relying on the information contained in this publication.

To the maximum extent permitted by law Manaaki Whenua shall not be liable (whether for breach of contract, of these terms, or negligence or in any other tort or for any other common law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these terms) for any loss of profits, exemplary or special damages, loss of sales, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings resulting from you access to, or use of, or inability to use this site and it content, loss of any software or data, loss of use of computer equipment, software or data, loss of or waste of management or other staff time or for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect or special loss, however arising.

No Waiver

Non-exercise or enforcement of any right available to Manaaki Whenua under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.


If any provision of these Terms of Use becomes or is held to be invalid, enforceable or illegal for any reason, in any respect, that provision should be severed from the remaining Terms of Use which should continue in full force and effect.

Suspension and/or Termination of access to the Visualising Māori Land prototype website

You acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua may terminate, suspend or restrict your access to this website at any time at its absolute discretion.

You also acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua may suspend the operation of this website for repair or maintenance work or in order to update or agree that the contents or functionality of the website.

You accept that access to or use of this website or pages linked to it will not necessarily be uninterrupted or error free.

Manaaki Whenua reserves the right to modify or terminate this web site for any reason without notice at any time.

Date of Last Update

These Terms were last updated on 1 April, 2019.