Site Policy

Kaupapahere Paetukutuku

Your use of this website,, is subject to the following terms and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms.

This website is owned and operated by Horowhenua District Council. In this Site Policy:

  • “we” or “us” means the Horowhenua District Council;
  • “you” means you, the person using our services or visiting our website; and
  • “services” means all goods and services we provide and anything else we do for you, including allowing you to access our website.

In these terms references to this website includes all pages of, and all information and material on, this website including, without limitation, text, images, graphics, layout, look-and-feel and any other information contained on or in this website (collectively, 'content') references to use of this website and includes access to this website.

Governing Law

Use of this website and these terms shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand without reference to principles of conflict of laws. You agree to be bound by such laws and irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Website Use

Website visitors are not allowed to do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its working. This includes removing anything from it, adding anything to it, linking it to another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of this website, or attempt to obtain any materials, information or documents through any means not purposely made available by us, including, without limitation, hacking, password mining or otherwise accessing data without prior express authorisation. You may not test the vulnerability of this website, or seek to trace any information on any other user of this website.

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and with these terms and conditions at all times when using this website.


When a link is provided from this site to another site, it may open in a new browser window.

We are not affiliated with any person whose goods or services are linked to or from the website or any linked site. We do not endorse any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

Newsletter Terms and Conditions

By filling in a subscription form on, you are signing up to horowhenuanz’s database and you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • This database subscription enables us to send you digital communications about the subscribed topics.
  • Only horowhenuanz will have rights to the database. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your contact details remain confidential at all times.
  • On request, horowhenuanz will provide you with a copy of your contact details and at any time you may ask us to update or remove your contact details from our database, including unsubscribe links on all newsletter communications. We will comply with a removal request as soon as we reasonably can.
  • horowhenuanz will not sell your personal information to any third party at any stage.

If you registered your business as a member of the Tourism Business Database, you provided consent to receive electronic communications for business and tourism-related purposes. This included your consent to receive all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we must provide to you and provide to you electronically, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree to be bound by any agreement reached through electronic communications in terms of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002. You consent to receiving electronic messages and information sent by us (or on our behalf) for any purpose for which you provided your consent.


While every endeavour has been taken by us to ensure that this website is functioning correctly and the information on it is current and as accurate as possible, this will not always be achievable and therefore the following disclaimer applies.

This website is provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, compatibility, non-infringement, accuracy and security.

We do not guarantee or represent that the content and/or facilities (including, but not limited to, online transaction processing services) available or accessible via this website will always be accurate, complete or current; free of errors, defects, viruses or other harmful components; or that access to this website will be uninterrupted.

To the greatest extent possible under New Zealand law we expressly disclaim all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage occasioned from the use or inability to use this website, whether directly or indirectly resulting from inaccuracies, defects, viruses, errors - whether typographical or otherwise, omissions, out of date information or otherwise.

Accessing this website and downloading material from it, is done entirely at the user's own risk.

Links and references to other websites are provided to you as a convenience only. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any other websites, material posted on them, or products or services offered on those websites.


General Copyright / Intellectual Property

Information on this website is owned or otherwise provided by Horowhenua District Council.

All material on this website, including, without limitation, text, images, graphics, layout, look-and-feel and any other information contained on or in this website (collectively, 'content'), is subject to copyright and other proprietary rights, including but not limited to the Copyright Act 1994 (New Zealand) and international copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights and laws.

Unless otherwise stated, copyright in the content and behaviours of this website is owned by or licensed to Horowhenua District Council.

We authorise you to access and view content on this website, print individual pages and download a single copy of the material of this website for your personal, non-commercial use. You can reproduce this copyright material free of charge without further permission, as long as you:

  • reproduce the material accurately
  • do not use the material in a derogatory manner or a misleading context; and
  • acknowledge the source and copyright status of the material.

Trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, 'marks') displayed on this website and are registered or unregistered Marks of the Horowhenua District Council or others, are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used without prior written permission of the owner of such marks.

General licensing terms do not apply to material on this website that is covered by the Flags, Emblems and Names Protection Act 1981.

Use of District Images available on this website

A collection of district images is available for promotional use by contacting Horowhenua District Council. Use of these images must be requested by phoning us on 06 366 0999 or emailing [email protected]

By using the hashtag #explorehorowhenua or tagging @horowhenuanz when you upload a photo, video or article (‘Content’) to a Social Media Platform, you agree to allow Horowhenua District Council to share your Content on its Social Media Platforms (including its website), and Horowhenua District Council will contact you to obtain your explicit consent. Horowhenua District Council will reference your Social Media Platform’s handle as the creator of the Content. You agree to comply with the respective Terms of Use of the Social Media Platform.

Horowhenua District Council does not claim any ownership rights to photos, videos or articles posted to its website or its Social Media Platforms. However, by using the hashtag #explorehorowhenua or tagging @horowhenuanz, Horowhenua District Council is granted by virtue of the Social Media Platform’s Terms of Use, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual sub-licence (subject to revocation) to share, repost, use and/or publicly display your photo or video, including and without limitation through any relevant social media channels, pages or accounts administered by Horowhenua District Council.

Third Party Copyright

The permission to use Horowhenua District Council material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce any such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

The information contained in this website is owned by, and copyrighted to Horowhenua District Council, unless stated otherwise.


Although we endeavour to protect the security of your personal information you acknowledge that there is a risk of unauthorised access to (or alteration of) your transmissions or data or of the information contained on your computer system or on this website. We do not accept responsibility or liability of any nature for any losses that you may sustain as a result of such unauthorised access or alteration. All information transmitted to you or from you is transmitted at your risk, and you assume all responsibility and risks arising in relation to your use of this Website and the internet. We do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which may arise in connection with your accessing of this Website or any outbound hyperlink.

Social Media Platforms

We use a number of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Interacting with any of our social media platforms and visiting our website via these platforms may result in the collection of information such as the server address, domain name, date and time, duration of visit, pages accessed, documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser being used.

This information is used to further tailor our social content strategy and to manage and maintain our website.

We have created Social Media platforms to enable people who have an interest in the Horowhenua Region to achieve a sense of community. Everyone participating and/or contributing to any of our Social Media Platforms agrees to not post anything that may contain any defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, derogatory, illegal or racist comments, content, links or images or incite such comment or behaviour. We reserve the right to remove solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial or commercial organisations or any other inappropriate content or comments as determined at our absolute discretion. More information on how personal data is processed can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Policy Changes

Horowhenua District Council may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website from time to time, with or without notice and you agree to check these terms and conditions and to be bound by such terms as are in effect at the time at which you access this website and subsidiary websites.

We also reserve the right to add to, modify, or remove this website or any information, feature, specification, or other part of this website (at any time and without notice to you).