Terms and Conditions

To the extent permitted by law, Puke Ariki makes no representations (whether express, implied or statutory) relating to the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of this website or any content on or accessed through this website and accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising (whether arising from negligence, defamation or otherwise) out of or in connection with your access to or use of this website.

All content on, or accessed through this site is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. You must make your own assessment of the suitability of the content and/or the services for your own purposes. You are solely responsible for the actions you take in reliance on the content on, or accessed through, this site.

Website use
You may access, view, reproduce and print the content on this site provided you only use that content for informational, non-commercial purposes and any reproduction includes a prominent acknowledgment of Puke Ariki’s rights in the relevant content. If you wish to link to any part of this site, you must get Puke Ariki’s prior written consent. You may not use this site, or the content on it, for any other purpose or in any other way.

Puke Ariki may amend these terms of use from time to time so you should check and read these terms of use regularly.  By continuing to use this site after any such amendment, you are deemed to have agreed to the amended terms of use.

Links to Other Sites
When a link is provided from this site to another site, it will open in a new browser window.
Puke Ariki is not affiliated with any person whose goods or services are linked to or from the website or any linked site. Puke Ariki does 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.

Third party websites will likely have their own restrictions on how you may use the content on those websites and what responsibility the website provider will accept in relation to the content. You should ensure you read and comply with these.

IP Address
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the World Wide Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our institutional customers, and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from Puke Ariki, our servers log the visitors' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.

Use of cookies
The cookies that are used by Puke Ariki do not collect any personal information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are other than to authenticate the user for security purposes.

If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Refusal may make some parts of our websites inaccessible, unusable, or not function correctly.

© 2019 Puke Ariki.  All rights reserved.

None of the content of this website may be reproduced, copied, used, communicated to the public or transmitted without the express written permission of Puke Ariki, except for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review, or education, as provided for in the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

For written permission to reproduce information on this website for any purpose other than personal use, or if you have any questions regarding image use and copyright, please contact us.

When information from this website is used in any context, it must be sourced to the website of Puke Ariki and the copyright notice above must appear in the content produced.


Puke Ariki respects and protects the privacy of our website users.

The collection and use of personal information by Puke Ariki is regulated by the Privacy Act 1993. Under this Act personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of Puke Ariki and only if necessary for that purpose.  You may have access to that information and may request changes to it.

Collection of personal information

Puke Ariki collects, retains and updates personal information about you which you provide both:

  • Directly, for example by you sending us an email enquiring about information on Puke Ariki services or events, or to go on mailing lists; and
  • Indirectly through your use of this site and the services and functionality offered through it.

Please note that we may collect website visitors' contact information, e.g. email addresses. This information may be used to send general promotional material about our activities which we believe may be useful to you, and to respond to queries arising from our website. Notwithstanding this, we would only use or disclose personal information that you have provided to us or which we have obtained about you if: 

  • You have authorised us to do so;
  • We have informed you of the intended use or disclosure and you have not objected to that use or disclosure; or
  • We are authorised, required or permitted by law to use or disclose the information, e.g. for law enforcement.

Puke Ariki intends to provide overall statistics about users, site use, demand for relevant products, services, facilities and information, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third parties. These statistics will not include any information which personally identifies you.


All enquiries about or formal requests for information in terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or the Privacy Act 1993 should be made in writing to:

Privacy Officer

New Plymouth District Council

Private Bag 2025

New Plymouth 4342

For more detailed information about the Privacy Act you can refer to the Privacy Commissioner's Guide to the Privacy Act 1993. If you are concerned that Puke Ariki may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner on the Privacy Hotline at 0800 803 909, or go to: http://www.privacy.org.nz/


W3C web standards

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops protocols, guidelines and standards that ensure long-term growth and access to the web for all members of society.  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) ensure web content is accessible to people with disabilities. Websites are tested against criteria set at three levels - A, AA, and AAA.

The Puke Ariki website is designed to meet a minimum of level A and level AA where possible

Font Size

You can increase or decrease your font size within your browser:

Using Internet Explorer

  1. Open the View menu by pressing ALT + V.
    2. Select Text Size by pressing X.
    3. In the Text Size list, move to the text size option you want by pressing the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key.
    4. Press ENTER.

Using Firefox

Increase font size by pressing CTRL +
Reduce font size by pressing CTRL -