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Terms of Use, Copyright & Metadata reuse

Terms of Use

Māori images may have special significance for Māori and we ask users to treat these images with respect.


The use of these items must be consistent with the provisions of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994 and any amendments to that act, except where otherwise indicated. By accessing the items here you are agreeing to the terms of use. More information about copyright can be found within the
New Zealand Copyright Act 1994

Requests to use images for online publications, public display or commercial products should be made by contacting us. In these instances you will need to obtain written permission and we will supply high resolution digital images.

Where an original item is still under copyright the responsibility for obtaining permission to reproduce that item lies with the applicant.

Metadata reuse

You are free to copy, use and distribute the text contained in the records for the purposes of your own websites and applications (whether desktop or mobile in nature), for non-commercial purposes.