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Terms of use


Tauranga City Council ("Council") has made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and current information on this website and subsidiary websites. However, the Council does not present this information as advice and does not accept responsibility for actions taken based on the information on this website and subsidiary websites. The Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website and subsidiary websites.

The Council does not guarantee or represent that:

  • you will have uninterrupted or error-free access to, and use of, this website, subsidiary websites or the facilities (including the online services) available or accessible via this website and subsidiary websites
  • the website, subsidiary websites, the facilities (including the online services) available or accessible via this website and subsidiary websites, or any files available for downloading will be error-free or free from viruses, faults or defects
  • the content and/or facilities (including the online services) available or accessible via this website and subsidiary websites is accurate, complete, or suitable for a particular purpose. You must rely on your own judgment in relation to any matter of this type.

Use of Website

Your access and use of this website and subsidiary websites is subject to these Website Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website and subsidiary websites, you accept and agree to comply with, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions.

The Council may vary, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website and subsidiary websites from time to time, without notification. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the current terms and conditions. You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions that are in effect at the time you access this website and subsidiary websites.

You are not allowed to do anything which alters this website and subsidiary websites, or interferes with or affects their working. This includes removing anything from them, adding anything to them, linking them to another website, and distributing any part of them to anyone else.

Online Services Terms and Conditions

By using any online services available or accessible via this website, you accept and agree to be bound by the Online Services Terms and Conditions.

Online Services Terms and Conditions

Social Media Terms of Use

We welcome your participation on our social media pages. 
Please be respectful of the community by complying with the terms and policies of Facebook. Tauranga City Council reserves the right to delete or ban users for comments, images or links that:

  • attack or discriminate other users
  • contain expletives
  • have inflammatory content that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group. 

Tauranga City Council claims no liability in any way connected to the use of or access of their social media accounts.

Privacy Statement

The collection and use of personal information by the Tauranga City Council 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 the Council and only if necessary for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information. You authorise the Council to record and collect information about your usage of this website from time to time for the purpose of improving the website and user experience. Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. through your use of an online service), the Council will only use that information for the purpose for which it was provided. The Council will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties, except as authorised by statute.

You may seek access to personal information held about you by the Council in accordance with your rights under the Privacy Act 1993. You have the right to ask to have information corrected or deleted. To protect your privacy, and that of others, the Council may ask you to verify your identity as part of actioning an access or correction request.

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

Tauranga City Council
Private Bag 12022
Tauranga 3143

For more detailed information about the Privacy Act you can refer to the Privacy Commissioner's website.

If you are concerned that the Council may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are unsure of the Council’s obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's Privacy Hotline: 0800 803 909.


This website and the content on this website is owned or otherwise provided by Tauranga City Council. All rights reserved ®. 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. All images are, unless otherwise stated, Copyright © Tauranga City Council 2011.

Externally sourced content or material is copyright to the respective provider.

You may reproduce, store and use the content of this website for personal, informational and non-commercial purposes only. Any reproduction must:

  • reproduce the material accurately
  • not use the material in a derogatory manner or a misleading context
  • include an acknowledgment of the source and copyright status of the material.

You may link to this website, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration to the website’s content. Permission is not granted to reproduce, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other site unless express written permission has been obtained from the Council. The Council reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.

Except as stated in the above paragraphs, no portion of the content of this website, or the Tauranga City Council logo(s), may be copied or used without the written permission of the Council.


While the Council makes every reasonable effort to keep information and materials on this website secure, it is not responsible for any breach of security that is out of its control.

Links to External Sites

For your convenience this website contains links to other sites that are external to the Council and are not under the control of the Council. While the Council takes reasonable care in selecting linked sites, the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by the Council of the linked site. The Council is not responsible for, and makes no representations, warranties or conditions concerning the contents or operation of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. It is your responsibility to make your own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external sites.

Governing Law

Use of this website and the applicable terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand. The New Zealand Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter arising out, or in connection with, the interpretation or application of the applicable terms and conditions.

Last Reviewed: 23/07/2019

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