These are the Terms of Use (Terms) of the Our Environment website and its content which are provided by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

Terms of Use of the Content

Manaaki Whenua has compiled the maps and other information available on this site from data derived from numerous sources. The information may not be complete, correct 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.

cc licence  The maps and information you can view and download from this website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License (CC BY 3.0).

This licence allows redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, of the maps and information as long as they are passed along unchanged and whole, with credit to Landcare Research New Zealand Limited. The full terms of the licence are available here.

Among other things, the licence also provides that:

  • Except as required by law or as otherwise agreed in writing between the us, the maps and information are licensed by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
  • Subject to any liability that may not be excluded or limited by law, Landcare Research New Zealand Limited shall not be liable on any legal basis (including without limitation negligence) and expressly excludes all liability for loss or damage howsoever and whenever caused to you.

Terms of Use of the Website

The Our Environment website is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part except under licence from Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

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.

You acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua acts as the provider of this website.

You agree that you will not attempt to alter this site or employ any robot, spider, or other device or process or means whatever to use this site for any unauthorised purposes. You agree not to:

  • make excessive traffic demands;
  • deliver viruses or forward any other system that is of a destructive nature or capable of so being whether alone or in combination;
  • otherwise engage in any other behaviour that may be reasonably expected to inhibit other users from using and enjoying the site; or
  • damage or destroy the reputation of Manaaki Whenua.

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 website's security.

Manaaki Whenua does not warrant that the Our Environment website 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.

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

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

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

Manaaki Whenua reserves the right to modify or terminate the Our Environment website for any reason without notice at any time.

Enquiries or Complaints

If you have any enquiries or complaints about the information or services provided by this website then please address them to:

Dr David Medyckyj-Scott
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442


We will only record your email address if you send us a message. Your email address, if supplied to us, will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

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These Terms were last updated on 18 May 2018.