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About this site

Updated 8 November 2021 1:08pm

Terms and conditions of use of GWRC Website (‘Terms')

31 October 2018

Site owner

This website is owned and operated by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (‘GWRC’).  This website is governed by these Terms and the GWRC Privacy Statement. By accessing and browsing this website and subsidiary websites (including the Metlink website at (‘Website’), you agree that you have read, understood and accept these Terms.  A subsidiary website means any other website operated by us.

Contact details

See the Contact page.

General terms of use

If you use specific services or platforms that we provide, other specific terms may apply in addition to these Terms.  To the extent of any inconsistency the more specific terms will apply.

Modifications: GWRC reserves the right to add to, modify, suspend, or remove the Website or any information, material or feature incorporated in the Website at any time without notice. GWRC may change these Terms at any time, with or without notice, and you agree to check these Terms and to be bound by the Terms that are in effect at the time you access the Website.

Non-permissible access and use: You must not:

  • Attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part or feature of the Website or the materials on it through any means not purposely made available by GWRC (including hacking or password mining)
  • Test the vulnerability of the Website, or seek to trace any information on any other user of the Website
  • Provide materially false or fraudulent information in your submissions to us through the Website
  • Remove any copyright, trade mark, or proprietary rights notices on the Website
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Website
  • Engage in any conduct that may disrupt or interfere with the operation of, or other’s use and enjoyment of, the Website
  • Use the Website to create a false identity to mislead others as to the identity of the sender of a message or post; or
  • Use the Website to transmit or upload any computer programs or other material in breach of any intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or any other laws or engage in any other conduct that we reasonably consider inappropriate

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and with these Terms at all times when using the Website.

Registered User: To access certain features of the Website you may need to register an account with us by entering a valid email address and accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the online registration form. You must also select a password. You may not sell, exchange or auction your account. You confirm that the data you provided to us on registering was at the time you provided it current, complete and accurate, and you agree to maintain and update the data as required to keep it so.  For other features of the Website registration may be different. You should refer to the specific terms of the feature for further details.

Reliance upon Password: You must ensure that your password is kept secure and confidential and not revealed to any other person. You are responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of security, and we will deactivate that password. You release us from any claim arising from any reliance by us on any use of your password, including us disclosing information relating to your registration and/or affairs with us.

Supply of reference information: GWRC provides reference information (e.g. environmental, economic, land management and transport information) through the Website from time to time (‘Information’). The Information is supplied, within the framework of our data quality system, from the best data currently available. Due to quality assurance procedures this data may be amended without notice at any time.

GWRC has exercised all reasonable skill and care in compiling the contents of the Information.  However,  GWRC, its employees and agents, do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action, interpretation, use or analysis taken or made as a result of reliance on the Information and GWRC excludes all liability in relation to the Information.

The Information is protected by copyright owned by GWRC or its licensors, as set out in the Copyright and Intellectual Property section below. In addition, GWRC requires that any use of the Information, for example by inclusion in a report or media release, be accompanied by the acknowledgement of GWRC as the source. If you wish to have confirmation of whether particular Information is licensed for re-use please contact us with detail of your request.

Social Media and Communication tools on the Website: If you use any social media or communication tool on the Website you agree to comply with the GWRC Social Media Terms of Use.

 Copyright and intellectual property

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence This Website, including all material on the Website, is protected by copyright owned by GWRC or its licensors. 

Where expressly indicated for specific items or collections of content, the material on the Website is licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it to GWRC and abide by the other licence terms. To view a copy of this licence, visit  This licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the Website or to the Website design elements or to any photography and imagery.  Those specific items cannot be re-used without express permission.

If you wish to have confirmation of whether specific material on the Website is licensed for such re-use please contact us with detail of your request.

You may not frame any part of the Website content by including advertising or other revenue generating material.

Third party data and materials can only be copied and/or reused if you have permission from the third party and you comply with any licence terms for the data or materials.

Third Party Information: If you provide us with personal information about another person (e.g. a spouse or relative) you are responsible for ensuring you have authority to do so and making that person aware that you have disclosed their personal information to us and that we will use their personal information in accordance with the GWRC Privacy Statement.

Suspension:  If you breach any of these Terms we may suspend your account and your use of the Website (or particular features of it) without prior notice.

Preservation and Use of Content:  We may preserve content that you submit through the Website and we may use it and disclose it as we see fit, subject to the GWRC Privacy Statement. 

Waiver: If at any time we do not enforce any of these Terms, we will not be construed as having waived that term or condition, or our rights to later enforce that or any other term or condition.

Governing law

The Website is operated by us from New Zealand. Use of the Website and these Terms is governed by the laws of New Zealand.  The New Zealand Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter in connection with these Terms.


GWRC has made every reasonable effort to provide current and accurate information on the Website.  However, to the fullest extent permitted by law, GWRC does not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken or omission made as a result of reliance placed on such information and GWRC excludes all liability in relation to the Website. 

Disclaimer in relation to third parties and links: 

External links have been provided for the user's convenience.  The availability of third party information on the Website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by us regarding any particular third party, goods, services or transaction (except to the extent expressly stated).  Use of information about third parties contained on the Website is at your own risk. GWRC does not accept any responsibility for the content or condition of any external links on the Website or for your use of any third party information on the Website.


If you have any questions, issues or complaints about the GWRC Website, any of our services, or these Terms please contact us.