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Whakaata Māori Platforms Terms of Use

Whakaata Māori showcase free-to-air, online and on demand content in a range of formats across multiple platforms with our audience. -

When you, as a user, access, and use Whakaata Māori content or anything available on Whakaata Māori channels you agree to comply with these Terms of Use and all applicable laws. Please read these Terms of Use carefully to make sure you understand them, and if you don't agree with them, please do not access Whakaata Māori channels.

We may update or change these Terms of Use from time to time. Please check them now and then to make sure you're up to date. If you keep using Whakaata Māori sites, you agree any such changes or updates made to Terms of Use.

If you set up an account with us you need to:

  • - Comply with these Terms of Use
  • - Be in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • - Be minimum age of 13 years old
  • - Use a current email address

If you register when you are under 18 years of age, you must confirm you have your parents or guardian's permission and that they agree to the Terms of Use on your behalf. We may ask for proof of age or eligibility to use Whakaata Māori sites at any time.

You need to provide true and accurate information on registration, or we may not be able to provide you with access.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords and log-in details and for all activities that occur under your account. Please let us know if there has been any unauthorised use of your account.  

We may terminate your Whakaata Māori account or access at any time for breach of these conditions, or on 30 days' notice at any time for any reason.

You can cancel your Whakaata Māori account at any time by contacting us.

Protecting Younger Users

There is content available on Whakaata Māori and Third-Party Sites that may not be suitable for younger users. We encourage you to take an active interest in what children under 18 watch and do on Whakaata Māori sites and when accessing content using your account. You are responsible for making sure it is suitable for them.

By agreeing to the Terms of Use, parents and/ or guardians accept full responsibility for reviewing all viewer guidance information, and where appropriate, safeguarding viewers, including children and young people under 18.

Third Party Sites

Whakaata Māori sites contain links and access to services, channels, content, apps, and sites that are not ours, but are owned and operated by Third Parties (Third Party Sites).

When you access and use a Third-Party Site, you will be subject to Third Party terms and conditions that apply to your use of that Third Party Site, and by using that Third Party Site, you have agreed to those terms and conditions. We recommend you read the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any Third-Party Site you may access to make sure you understand them.

We have not reviewed all the Third-Party Sites, or their terms and conditions, and we are not responsible for:

  • - Anything available or offered on any Third-Party Site, including any content, advertising, products, or service.
  • - Any dealings or disputes you may have in relation to any Third-Party Site.

We do not endorse or recommend any Third-Party Site, and we are not liable for any loss or damage which may be suffered as a result of the use of Third-Party Sites. We reserve the right to remove a link or access to any Third-Party Site from Whakaata Māori sites at any time without notification.

Intellectual Property

Accessing Whakaata Māori sites does not give you any rights to anything that is on Whakaata Māori sites (including any content) or any Third-Party Site or its content.

All rights, including copyright, trademark, and database rights, on Whakaata Māori sites and its contents, are either owned by us or licensed to us, or by the owners of the Third-Party Sites or their licensors, or otherwise used as permitted by applicable law. Except as permitted for your own private use, you must not access, download, copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public anything on Whakaata Māori sites without our prior written permission.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, we do not give you any right to any of our intellectual property (including the Whakaata Māori words and logos) or in any content, information or material on the sites and you must not use anything on the sites without our prior written consent.


This Whakaata Māori website is protected by copyright. You may print out individual articles or pages for your private use but distribution or making available to the public (whether in print or electronic form) of any of this website's content is permitted. This copyright includes the Whakaata Māori logo which may not be copied, replicated, or used for any purpose without the appropriate licence being obtained from Whakaata Māori.

Copyright in some of the content included on the website is held by its suppliers. These include Whakaata Māori broadcast partners and various digital reception equipment manufacturers.

The listings of programmes are protected by copyright owned by TVNZ, Discovery NZ, Whakaata Māori, Radio New Zealand, and other broadcasters. None of the listings of programmes to be broadcast may be reproduced by any means without the express permission of these companies.

Website Access Conditions

This website contains links to Third Party Sites. However, as monitoring the information disseminated and accessible through those Third-Party Site links is impractical such information cannot be guaranteed to be accurate or up to date. Whakaata Māori takes no responsibility for its accuracy.

Any views or opinions expressed by advertisers or contributors in this site are not necessarily the views of Whakaata Māori.

You acknowledge that neither Whakaata Māori nor its suppliers or distributors guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose of any information on the website. You agree that neither Whakaata Māori nor its suppliers or service providers shall be liable to you for any loss or injury whether direct or indirect arising out of or caused using any information on the website.


We may collect information from you, including personal information, when you access and use Whakaata Māori websites.

Our Privacy Policy sets out what we can collect and how we can use that information, and forms part of these Terms of Use.

Data Deletion

If you would like to request that your data be deleted, please email us from the email address you use for your Whakaata Māori account.

Please include your full name, date of birth and the email address you used to register for Whakaata Māori account via email.

Using Whakaata Māori websites

You can only access Whakaata Māori websites for lawful purposes and in a way which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of Whakaata Māori websites by any third party. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of Whakaata Māori websites in any way. You must not attempt to hack into Whakaata Māori websites in any way, use ad blockers, send any bugs or viruses, steal, or interfere with any data or personal information, or infringe any intellectual property rights via accessing Whakaata Māori websites.

When you access certain services on Whakaata Māori websites, you will need the internet and data charges may apply. You are responsible for all your own Internet service charges and Whakaata Māori does not accept any responsibility for any charges arising from any data usage or internet charges incurred to use Whakaata Māori or any Third-Party Sites.

We do not guarantee Whakaata Māori sites will be uninterrupted or fault free, or secure always, or free from any bugs or viruses, or that access will be available at any location or at, or for, any time, or not change or be cancelled at any time. To the extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any loss or damage to any device or other property if it gets a bug or virus, or is otherwise impacted, from accessing Whakaata Māori websites.


Your use of Whakaata Māori websites and any of the content is entirely at your own risk. You agree to cover us, and the owners of any Third-Party Sites, for any fines, fees, damages, claims, losses, or other costs that may result if you do not comply with these Terms of Use.

Whakaata Māori and our related companies, shareholders, licensors, service providers, content providers and our and their employees, agents, officers, and directors, are not liable for any loss or damage that might result from anyone using Whakaata Māori websites other than any liability that cannot be excluded by law.


We can change these Terms of Use or any aspect of Whakaata Māori websites at any time, without notice, including changes that may impact whether you can or want to, use the sites. We may also change or limit any features and services, and/or restrict or remove access to any features or services on Whakaata Māori or any Third-Party Sites, without notice or liability.

We may terminate, suspend access to, or discontinue all or any aspect of Whakaata Māori websites at any time.

If we have reason to suspect you are not complying with the Terms of Use, there has been unauthorised access to your Whakaata Māori account, you have provided information to us or any Third-Party Site that is untrue or inaccurate, you are using the Services in a way that is unsafe or illegal, or disrupts Whakaata Māori or impacts other users of our sites or the rights of those users, we reserve the right to immediately suspend or revoke your access to Whakaata Māori websites, and/or terminate your account.

New Zealand Law

The use of this website and these Terms of Use shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of Aotearoa New Zealand. By using this site, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand and any disputes relating to Whakaata Māori websites may be resolved in the New Zealand Courts.