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Unless otherwise indicated, all material on this website other than material contributed by users is subject to Crown copyright protection administered through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. New Zealand and international copyright laws protect third party material on this site. Authorisation to reproduce such material should be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

The text and images on this site are intended for the personal use of students, scholars and the public and may be downloaded solely for this purpose. Schools and students may reproduce materials on this website, either in part or in full, for bona fide study purposes, with suitable acknowledgement. Any other use or publication of them, without prior permission of the copyright holder, is strictly prohibited. Unauthorised reproduction, duplication, transmission or commercial use of such copyright materials may result in prosecution.

For written permission to reproduce information, images or other resources on this website, please contact the copyright holder or holding institution (where named) in the first instance or the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, New Zealand. Tel: +64 4 499 4229; Fax: +64 4 499 4490; Email: [email protected].

Your contributions

Copyright in your contribution (including images, audio and video) submitted to the site by you or a third party on your behalf will remain with you. This permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

Oral histories

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage or 28 Maori Battalion Association, which own the copyright for the oral history interviews contained on this site, holds signed agreement forms from all of the interviewees giving the Ministry or the Association the right to publish them. They may not be reused without the permission of the copyright holder. The full recordings and accompanying paperwork are deposited in the Oral History and Sound collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, and may, subject to any conditions placed on their use, be consulted there.

Radio sound files

Copyright for all radio sound files on this site is held by Radio New Zealand. All rights reserved. Permission of Sound Archives/Ngā Taonga Kōrero, Christchurch, New Zealand, must be obtained before any reuse of these radio recordings.


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Disclosure of information

This information is held by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH). You have the right to see any information we hold about you, and to ask us to correct any of your information that we hold. Please email: [email protected] if you have any concerns.

Data Tracking used by this website

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This information is aggregated and non-personally identifying. It includes:

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  • other incidental matters such as screen resolution, the release of your installed Flash version and the language setting of your browser.

The Google privacy policy & principles describes how they treat personal information obtained from Google Analytics.


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Data tracking used by our email client for e-newsletters

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MCH monitors the effectiveness of these newsletters using analytical tools offered by Campaign Monitor that collect the following information:

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There is no ability to collect information beyond this, or to track the recipient outside of a specific e-newsletter. Once the recipient has closed the newsletter, no further information can be collected. When you unsubscribe to our alerts or newsletters, your details will be deleted from the database.

If you have any concerns about personal information that we hold, please email [email protected] or write to:

The Privacy Officer
Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364
Wellington 6140


Links to this site are welcomed. However we would appreciate it if you would advise our web editor of such links, so that we can inform you if locations change or if references are incorrect. Permission for republication of material or exhibitions from this website elsewhere on the web will not generally be granted. We prefer that you provide hyperlinks to the material on our site. Please contact our web editor for further information regarding any other uses of this material.

Moderation of comments and other community contributions

On media (image, sound, video, interactive), 'Their story', Soldier roll pages and user profile pages you will find an area beneath the main content where you can contribute more information or personal stories relating to the content.

Please note - these contributions are moderated and must be on-topic and not abusive. They may be edited for length and clarity. Not all comments will be posted.

Submissions should be not longer than 1500 characters (about 300 words). Feel free to email us - [email protected] - if you would like to write more than this or you have any other questions.

Our moderators will sometimes change spelling or grammar so everyone can understand a submission. It would be appreciated if you could run your community contributions through a spell checker to speed up the posting process!