Terms and conditions for sharing news


Do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks while gathering photos,
audio and/or video footage - Māori Television does not condone the
infringement of any laws. 

Any content you submit to The Site, (including but not limited to text, graphic, audio and
video) must at the time of submission be yours to do with as you wish.

By contributing the said content you are declaring: 
- You have the right to make the work available to Māori Television; 
- You grant Māori Television a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right
and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative
works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all
copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to
incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later
developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution; 
- The supplied content is not defamatory in any way, shape or form; 
- And your contribution does not infringe any law. 

Further to the above, by submitting the content you: 
- Indemnify Māori Television against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that
may be incurred by Māori Television a result of your breach of the above
- And waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission
to and publication on the Site and the purposes specified above.  
If you do not want to grant to Māori Television the rights set out above, do not submit your

When submitting content via mobile phone you are responsible for all mobile data costs
incurred. If you are not sure of such costs, Māori Television  insist you check with your mobile
service provider before contributing to the Site.

By submitting the content Māori Television  is by no means obligated to publish it.

Rules of Engagement
Anyone who wants to post comments by way of Public Forum on or is to contribute in any
way to the Site is to abide by the following rules. If the Site has specific rules or terms to
the contributing area those specific rules or terms will apply if there is any inconsistency
with the below. 

About your submission/s: 
- Contributions must be civil and tasteful. 
- No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive
and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble. 
- No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive,
threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or
otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
- If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying
other users you may have action taken against your account/s. 
- No spamming or off-topic material: we do not allow the submission of the same or
very similar contributions many times. Please do not re-submit your contribution to
more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas. 
- No advertising. 
- No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which have not yet been
transmitted on New Zealand television and/or radio are not permitted and will be
deleted unless submitted in a designated 'spoilers' area. 
- No impersonation. 
- No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names. 
- At Māori Televisions’ discretion, you may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses).
- Deliberate misuse of the facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action
may be taken against your account.

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else
(for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not
include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, inform the
host of the Site using the 'Contact Us' link, and they will promote it if they see fit. 

About the law: 
You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature to the Site. This
includes but is not limited to text, graphics, video, programs or audio. 
Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is
strictly prohibited. 
You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not
violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade
mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights. 
The views expressed in the Public Forum areas throughout the Site are those of
members of the public and are not necessarily those of Māori Television. 

If you are under 16: 
Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before contributing to the Site. 
Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example,
telephone number, home address or email address) in a Public Forum. 

If you breach these Rules: 
If you fail to abide by the Rules of Engagement (and/or any variations held within the Site)
you risk your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a
temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of
Māori Television areas in which public contributions are made. 
If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the Site or
otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Site, and Māori Television  considers
such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Māori Television may use whatever information
that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include
informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the
Māori Television reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any
account, at any time, for any reason. 

By contributing to The Site you consent to Māori Television making contact with you in
regards to your submissions in the event that Māori Television considers it necessary to do

Posting comments is not the same thing as complaining to Māori Television or notifying
Māori Television of a problem. 

If you see a comment/posting that you believe to be inappropriate please let us know.