Terms and conditions of use

In these terms and conditions of use “Museum” and “we” means Te Awamutu Museum, which looks after the collection on behalf of the Te Awamutu and District Museum Trust Board.

These terms and conditions explain how you may use this website.

Site Owner

This website is managed by the Te Awamutu Museum.  This website is governed by the terms of use, privacy statement, disclaimer and copyright provisions of the Te Awamutu Museum.

Content Disclaimer

Te Awamutu Museum has made every reasonable effort to provide current and accurate information on this website.

However, Te Awamutu Museum does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of all information written and cannot accept responsibility for any actions taken from this information or information provided from any external links from this site.  Website users are advised to use their own judgment.

Te Awamutu Museum is actively working on identifying all copyright owners and gaining their permission, where applicable. Where there may be discrepancies or this has not been made possible we request the copyright owner to contact the Museum.

The Museum will not be liable on any legal basis for any loss or damage incurred through your use of this material, except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude.

Contribution of Content

Contributed material must not include anything that infringes any intellectual property or privacy rights or be purposefully inflammatory. The Museum has the right to modify or remove user contributed material at its sole discretion and without notification.


Te Awamutu Museum appreciates all copyright holders that have given permission for their images to be on this website. Unless otherwise stated, no content on this website may be reproduced, copied or shared with the public without the Museums written permission, except for private use, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994.

Te Awamutu Museum allows permission to publish photographic materials only if they are obtained directly from Te Awamutu Museum. The Museum does not issue permission for publication of images taken from books, postcards or any existing published materials.

Requests for images of Uenuku are subject to permission from Waipa District Council Director Museums and Heritage and the Maori monarch appointed Kaitiaki of Uenuku.

For written permission to use information from this site, reproduce or copy an image from this website or to use an image in a publication, please contact the Museum at museum@waipadc.govt.nz.

Rights Types

A large proportion of the collection items on this website are subject to copyright. The copy right is either held by Te Awamutu Museum or by a third party.

Right types are specific to each collection item and are found on each object page under Current Rights.

No Known Copyright Restrictions

Any collection item with this right identified means that to the museums best understanding, under New Zealand law, there is no known restrictions. The material may be copied or re-used in New Zealand.

All Rights Reserved

Any collection item with this right identified means that the copyright holder has given permission for the Museum to display an image on our website. You may not reproduce this image without the copyright holders permission.


Any collection item with this right identified means that you will need to contact the Museum to identify the limitations around the use of this image.

Unknown Copyright

In some cases the museum is unable to identify or contact the original copyright owner. It may be the case that the copyright has expired but we cannot be sure.

How to credit

Upon gaining written permission from the Museum for any reproduction or use of a collection image, we ask that it be accompanied by the credit line, “Te Awamutu Museum Collection”.

If you are using an image from the website we suggest you use the following (Chicago style): “Explore the Collection,” Te Awamutu Museum Collections Online. 2019. Accessed (add date here).

Privacy Statement

The Te Awamutu Museum respects and protects the privacy of our website users.

The collection and use of personal information by the Te Awamutu Museum is regulated by the Privacy Act 1993. Under this Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the Museum and only if necessary for that purpose and can only be used for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.

Contact Us

If you have any question about these terms of use please contact Museum@waipadc.govt.nz.