Site terms and conditions

These terms and conditions applies to and all its subdomains, including

The Diocese of Palmerston North (Diocese) welcomes users to use its websites and social media properties.


Some content on this site was produced by other parties. The Diocese provides a platform for this content, but does not own all content or necessarily endorse provided by other parties.

We link to the websites of other organisations. The Diocese is not responsible for the content of those sites – they are. However, we will try to make sure our links are always going to the right place.

The Diocese accepts no liability or responsibility for the manner in which the information on this website is interpreted or used, or the results of such use.

External Services

Our site uses some third party features hosted on external servers provided by third parties. They provide us with the platform that allows us to provide our information and services to you.

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).


Aside from material from other parties, which may have their own various levels of copyright and usage restrictions, copyright on all content available on this site is owned by the Crown.

This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website’s design elements.

You may reproduce this material free of charge without further permission, as long as you:

  • reproduce it accurately
  • do not use it in a derogatory or misleading way, and
  • acknowledge the source and copyright status.

Before you use content created by third parties you need to:

  • check its copyright status
  • obtain permission from the rights holder
  • determine and meet any other requirements.

Social Media Policy

We encourage public interaction and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts. However, this does not imply that the Diocese agrees with or accepts the content, opinions, or views expressed within any public comment. The person who posts a comment is solely responsible for the content of the comment.

While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our social networking accounts, we reserve the right to remove or not approve any comment. Constructive criticism and disagreement is welcome but must remain on-topic. We encourage everyone to also contact us directly using the form on our homepage with any further criticism.

A comment will not be edited or modified to remove unacceptable content; the entire comment will simply be deleted. Some of the reasons we may remove or not approve a comment are listed below:

  • Abusive, vulgar, obscene, racist, threatening, or harassing comments.
  • Libel, slander, or personal attacks of any kind, including the use of offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  • Spam, including content that promotes products or services or contains gratuitous links .
  • Makes unsupported accusations.
  • Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity.
  • Duplicate posts.
  • Clearly off topic.
  • Political campaigning or lobbying.
  • Comments that are really customer support questions (for that, please contact us via the contact form on our home page).

We also reserve the right to block users from our social media accounts if they continue to breach our policy guidelines.