About this site
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Unless otherwise specified, the content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. You can copy, distribute, and adapt material from this site as long as you acknowledge its source and follow the licence terms.
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Submitting information online
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If you do provide any information through this website that information will only be used for the purpose stated on the site.
Any feedback or other comments information submitted via this website or to any email addresses listed on the site will be stored securely. We will only use personal information to communicate with you.
Like most websites, we collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve our website. This information is used for no other purpose and all users are anonymous and not personally identifiable. We collect information on:
- IP addresses
- search terms
- pages accessed and links clicked
- dates and times of visits
- the immediate previous site visited
- operating systems (eg Windows, Mac)
- web browsers
See the contact section.
While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the content of this site, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade makes no representation as to the accuracy, correctness or fitness for any purpose of the site content. Nor does the Ministry accept any liability for loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage), however caused, which may be incurred by any person or organisation from reliance on or use of information on this site.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and trade is committed to providing users with accessible websites.
We aim to comply with the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the New Zealand e-government programme as part of the ongoing redevelopment of our websites.
Access keys allow you to get to key pages on the site without using your mouse.
To use the access keys press ALT+[number] on a PC, or CtrL+[number] on a Mac. For some browsers you may also need to follow that by pressing Enter.
Browser How to use access keys
Internet Explorer Alt + Access key + Enter
Firefox Alt + Shift + Access key
Chrome Alt + Access key
Opera Shift + Esc + Access key
Konqueror Ctrl key is pressed and released, and then the access key is pressed.
The NZEmbassy website uses the following access keys
0 Accessibility information and list of access keys
4 Safetravel www.safetravel.govt.nz
5 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade www.mfat.govt.nz
9 Contact us
[ For beginning of main content
/ New Zealand Government Portal www.newzealand.govt.nz
For example, ALT+1 (+Enter) on a PC using Internet Explorer will take you to the homepage.
Disabling Style Sheets and/or Images
This site is designed to be viewable in a range of user environments. If use is hindered it is suggested that you disable style sheets and/or images to use a text only version of this site.
To disable stylesheets:
Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > General tab > Accessibilty
Firefox: View > Page Style > No Style
Opera: View > Style > User Mode
Safari: No option is available
To disable images:
Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab > Multimedia Category > uncheck "Show Pictures" checkbox
Firefox: Tools > Options > Content Tab > uncheck "Load Images Automatically" checkbox
Opera: View > Images > No Images
Safari: Safari > Preferences > Appearance Tab > uncheck "Display images when the page opens" checkbox
Change Text Sizes
In you find the text size uncomfortable for viewing, this site has been designed to be viewable in any adjustable size. To adjust the text size pleasefollow the directions for your browser below:
Internet Explorer: View > Text Size to adjust text or hold down CTRL and use the mouse wheel to zoom
Internet Explorer 7.0: You may also adjust the zoom for the whole page by selecting Page > Zoom
Firefox, Chrome, Opera: View > Text Size or View > Zoom, or hold down CTRL and + or - to zoom in and out, or hold CTRL and use the mouse wheel to zoom
Safari: View > Make Text Bigger/Smaller, or use APPLE KEY and + or - to zoom in and out