This website is owned and operated by the Christchurch City Council and is governed by the terms of use.

By accessing and browsing this website and subsidiary websites, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms outlined in our DisclaimerCopyright, PrivacyOnline ServicesSocial Media Use and News Feeds policies.


The preparation and provision of the information on this website has been made in good faith from a number of sources that are believed to be reliable. All due care has been taken to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date.

The Christchurch City Council shall not be liable for any errors and omissions, nor for any direct or indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this website, or the information contained on it, or from using the transaction processing services on them.

The Council does not guarantee or represent that the content and/or facilities (including, but not limited to, transaction processing services) available or accessible via this website and subsidiary websites will always be accurate, complete or current; free of errors, defects, viruses or other harmful components; or that access to this website and subsidiary websites will be uninterrupted.

Links and references to other websites are provided as a convenience only.  The Council has not reviewed and does not endorse or assume responsibility for material posted or services or products offered on any other website. If you wish to provide a link to our site from your website, you must do so in such a way that it is clear to users that the pages are part of the Christchurch City Council website. You must not represent any page on this website in a subframe. You must not do anything which alters our website or interferes with how it works.


This website, including these terms, is changed and updated from time to time. Some of the online services made available by the Council may be subject to additional terms and conditions.  By accessing and using any online or other interactive service, users are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions applicable to that service.


Data is supplied under Creative Commons 4.0 BY license(external link) and is under copyright of Christchurch City Council.  While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur.


Copyright statement

Unless otherwise indicated, the Christchurch City Council holds the copyright and other proprietary rights on all material on this website and on subsidiary websites. This material can be used for personal and non-commercial purposes free of charge without the permission of the Christchurch City Council, provided that the source and copyright status of the material is acknowledged, the material is reproduced accurately and it is not used in a derogatory or misleading way.

Trademarks and logos

The Christchurch City Council does not authorise the use of trademarks and logos on this website, and on subsidiary websites, without prior written permission. These are the registered or unregistered trade marks of Christchurch City Council or others. You must not copy or use our trademarks (including the Council logo), except if you first obtain our written permission.

Third party copyright

Some material on this website is sourced from third parties. Permission cannot be granted by the Christchurch City Council to reproduce any copyright material available on this website that is owned by a third party.


The information in this privacy statement applies to personal and other information collected on

Personal information

You can browse the website without providing any personal information. The website does not automatically collect any personal information about you.

Site use information

However, when you visit this website we automatically log some non-personal information, namely:

  • the IP addresses from which you accessed the site;
  • the terms you used to search for content on the site;
  • the pages you accessed;
  • the last site you visited before coming to this site ; and the type of browser and operating system you use, and your screen resolution.

This information cannot be used to identify you and will be used only for the purposes of system administration, reporting within the Council, and to audit the use of the site. 


Christchurch City Council websites use Google Analytics (a service that provides aggregated reports on website activity) to further understand how the website can be improved.  Google Analytics relies on the use of cookies, which are small files stored on your computer.  For detail on what information is collected via these cookies, and how it is stored and used, see Google's privacy policy(external link).

Meeting webcasts

The Christchurch City Council webcasts and holds records of its public meetings. This is in the public interest to have transparent and accessible decision-making at public meetings.

The footage will be publicly available and can be accessed on our website. The Council holds the information through its agent Tandem Studios.

Most of the filming will cover elected members as they speak and debate at the meeting. The filming may also include shots of the public in the background and anyone speaking at public forum.

Privacy Act

The Christchurch City Council is required to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.  Personal information is collected, held and used in accordance with the principles set out in that Act.  In particular, the Council will:

  1. use personal information only for the purpose for which it is collected;
  2. retain personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected;
  3. release personal information to a third party only when required to or permitted to by law, if you have authorised the release or where disclosure is connected to the purpose for which the information was collected.

You may inquire about and seek access to personal information about you or request information under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 by contacting the Council.

If you think that the Council has breached the Privacy Act or if you would like to find out more about the Council's obligations you can contact the Privacy Commissioner's privacy hotline  0800 803 909.

Online Services

Christchurch City Council enables customers to process certain types of online transactions through this website. Online Services are provided through a secure website using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. All such Online Services shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions for Online Services, and the Terms of Use of the Christchurch City Council website.

The Christchurch City Council Online Services is available for your personal and/or internal business purposes; provided that you do not remove any proprietary rights notices, do not modify the information or make it available to third parties through a networked computer environment and do not make any additional representations or warranties regarding the information.

You agree to allow the Christchurch City Council to collect information about you (including information about transactions processed by you) from time to time through this website. Any such information collected will be treated in accordance with the Christchurch City Council Privacy Statement.

Social Media Use

These are the terms of use when you are engaging with the Council on its various social media channels.

Customer Use Policy

Christchurch City Council engages customers through many digital outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and our various apps.

Please be aware that when engaging with the Christchurch City Council over social media, you are agreeing to the following:

Commenting on a Council Social Media Site

  • Christchurch City Council agencies share information, images and video with the public through external social media websites. Comments made by the public to these sites are reviewed and, while comments will not be edited by Council personnel, a comment may be deleted if it violates the comment policy described here.
  • Comments should be related to the posted topic for the Council's social media page or post. Christchurch City agency social media accounts are not meant for comments that do not directly relate to the purpose or topic of the social media website. 
  • You are subject to the Terms of Service (TOS) of the host site. Information (photos, videos, etc.) you share with or post to official Christchurch City Council social media pages is also subject to the TOS of the host site and may be used by the owners of the host site for their own purposes. For more information, consult the host website's TOS.
  • Christchurch City Council social media channels are not open to comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office, or promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction.
  • The use of obscene, threatening or harassing language is prohibited.
  • Personal attacks of any kind or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, age, or religious group, gender, sexual orientation or disability status are prohibited.
  • Comments advocating illegal activity or posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others are prohibited.
  • This comment policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

User-Created Content

Users are welcome to submit or post content, including photographs and videos, to an official Christchurch City Council social media site where the channel allows users to post content, the content meets the standards articulated in this Customer Use Policy and pertains to the subject of the social media site. Users may only post their own, original content. Reproduced or borrowed content that reasonably appears to violate third party rights will be deleted.

News Feeds Use

You may use the Christchurch City Council news feeds in order to display Council content on your website, blog or other product or service for personal and business use provided you comply with the below terms of use:

  • You must display the Council feeds that you subscribe to in full and accurately on your website, blog or other product or service.
  • You may not directly or indirectly change, edit, add to or produce summaries of any Council content or any other content available at
  • You do not have the right to use any Council content or Council logos on your website, blog or other product or service or elsewhere except as provided in the Council feed itself. 
  • All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) shall remain vested in the Council or it's third parties.
  • The Council assumes no liability for any of your activities in connection with the feeds or for your use of the feeds in connection with your website.
  • You may not directly or indirectly charge others for accessing, viewing or listening to any Council content.
  • You may not directly or indirectly suggest any endorsement or approval by the Council of a product or service or any non-Council entity.
  • You may not disrupt or try to disrupt Council feeds or use them to distribute software viruses or other harmful programs
  • You may not use Council feeds to engage in harmful, harassing or otherwise objectionable activity.
  • You may not subject the Council feeds or Council content to any derogatory treatment or use them in such a way that would bring the Council into disrepute.
  • Council content may contain content you consider objectionable or offensive, or which may not be suitable for young audiences. If you permit a child to access, view or listen to Council

    content you are solely responsible for deciding whether or not that content is appropriate. 

  • If you are a Business you will require users of your product or service to comply with equivalent terms for their use of feeds.
  • The Council reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the feeds at any time.

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