About this site
The owner of this website is the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education is currently in the process of redeveloping its existing websites. This process includes ensuring that they comply with the New Zealand Governments Web and Accessibility Guidelines. Until that exercise has been completed, if you have difficulty navigating or accessing any of the information that this site provides, please contact the Ministry on 0800 225 542 or email Maria Lute and we will endeavour to supply you with the information being sought.
The material on this website - including pages, documents, graphics, audio and video - is protected by Crown copyright and is subject to the copyright laws of New Zealand. The copyright is owned by the Ministry of Education (New Zealand) or, in the case of some materials, third parties.
We have made every effort to trace the holders of any materials on the site which may be subject to copyright. If we have infringed copyright in any way we will immediately rectify the situation. Please contact the contract director, Maria Lute .
You may view this website and its contents, and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, or download and modify units or parts thereof. All material is to be used for non-profit educational purposes only. You must include the copyright notice Copyright © New Zealand Ministry of Education on the copy.
You must not reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt, re-distribute, or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this website for any other purpose, except with the prior written consent of the Ministry of Education and in accordance with any conditions specified by the Ministry.
This site includes registered trademarks which are protected by law. Unless otherwise indicated they are owned by Cognition Education Ltd or the Ministry of Education (New Zealand).
You may not reproduce the trademark except when saving or printing out a copy of the website as permitted by the Copyright Notice.
This site has been compiled in accordance with policies and guidelines established by the Ministry of Education (New Zealand) and is subject to change without notice. Both Cognition Education Ltd and the Ministry of Education have used their best endeavours to ensure that the information is correct and current at the time of publication and take no responsibility for any error, omission, or defect therein.
Notwithstanding any rule of law or equity to the contrary neither Cognition Education Ltd nor the Ministry of Education (New Zealand), and their employees, agents, or consultants shall in any circumstances whatsoever be liable for any loss or damage (including indirect, special, or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on the information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission.
Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on Arts Online, do not necessarily represent the views of the Ministry of Education or Cognition Education Ltd.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Ministry of Education does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website belonging to third parties, nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site. Links to other websites from this one should not be taken as endorsement of those sites or of products offered on those sites.
When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those sites.
Links from Other Sites to this One
You are welcome to create a hyperlink to this site from another website. However, this link must not be presented on your site in any context that implies that this website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or product. The Ministry of Education logo may not be used on your site without the ministry's permission.
The Ministry of Education through its contractor, Cognition Consulting, makes available to you the provision to download particular documents, on the conditions set out below. If you do not agree with these conditions, then you should not download the material.
- The information is provided on the basis that upon downloading you will conduct such virus scanning and other checks as may be necessary to ensure that the downloaded material will not corrupt in any way your data, software or systems or those of any other person.
- You acknowledge and agree that the Ministry will not be under any liability to you for any loss or damage including consequential loss or damage however caused, whether by negligence or otherwise, that arises in any way from the use of the downloaded material.
- Although the downloaded material may be copied for non-profit educational use, any re-publication by any means is prohibited without the written approval of the Ministry of Education.
This website is controlled by the Ministry of Education from its offices at 33 Bowen St, Wellington, New Zealand. By accessing this site, you accept that any disputes about this website or its contents are to be determined by the courts having jurisdiction in New Zealand in accordance with the laws in force in New Zealand.
This website may be accessed throughout New Zealand and overseas. The Ministry of Education makes no representation that the content of this website complies with the laws (including the intellectual property laws) of any country outside New Zealand. If you access this site from outside New Zealand you do so on your own responsibility and are responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws in the place where you are located.
If you voluntarily provide personal information on this website (eg, through email feedback or online forms), we will keep that personal information secure and will not disclose it to any third party. We will only use that information to communicate with you in the way indicated.
If you want to check personal information that we hold, please write to:
The Privacy Officer
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666
For more information on privacy, please visit the website.
How to View Flash (Moving) Elements
You need Flash Player to view moving elements on this site. You can download this from the Adobe website:
Adobe Flash Player Download Center
Internet Explorer (v. 5/6/7):
- Select Tools > Internet Options from the browser menu. (If you're using IE 7, you can access Tools using the icon at the top right of your screen.)
- Select the Security tab, then click the button marked Custom Level.
- Scroll down about three quarters of the way until you find the Scripting heading.
- The first subheading is Active Scripting.
- Ensure that the checkbox marked Enable is checked.
- Click buttons to make and confirm the change.
- Select Tools > Options from the browser menu.
- If you have Firefox v.1, click on Web Features. If you have Firefox v.2 or 3, click on Content.
- Click OK.
Install Adobe Reader
You can use Adobe Reader to read PDF files.
Install a video player
Windows Media Player (PCs only):
iTunes (PCs and Macs):
Real Player (PCs and Macs):
Quicktime (PCs and Macs):
How to view Microsoft Office files
If you don't have Microsoft Office installed, you can use free converters and viewers from the Microsoft Office website to view files created in this suite (eg, Word, PowerPoint and Excel files).