Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Use of Information

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) will collect and maintain in our database certain personally identifiable information from you only when you provide it to us on a voluntary basis, for example, when you make an inquiry, comment on our social media properties, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter or forums, or establish an email account.

Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, and it will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.

We will not share any information about you with third parties, except as provided by civil privacy legislation.

Please be aware that this site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet.

Information Collected

When you look at our website please be aware that our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs information about it. This is the usual practice for an Internet Service Provider. This information may include but is not limited to:

  • Your server address
  • Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • The previous site you have visited
  • The type of browser you are using

Your Consent

By using our site, you are consenting to our terms and conditions. We will review this Policy periodically, and if we ever change our policy, we shall post any changes on this page so that you are always kept informed of the information we collect, how we use it and the circumstances under which we disclose it, if at all.

If you have any questions or comments about our policy, please contact us.


Unless otherwise indicated in the relevant content, and on the condition that you comply with all of your obligations under these Terms of Use, you are authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute (but not modify) the content on this Website; provided that (i) such use is for informational, non-commercial purposes only, and (ii) any copy of the content that you make must include the copyright notice or other attribution associated with the content.

Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and/or its licensors.

Copyright license

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable licence to:

  • view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
  • copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
  • print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website.   In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference’s prior written permission.   

Images on the home page are credited as follows:

  • Home page Banner image: Youth on Bleachers : Chad Fernando (was taken at SetFree) 
  • Home page Banner image: Statue of Mary: Source - Caritas
  • Home page Banner image: Bishop Patrick Dunn and two transitional Deacons, Anthony Trenwith and Tony King-Archer - NZ Catholic
  • Homepage/About Us/New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference– sourced from the Palmerston North Diocese
  • About us /NZCBC / Catholic Maori image – sourced from the Palmerston North Diocese
  • About us /NZCBC /Ecumenical – sourced from the Palmerston North Diocese
  • About us/NZCBC/Interfaith - ©Cardinal John Dew
  • About us/NZCBC/Liturgy – ©Cardinal John Dew
  • About us/NZCBC/education -   Image of pupils of St Pius, Glenn Innes
  • About us/NZCBC/history/today - The Lui and Fai families with the Fresh flower leis for the offertory -  Malia Lui
  • About us /NZBC /History > Pre-1840 – sourced from the Palmerston North Diocese
  • About us /NZBC /History > Te Tiriti – sourced from the Palmerston North Diocese
  • Spirituality/Exploring Faith/Parishes - ©Cardinal John Dew


‘Pompallier’s People’ is an online community which enables New Zealand Catholics to connect with each other and those interested in the Catholic faith. It can be explored on facebook, Twitter and the Blog on the website of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In order to achieve a sense of community, all participants in ‘Pompallier’s People’ are required to comply with the following:

  • Do not post any defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, abusive, profane, threatening, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive or illegal information or material, and do not utilise the blog in any illegal manner.
  • Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.
  • Do not use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, certification mark, or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners.
  • Do not post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others.
  • Do not post, upload, email or otherwise transmit any material containing software viruses or other computer code or files designed to interrupt, harm, delete, or otherwise interfere with or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Do not attempt to disguise, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any other person or entity.

In addition, the posting party grants NZCBC and other users of this blog a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit and print such information or material without payment to the posting party.

This blog shall not be utilised in any manner that violates New Zealand law or other laws.

All postings shall be of an informational nature and for informational purposes only. Commercial use or any other unauthorised use of this blog is prohibited. Do not use this blog to solicit or conduct business, including the direct or indirect marketing of users' products or services, in any manner. This blog may not be used to provide information, materials, products, or services in exchange for compensation of any kind.

NZCBC accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this blog by others.

NZCBC reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor this blog for inappropriate postings and will undertake editorial control of postings or comments. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting or unauthorised use of this blog is brought to NZCBCs attention, including but not limited to prohibited posting and usage as outlined herein, NZCBC reserves the right to terminate, without prior notice, blog access of any user who does not abide by these guidelines. During monitoring, postings may be examined, recorded, copied, censored, deleted, or used for authorised purposes. Use of the blog, authorised or unauthorised, constitutes consent to such monitoring. NZCBC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue this blog with or without notice, and shall not be liable to any party for such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.


The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference accepts no responsibility for the content on external sites. External links are presented without warranty, express or implied. The descriptions of sites in these pages have been taken from the pages themselves and are not meant to express the opinions of The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference