Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Publisher: Ta’anga Fonua Trust, NZ

Contact: Founder/Editor: Kalino Latu

Reporter / Photographer: Sisi Langakali Latu

Deputy Editor: Malia Lesina Kelela Latu

Editorial Adviser: Dr Philip Cass

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Persons making use of the KANIVA TONGA NEWS (KT) website (“Users” and the “Site”) shall automatically be deemed to accept these Conditions of Use. The term “Use” refers without distinction to any consultation, research or download carried out on the Site.

KT may amend the Conditions of Use at any time without prior notice in order to adapt them to changes in the Site or to changes in current laws and regulations. Consequently, Users are advised to refer to them as regularly as possible.

User’s Obligations

Users undertake to use discretion when consulting the Site or the Contributions of Users, particularly when relying on the appropriateness, utility or completeness of the Content or Contributions. Users are solely responsible for any personal use made of the Content or of the Contributions.

Statements made and data and information provided to KT by Users at the time of registration are communicated at the Users’ sole risk.

Rules of Conduct

Rules of conduct for posting reactions on KT.

We encourage web users to enrich the KT website by sharing their comments on current news, through viewpoints, additional information, suggestions or comments.

By sharing content on the website, you accept the KT community rules. These rules aim to encourage constructive and respectful participation. KT moderators will remove any comment in contradiction to the community rules.

In writing their messages, users agree to:

► No unlawful or objectionable, aggressive or provocative content towards others will be accepted. Users also agree not to formulate personal attacks.

► Not undermine the honour or reputation of a natural person or legal entity

► Abstain from any incitement to discrimination, racial hatred or violence, as well as revisionist, racist and xenophobic comments

► Keep posts relevant to the topic or story you are commenting on

► Respect the legislation concerning intellectual property and person rights

► Respect the privacy of others

► Make sure the text is readable and understandable by all. Do not use too many abbreviations or SMS language

► Do not overuse capital letters. A message or phrase written in capital letters may be perceived as aggressive.

► No spamming, advertising, promoting products, services, or posting of web links will be accepted.

► No flooding will be accepted. Do not send the same comment or very similar comments more than once.

Thank you for your understanding

Warranties and Liabilities

The Content of the Site is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind whether express or implied other than as provided by current law, and in particular without any warranty that the Content meets the needs of the User or that the Content is up to date.

Although KT makes every effort to provide reliable content on its Site, it does not warrant that the Site is free of inaccuracies, typographical errors, omissions and/or viruses. KT reserves the right at any time and without prior notice to make improvements and/or amendments to the Content of the Site.

Intellectual Property Rights

1 – KT content

The content of the Site belongs to KT and is protected by current legislation concerning intellectual property rights and applicable international conventions. The term “content” means all the information present on the Site such as data, text, graphics, images, sounds, videos, logos, symbols and HTML code and which is published by KT.

Subject to any limitations provided by laws and regulations in New Zealand, any reproduction or representation of the Site, whether in whole or in part, shall be subject to the prior authorization of KT. Such authorization shall be granted at KT’s sole discretion and no reasons for its decision need be given.

2 – Contribution(s) of Users 

Any User may upload items or information to the Site in any form by any electronic means of communication, via the discussion forums or the insertion of data or comments (“Contributions”).

KT may withdraw or prohibit access to any Contribution which contravenes or risks contravening current laws and regulations.

By uploading their Contributions on their own initiative, Users are deemed:

  • to confirm that they are authorized to upload such Contributions;
  • to authorize KT  to reproduce and represent such Contributions in whole or in part on electronic communication services published by KT  throughout the world and for the period of the protection afforded by copyright law, such authorization being granted free of charge and on a non-exclusive basis;
  • to confirm that such Contributions comply with all laws and regulations to which the User may be subject (in terms of intellectual property rights, the right to privacy and human dignity, etc);
  • to indemnify KT  in relation to such Contributions against any claims and against all the consequences thereof.

In general, Users undertake to refrain from any malicious Use intended to disrupt or harm the Site and/or KT or its partners, or the programs of KT and its partners.

Hypertext Links to Third Party Sites

KT does not have any control over the content of third party sites. The existence of a hypertext link between the Site and a third party site does not mean that KT gives any warranty or assumes any liability as to the content of the third party site or as to the use that may be made of it.

Personal Data

KT may need to gather personal information. KT uses the term “personal information” to mean any information disclosed by Users – as natural persons – of whatever nature, such as their names, forenames, addresses, e-mail and passwords, and which enables them to be identified directly or otherwise, whether such information is provided voluntarily by Users or collected in the context of browsing the Site.

Personal information gathered about Users is intended for use by KT. Such information may be copied, used and/or stored, and may not be disclosed to third parties save as required by law or by any judicial authority.

All Users may exercise their right to access, rectify and delete data concerning them by emailing KT – kanivatonga93@gmail.com


During any visit to the Site, pages seen by Users and “cookies” are downloaded by their computers.

What is a cookie? When a user enters a site, the site can automatically send a cookie to the user’s computer. These are small files containing text which enable a server to recognize a computer and thus to know whether the computer (and probably the user) has already visited the site. If the computer reconnects to the site, the site will look for and use any cookies that have been left on that computer’s hard disk.

The cookies themselves do not enable a user to be identified, but only the computer used by that user. Cookies merely record the parts of the site that the computer in question has visited, and the amount of time spent there. Users can decline to accept cookies by configuring their browser in the way described below; however, if cookies are refused, it will be impossible for the user to use certain personalized services, and such refusal may slow down or prevent access to certain parts of the Site.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0: 1. Select the “Tools” menu followed by “Internet Options” 2. Click on the “Confidentiality” tab 3. Select the desired level by using the cursor.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5: 1. Select the “Tools” menu followed by “Internet Options”. 2. Click on the “Security” tab 3. Select “Internet” followed by “Custom Level” 4. Locate the item “cookies” and choose the desired option

For Netscape 6.X and 7.X: 1. Select the menu “Publishing”>“Preferences” 2. Confidentiality and Security 3. Cookies

For Netscape Communicator 4.X: 1. Select the menu “Amend”>“Preferences” 2. Click on the “Advanced” option 3. Heading “Cookies”

For Opera 6.0 and later versions: 1. Select the menu “File”>“Preferences” 2. Privacy

Applicable law – Independence of Clauses

These Conditions of Use will be subject to and interpreted in accordance with New Zealand law. Any dispute which cannot be resolved by agreement will be referred to the courts of New Zealand. In the event that any of the provisions of the Conditions of Use is held to be null or void, the remaining provisions will automatically be deemed to apply.

Failure by KT to apply, or to claim the application of, any of the provisions of the Conditions of Use or of any right of any kind shall not in any circumstances be interpreted as a waiver of that provision or that right on the part of KT, unless KT agrees otherwise in writing.