1.Terms of Use

Your use of this Website is subject to these terms of use and all applicable laws. By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms of use.


We reserve the right to modify, alter or amend these terms of use from time to time with or without notice to you. All such amendments will be effective immediately upon an update being made. By continuing to use this website following such an update you agree to be bound by such amended terms of use.


2. Exclusions/Limitation of Liability

We make no warranties or guarantees, except for such guarantees and warranties as cannot be excluded as a matter of law, and all warranties, descriptions, representations or conditions whether implied by law, trade, custom or otherwise are hereby excluded and all liability of Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust and its subsidiaries or activities whether in tort including negligence contract or otherwise is expressly excluded to the full extent permitted by law. The guarantees implied by the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) are expressly excluded where the consumer is acquiring goods or the Services for the purpose of business. Where you are buying any products or services from us for other than business purposes then these terms of use shall be interpreted subject to your rights under the Act.


The Liability of Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust arising from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to any damage, loss, cost, claim or expense arising out of or relating directly or indirectly to:

Any purchases made on our website.


Your use of this website interruption, delay or impairment in the functioning, operation or availability of our website, exposure to or transmission of any computer virus, internet access difficulties in connection with our website, or malfunction in equipment or software


Your use of or reliance on information contained or accessed through this website


3. Governing Law

These terms of use and the provision of goods and service by us are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in New Zealand and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms of use or their subject matter you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand over such dispute.


4. Your Use of this Website

You agree to;

  • Ensure that all the information you give us is true, correct and complete.

  • Follow our instructions when you purchase merchandise or tickets including registrations for the Te Houtaewa Challenge races.

  • Not use any information available on this website for any commercial purpose other than the purchase registrations or merchandise.

  • Not to copy, alter or tamper with any material contained in this website.


5. License to use our intellectual property

All agreements, documents, forms or user guides on this site, will remain our exclusive property and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.


All images and material used on this website are for the sole purpose of Te Houtaewa Challenge and its parent company, Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust. You agree not to use such images for your own commercial gain or purpose.


6. Termination of relationship

We reserve the right to terminate or block your use of this website and prevent the further transmission to you, or your use of any material from our site, if you breach these terms and conditions.


7. Purchases and Delivery

By purchasing merchandise, tickets or any other material from this website you specifically acknowledge and agree that – Our website and advertising only constitute an invitation to treat. Purchasing tickets or merchandise constitutes an offer by you to buy in accordance with these terms of use. Our acceptance occurs and the contract is formed when payment is received by you, a ticket (including e-tickets) have been given to you from us, or the successful process of your registration form.


We do not guarantee that this website is free from errors or faults. We will however make our best efforts to ensure that the information available on this website is accurate and timely. We shall be entitled at any time to correct any errors and omissions and make amendments to or add or remove material without notice. You must satisfy yourself that any tickets or merchandise is suitable for the purpose for which you require it and we are under no liability if they are not, unless it fits within our refunds or cancellation policy.


Registrations and tickets purchased will be delivered by e-mail to the email address notified by you.

We accept no responsibility for problems you may have in making payment through a web page of our payment service provider or in receiving your registration tickets.


We shall not be liable to you for any delay in the delivery of tickets or merchandise any cause beyond our control.


8. Linked Websites / Newsletters.

Where links to any third party websites are provided they are provide for convenience only. If you make contact with any sponsor or person featured on our website, this relationship relies between you and that person(s) or company.


Any information contained in any material or publicity through our website is for general information service only, and do not constitute our endorsement. If you distribute or share of the information on our website, you must not remove any reference to the notice of authorship of any material on our website.


If you make contact with a law firm or a lawyer through our website, the lawyer client relationship will be directly between you and the lawyer. You will be responsible for all legal costs incurred in obtaining any legal advice. We accept no responsibility for any legal advice you may receive. 


You may only create links from this website to external websites where you are entitled to do so and where the creation of the link doesn’t otherwise breach these terms. Also, you may only create links to this website from external websites with our prior written permission.


9. Electronic Communications

Whenever you use this website or send emails to us you are communicating with us electronically. This means you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.


10. General

This Website is owned and operated by Te Houteawa Maori Charitable Trust a registered company of New Zealand. This website covers all Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust activities and related activities including Te Houtaewa Challenge races or marathon races.

We may transfer our obligations pursuant to this website and these terms of use to any person including a related company (as defined under the Companies Act 1993) without notice to you. If we do this then we will not be liable for any act or omission by any transferee arising in relation to these terms of use after such transfer.

Each term of these terms of use is separately binding. If for any reason any term cannot be relied on all other terms remain binding.


You acknowledge that you are not relying on any statement or representation in any form made buy us or on our behalf in relation to the suitability of any purchases or activities on this website and you expressly agree not to commence any proceeding or action arising from any statement or representation not set out in these terms of use.