Have your say Taranaki is moderated by us, Taranaki Regional Council, Social Pinpoint and our agents . We moderate the site in order to create a productive and safe environment where people can engage with the project or each other without feeling intimidated.

We encourage you to participate so you can have your say about Taranaki. Think positively about your participation. This is an opportunity for you to input your ideas and contribute to the project. Please keep your comments and submissions relevant to the particular project so that we are able to consider your input. We require users of this website to be respectful to other users, as well as of Taranaki Regional Council staff – see our rules and guidelines below.

The site uses either a (a) post-moderation tool where all content submitted by users on our site is immediately published and then reviewed by our moderators to ensure it complies with this Moderation Policy or (b) pre-moderation tool where all content must be approved by our moderators before appearing on the site.

In the first case, the user’s content is immediately posted on the site and then reviewed by the moderators. If Taranaki Regional Council or Social Pinpoint finds that the content violates the Moderation Policies, the user’s content will be rejected and the user may be notified via email. We reserve the right to edit or remove any content in our sole discretion that has been posted on our site.

In some cases, you may notice that your submitted content that was once posted no longer appears on the site. The content is only temporarily removed until the client or SPP has reviewed it to ensure it complies with the Moderation Policy. If your content has been rejected, you may be notified via email from Taranaki Regional Council or Social Pinpoint.

With the pre-moderation tool, moderators must review and approve the user’s content before it is posted onto the site. This may mean the user’s content does not immediately appear on the site.

You must also agree to the Terms of Use and to our Privacy Policy before using our site.

Participation Rules

We have the right to edit or remove any content submitted by a user. This can include, but not be limited to:

  • Personal attacks on other participants or staff
  • Personal information about any of the participants or staff
  • Offensive language including profanity
  • Comments that are discriminatory of people’s gender, race, religion, culture, sexual preference, appearance or background
  • Links to any advertising or illegal material
  • Spamming of comments

Participation Guidelines

  • Contribute constructive discussions and comments while respecting the views of other people
  • Do not make comments that are discriminatory of people’s gender, race, religion, culture, sexual preference, appearance or background
  • Only post content that suitable for anyone (including young children) to view
  • Ensure you have received permission to post any images or intellectual property of third parties
  • Do not spam either by posting irrelevant websites or by re-posting your comment
  • Avoid rude and dismissive comments