Using NIWA and NIWAWeather social media accounts - house rules

House rules for NIWA and NIWAWeather social media accounts

NIWA and NIWAWeather social media accounts are places for people interested in climate, weather, freshwater and marine science. We welcome comments and look forward to joining the conversation. To ensure the quality of discussion, please don't:  

  • harass, insult or be abusive toward others
  • make defamatory, libellous, false or misleading comments
  • use obscene, insulting, racist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory or offensive language
  • promote unsubstantiated, non-scientific theories
  • post personal information about yourself or others such as private addresses or phone numbers
  • promote commercial interests
  • violate the intellectual property rights of others
  • violate any laws or regulations
  • post multiple versions of the same view to the wall or make excessive postings on a particular issue. 

NIWA will remove any comments or posts that it feels breach these terms of use. Offenders may be blocked from contributing to our pages. Please also refer to and comply with Facebook's Rights and Responsibilities statement, as well as NIWA’s Privacy Policy.