Comments on GAA’s website become public and they are governed by the laws relating to libel – and not just those in force in New Zealand.

The basic rules for comments here are simple: be legal, be decent and be honest. Be polite. Do not be offensive or malicious, do not break the law and do not try to post advertising messages.

We will not censor messages because of the opinions expressed, but the moderator will check contributions and may reject, remove or modify comments without explanation. Some comments have a short shelf-life and posts can rapidly become out of date. The moderator will probably delete any content that becomes irrelevant or outdated. No correspondence will be entered into in this respect.

♦ Do not post outrageous or pointless messages merely intended to provoke a response from others. Repeat offenders will be banned.

♦ To maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults are permitted. While discussions may become heated, this is no excuse to resort to abuse, whether directed at a person or an organisation. Any abuse in any form will probably result in immediate and permanent suspension.

♦ Any posts found to contain advertising in any form will be erased.

♦ If you SPAM members in any manner, your subscription will be disabled. You are not allowed to solicit business through this site.

♦ Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author and not GAA. Readers rely on such information at their own risk. Participants are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions published on the website.

♦ Any posts that encourage illegal conduct will be removed and the account disabled. Participants may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit images, any reference to gross violence, or any material which is judged by moderators to be socially undesirable.

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To protect your privacy, we will not release any subscriber’s information unless under a court order to do so.