General disclaimer of liability for content on our website

1.0 PACIFIC HEALTH HUB (“PHH”) is providing this site on an ‘as is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties except where such warranties are deemed to apply by law. In addition, PHH makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on this site. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of PHH howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

2.0 Neither PHH nor any of its members, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither by PHH nor any of its members, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

3.0 Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in the clauses are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other statutory rights which may not be excluded.

4.0 Copyright

4.1 News, articles, contributions, photographs, drawings and information (“the material”) on and all other websites and/or domains published by PHH is provided free of charge on the basis that PHH expressly disclaims any warranty in the material published. While taking all reasonable care to ensure that the material is accurate, PHH accepts no liability for any error or omission and further, accepts no direct, incidental or consequential loss or damages arising from its publication.

4.2 PHH is the proprietor of all of the intellectual property and get-up on and any other domains pointing to at any time.

4.3 All material published is copyright of PHH or the original authors, photographers or contributors and not in relation to any business or commercial activity. The material is provided for the use of individual readers only and may be accessed (and printed) for your personal use only. All other trademarks, brand names, product names and titles and copyrights used in this site are trademarks, brand names, product names or copyrights of their respective holders. No permission is given by PHH in respect of the use of any of them and such use may constitute an infringement of the holders rights. While we welcome all normal links to our sites we regard "deep linking" an infringement of our copyright.

4.4 All images and video on the website are copyright protected. The purchase of an image or video does not carry with it the right to make a reproduction of it in any form without the prior written consent of the photographer. A prior payment of a reproduction fee may be required.

4.5 Links

4.5.1 Links to external sites. PHH websites contain numerous links to assist you to access further material and to companies and organisations’ which advertise with us. These links attempt to take you to sites over which we have absolutely no control. We deem that these links are in a form that clearly identifies your accessing of a third party website. The company offers no warranty whatsoever as to the veracity of any information published on external websites and readers must satisfy themselves as to the validity of information (including copyright and trademark information) obtained from them or how they may use personal information gathered from readers.

4.5.2 Links to our websites. You are welcome to link to PHH provided however, the form of the link shall clarify that the link is to an external site. We would prefer links to go to the PHH home page or the first page of any of the main sections of the site. Linking to other sections or pages runs the risk of your site containing broken links as we do not offer any warranty regarding location addresses which may be changed at any time without prior notice. Any specific requests in respect of linking may be directed to email address here.  We regard "deep linking" as an infringement of our copyright.

4.5.3 PHH may provide links to many other sites. If you would like us to consider putting a link to your site, email details email address here with a brief description of your site. We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue any unpaid link at any time without notice or giving reason.

5.0 Data Protection Privacy Policy

5.1 Privacy policy

5.1.1 PHH is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

5.1.2 By using this site, you hereby agree to the policy of PHH. If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use this site. PHH reserves at its sole discretion, the right to modify this policy at any time whatsoever.

5.2 The information we collect and how we use it

5.2.1 When you register for our service we need to know certain information which may include the following, but may not be limited to:  full and correct legal name, date of birth, ethnicity, residential address, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number and expiry date, if applicable.

5.2.2   We gather this information to allow us to process your request. The relevant information is then used by us, our agents and sub-contractors to provide you with the appropriate service and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the conduct and the provision of the service in general.

5.2.3   We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

5.2.4   We and any related companies may also wish to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other service or products we think may be of interest to you. You have the right at any stage to choose not to receive such information. If you would rather not receive this information, please send a request by email to email address here

5.2.5   We may also want to provide you with related information from third parties we think may be of interest to you. You have the right at any stage to choose not to receive such information. If you would rather not receive this information, please send a request by email to email address here

6.0   Our use of cookies and other information gathering technologies

6.1 A cookie is a small data file that a website transfers to online users' hard drives to remember service settings. Cookies do not personally identify you when you use PHH website. Cookies allow us to gather the following information: the date and time of your visit, the duration of your visit, the pages you visit, the domain name from which you access the internet and the referring address you linked from. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different pages of our site and to help us make our site more useful to you.

6.2 Can I get rid of cookies? Yes. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, and to decline or accept it. However, cookies do help to keep websites working more efficiently.

7.0 How we protect your information

7.1 The internet is not a secure medium. However we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy.

7.2 PHH does not collect any personally identifiable information unless you provide it to us. When you’re visiting our website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, collected without you actively giving us the information) using various technologies, such as cookies.

7.3 If you sign up to our website and submit personally identifiable information to us, we make our best efforts to keep this information protected. Unfortunately, no transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you send to us. However, once we receive your transmission, we do everything in our power to ensure its security on our systems. Please remember that whenever you voluntarily give out personal information online, for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas, that you are giving strangers access to your details which can be misused. PHH strongly recommends that you never post personal information in any public area of the Internet. If you are under 13 years old and you decide to post or send personal information to us or to other areas on the Internet, we suggest that first you check with your parents that it's okay.

7.4 We also keep your information confidential. The internal procedures of PHH cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.

8.0 Updating your details. If any of the information that you have provided to PHH changes, for example if you change your e-mail address, name or details or if you wish to cancel a newsletter or e-newsletter subscription, please let us know the correct details by sending an e-mail to email address here  or by sending a letter to POSTAL OR PHYSICAL ADDRESS HERE.

9.0 By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. We will also e-mail you should we make any changes so that you may consent to our use of your information in that way. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

10.0 Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside New Zealand that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.

11.0 How to contact PHH: We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to EMAIL ADDRESS HERE

Definition of Pacific descent for Pacific Health Hub Programmes

Pacific Person is defined as having at least 12.5% full Pacific ethnicity (1/8th). Therefore, those with at least 1/8th, a quarter or half Pacific ethnicity obviously qualify. Therefore, as a minimum requirement, those who also qualify include:

  • a nominee’s great grandparent who is a Pacific person of full ethnicity
  • a nominee with two grandparents who are each of at least half Pacific ethnicity
  • a nominee with two parents who both have at least 1/16th ethnicity

Definition of a registered Programme W&AT! student

A registered student of Programme W&AT! is defined as a student that has completed a student registration form on this website or in hard copy available thorugh the Pacific Unit at participating universities.

Registering as a student on Pacific Health Hub


By completing an online registration form on the Pacific Health Hub website you grant Pacific Health Hub full permission to license and/or use your quotes, photographs, film or recording (“works”) taken of you (including your appearance, likeness and form), for any purpose whatsoever (including, but not limited to, editorial, advertising, packaging, marketing and promotion, for any product or service). The works may be cropped, altered, transformed or reproduced in any way, in any current or future media (including, but not limited to, print, TV, film, digital and the internet), and may also be combined with any other works or text.

You agree that you have no rights or copyright to the works (and any derivative works). You hereby release Pacific Health Hub from any and all claims and demands in connection with the works or their future use. You understand that where readily retrievable, you may access any personal information of your and may correct any personal details provided by you. You are over 18 years of age and legally entitled to grant this consent.

Contact Information and Correspondence

By registering as a Programme W&AT! student you agree to provide your email address and phone number. You also agree to be contacted via Pacific Health Hub on Facebook and E-newsletter marketing. You agree to have your email address passed on to third parties by the Pacific Health Hub.


Privacy Disclaimer for Mentoring Registration

We collect this information in order to identify, track and monitor student/mentor in our Programme W&AT! Pipeline. We collect information such as personal contact details and student/mentor information. We keep your information safe by storing it in encrypted files with only certain regional staff members’ granted access. We keep your information for seven years at which point we securely destroy both online and offline data. You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact Programme Manager of Programme W&AT!

By registering as a mentor you confirm that you have been in full-time employment for at least 5 years, are able to make the time commitment required for this programme and can attend the workshops as detailed in the Mentors Information Pack. You have completed and attached the Police check form with your application.

Physical Address

Room 24, Poutasi Link, Middlemore Hospital
100 Hospital Road
Otahuhu Auckland

Postal Address

Private Bag 93311
Auckland 1640


Our Strategy and Values

Counties Manukau Health's shared vision is to work in partnership with its communities to improve the health status of all, with particular emphasis on Maori and Pacific peoples and other communities with health disparities.

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