#MyLocalSecret Social Media Competition - Terms & Conditions


TAKE A PHOTO that depicts your #MyLocalSecret in the region. Upload your photo to your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account – or directly to the Taranaki regional Facebook page www.facebook.com/TaranakiNZ. Make sure you include the hashtag #MyLocalSecret and tag our official Taranaki account to be included in the prize draw. It can be a picture of any place that you feel is special and different in Taranaki – somewhere you feel is your hidden gem. You are only limited by your imagination… but do keep it clean please; this is a family focused campaign!


Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish via the various platforms available.

All entrants must have the rights to submit an entry of photo/image as the owner or have permission from the owner. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any photos/images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject/owner and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

By submitting your photo/image into this promotion, you certify that you own the copyright to the picture and or email and that you agree to grant Venture Taranaki nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable right and license to copy, reproduce, publish in any media, distribute and display all submitted photos, images and text. Venture Taranaki reserves the right to alter pictures and edit text and to remove any submissions at any time. We reserve the right to take down any photo that we deem inappropriate.


The competition will run from 18th December 2017 through to 1st February 2018 and there will be a total of 4 prizes to be given away – one announced every week in January.

The spot prize winners will be chosen by Venture Taranaki by random draw. The winners will be contacted via their social media profile. The winner must reply via email or phone within 48 hours of the initial contact from Venture Taranaki. Where attempts to contact the winner fail, another winner will be chosen.


The prizes will be restaurant vouchers. All prizes are drawn at random.


By entering the Competition, you consent to Venture Taranaki and their designers’ use of your name and city of residence, photograph, voice, statement and image for any publicity and advertising purposes, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law.


Employees, officers and trustees of Venture Taranaki Trust, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfilment and marketing agencies, their immediate families (and those living in their same households) are not eligible to participate in the competition. By entering the competition you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. You must provide all details required in the competition form to be eligible. Venture Taranaki Trust reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.


Venture Taranaki is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer, telephone transmissions, technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this competition, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified.


Venture Taranaki Trust respects privacy rights under the Privacy Act 1993 and is required to comply with the privacy principles in respect of the collection of personal information from individuals.

To the full extent permitted by law, Venture Taranaki Trust will not be liable for any claim for any loss or injury whatsoever (including without limitation any consequential, indirect, special, punitive or incidental damages) or for any physical or mental injury suffered in connection with the prize draw or by reason of the utilisation of the prize won in the competition.

The prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Venture Taranaki does not assume any responsibility for winner’s failure to adhere to all terms and conditions and expiry dates pertaining to any vouchers/activities that may be awarded as prizes.

The prize winner is responsible for any additional costs associated with redeeming a prize.

Venture Taranaki’s decisions are final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into about those decisions.