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  • the Department of Internal Affairs (on behalf of the Crown) licenses you to copy, distribute and adapt that content in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 3.0 New Zealand Licence.

You should understand the terms of the licence, which requires that you attribute the content to the Crown and the website.

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