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Copyright and information

The information provided on this website is intended to provide general information to the public.

All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that the information set out in this website is factually accurate, albeit some of the content is intentionally opinionated.

Visitors to this website are advised that:

    • The information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand, Germany or any other country referred to on this website, or any other official guidelines or requirements of any country.

    • The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice. Before relying on any information in this website users should independently verify its relevance for their purposes.

The owner of this website

    • may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice;

    • is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any outgoing links to websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within these websites. Linking is for convenience only and should not be taken as endorsement of any kind, unless stated otherwise;

    • cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over availability of the linked pages;

    • does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation, or people who have placed links to this website.



Text from this website can only be reproduced if this website is clearly quoted as the source.

If any other sources are quoted, please do not mix up my views with those expressed by sources quoted in my texts.


All photos on this website have been taken by me, with the exception of a few pictures my husband John Abel has taken, and very few pictures provided by other people. The pictures taken by other people have been clearly identified on the respective pages. The copyright remains with these people.

No photo from this website must be reproduced without the written permission of the author.

Data Protection

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the internet because it is impossible to completely exclude unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, I shall safeguard your data, subject to this limitation. In particular, personal information will be transmitted via the Internet only if it does not infringe upon third-party rights, unless the respective party has given its prior consent. Accordingly, as the website provider I shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on my part.

I oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the website provider I reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or emailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Google Analytics and Privacy

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.