Read the terms and conditions for the Genesis Facebook Whio Competition March 2021.


These terms and conditions apply to the Genesis Facebook Whio Competition.

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  1. The promoter of Genesis Facebook Whio Competition (“Promotion”) is Genesis Energy Limited (“Genesis”).
  2. The Promotion is open from Monday 1 March 2021 until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 and late entries will not be accepted.  
  3. The Promotion is open to any New Zealand resident over 18 years of age ("Participant").
  4. Each Participant can only enter the Promotion once. 
  5. The Participant is deemed to be the owner of the email or the Facebook account through which the entry was made. 
  6. Genesis reserves the right to request proof of a Winner's eligibility in the event there is doubt over their eligibility for the entry into the Promotion, and to disqualify any Participant who tampers with, or otherwise benefits from, the tampering of the entry process or the operation of the Promotion.
  7. Genesis employees, contractors, agents and their immediate families are not eligible for entry into the Promotion.
  8. The Promotion prize (“Prize”) is as follows:
    1. Return flights to a whio habitat in either the North or South Islands for four people from the closest (NZ) national airport to the Winner. Flights must be taken within the prize redemption period which is from 1 May 2021 to 28 February 2022 (both dates inclusive) (“Prize Redemption Period”). The Winner (and his/her accompanying travellers) is responsible for his or her own transport from their residence to and from the nearest domestic New Zealand airport for the flights;
    2. Five-day car hire with Hertz Car rental (Standard Hertz terms and conditions apply);
    3. Four nights’ accommodation, arranged by Genesis, for four people, twin share; 
    4. One day out with the Department of Conservation as a ‘Whio Ranger Experience’.
  9. The Prize will be awarded on Friday 9 April 2021. Genesis will make all reasonable attempts to contact the winner of the Prize (“Winner”), by email or by private message on the Winner’s Facebook account.  If a Winner is unable to be contacted by Friday 16 April 2021, that Participant will be deemed to have forfeited the Prize and Genesis will draw another winner for the Prize. Only one Prize will be awarded.
  10. The whio habitat location and timing of the trip will be at the discretion of the Department of Conservation and will be based on availability of whio rangers, whio activity and conditions within the area, and the physical capacity of the Winner and their party to manage aspects of the whio habitat (streams and river crossings / dense bush / walking distances).
  11. The Prize must be used within the Prize Redemption Period.
  12. If the Winner is unable to travel during the Prize Redemption Period, the Winner will need to contact Genesis and, subject to availability, Genesis may be able to arrange for the Prize to be used at an alternative time. If Genesis and the Winner cannot come to a mutually agreeable date for the Prize to be taken, the Winner may be required to forfeit the Prize at Genesis’ discretion, in which case Genesis will choose another Winner.
  13. The Winner will be responsible for expenses including, but not limited to, spending money, meals, drinks, activities, travel insurance, incidentals and all other ancillary costs associated with redeeming the Prize. The Winner must obtain travel insurance to protect themselves against additional costs incurred in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  14. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Genesis, its employees and agents are not responsible for, and exclude all liability for any loss, damage or injury suffered or sustained arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with, the Promotion or any part of the Prize.
  15. The Prize must be taken as offered and cannot be redeemed for cash or exchanged for alternative prizes.
  16. Genesis’ determination of the Winner is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. By entering the Promotion each entrant grants to Genesis exclusive permission to use their names, photographs, and details in connection with the Promotion and for future promotion (including on social media and the Whio Forever website) and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.
  18. The Winner agrees to participate in any publicity arrangements that Genesis may reasonably require.
  19. Genesis will, in accordance with its Privacy Policy, collect information from each Participant to administer the Promotion.
  20. Entry into this Promotion is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions of the Promotion.
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