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They apply to GGW data downloaded or accessed from this database.
The GGW database is operated and maintained by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science). It contains geochemical (chemistry and sampling), hydrological, geological and/or geophysical information for Sites (Features) in New Zealand. Included in the database are the datasets for the National Groundwater Monitoring Programme (NGMP) and Wairaikei Analytical, Recording, Thermo Dynamic System (WARTS) projects maintained and operated by GNS Science.
Data have been sourced from current and historic GNS Science groundwater and geothermal research and commercial programmes and from a variety of other sources including data supplied to GNS Science under license by Regional Authorities and other organisations. While every effort has been made to ensure the data are accurate neither GNS Science nor the licensors provide any guarantee that better or more accurate data are not available elsewhere.
The data may not be a suitable substitute for current and specific site analysis.
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