You are welcome to contribute and participate with the Coast Road Dawn Chorus. Please be aware that we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to all.

Coast Road Dawn Chorus brings together a diverse group of people to discuss and learn about how to protect our native wildlife in an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and encouragement. Remember we are here for the birds. Everyone has the right to feel safe and to be safe.

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Coast Road Dawn Chorus. This includes Facebook, mailing lists, the website, events, and any other forums created which the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.

Be friendly and patient. Be considerate. Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

We expect participants to treat each other respectfully. We will not tolerate any intimidation, harassment, and/or any abusive, discriminatory behaviour by any participants. The use of inappropriate, derogatory, and/or offensive content/behaviour in any of these spaces is strictly prohibited. The CRDC committee has the final decision on what is acceptable behaviour.

If you see or hear something that makes you uncomfortable, we encourage you to please immediately contact one of the organisers of the Coast Road Dawn Chorus, who will provide assistance right away.

If you make a complaint, we undertake to:

Take your complaint seriously, investigate the incident, and take any action we deem necessary.

CRDC may take any or all of the following measures:

  • The offender may be told to stop/modify their behaviour appropriately and a warning will be issued.
  • The offender may be asked to immediately leave the venue/space.
  • The offender may be prohibited from continuing to attend any future CRDC-based events.
  • The incident may be reported to New Zealand Police.

CRDC is aware of the responsibility required to ensure a successful and productive community now and in years to come, and will take appropriate measures after an incident occurs to prevent it from happening again.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and to be safe.

Adapted from the NZPUG's Code of Conduct