PLAGIARISM means presenting as one's own work the work of another, and includes the copying or paraphrasing of another person's work in an assessment item without acknowledging it as the other person's work through full and accurate referencing; it applies to assessment presented through a written, spoken, electronic, broadcasting, visual, performance or other medium. (Assessment Regulations, University of Waikato Calendar)

Academic integrity requires that all assessment items are your own work or are properly sourced. Therefore the University has strict rules about "plagiarism", the correct acknowledgement and referencing of the sources of the content of assignments (such as books, articles, lectures, readings and the internet), and the use of other students' work.