Join our Facebook Family: 7000 Strong and Counting!

Congratulations to Angie Thompson of Rangiora who on Thursday night became the 7000th person to register her ‘like’ of the Council Facebook page.

7000Likes_560wAs part of this week’s promotion celebrating our likes ticking over the 7000 mark, Angie has won the prize of a family pass to our Aquatics facilities.

She joins five other daily winners who have this week picked up three month memberships from the Waimakariri Aquatic facilities (worth $135) in order to help mark the latest milestone on our social media journey.

Thanks Angie for joining our Facebook family.

We will be in touch with details as to how you can claim your prize.

The 7000 promotion is our way of thanking you, our community, for your support, and your commitment to engaging with council directly through social media.

We do appreciate that there are other community engagement tools available online, but believe it is always prudent to access information directly from the source where possible.

Tell us what you think, good or bad.

We can’t know if you don’t tell us, and your feedback is invaluable to ensure that we live our values by doing better every day in your service.

In order to help achieve that, we have endeavoured over the last 18 months to improve the volume of material on our social media site, in order to make Facebook as useful as is possible to the community on a daily basis.

‘Real time’ information such as current roading issues, infrastructure updates and service assistance have been a priority, as have regular council and community news updates, ‘how to material’ and, of course, our stunningly popular videos.

Last night’s achievement in surpassing 7000 likes tells us that you are gaining value from what you see: the numbers have lifted by 1000 in just four months, and continue to grow rapidly.

The introduction of news and educational videos has played a big part in taking us to the next level.

Your response to these has been amazing.

Videos have been watched through our Facebook site in excess of 260,000 times since they were introduced at the end of last year.

Their addition has contributed to our posts being viewed on an astounding 2,838,093 occasions this year alone!

We look forward to continuing to grow our digital family.

If your friends and family haven’t joined up yet, point them in the direction of that ‘like’ icon.

Keep an eye out for further innovations in our communications because we are just getting started.

And most importantly, keep engaging with us.

Contact: Matt McIlraith

Phone: 0800 965 468