Social Media Requirements

Candidate Social Media Requirements

Candidates standing for Council must understand and be aware of the status of their social media presence for campaigning purposes at all times. The following requirements apply:

  • The Council's social media channels are not to be used by anyone (candidate or member of the public) for any campaigning purposes or electioneering. This applies to any channel owned by, or affiliated to, the Council (including facilities, partner projects etc.).
  • The Council's social media channels are apolitical during the pre-election period, i.e until election day and they will be closely scrutinised to ensure this is the case.
  • The Council will continue to promote general election material including enrolment, dates, times and voting reminders.
  • Candidate social media profiles identifying the candidate as a person seeking election cannot post to any Council social media channel (for example 'John Doe – Candidate for Matamata). Posts by candidates in a private capacity (for example 'John Doe') cannot post to Council social media channels for the purposes of campaigning or electioneering on their own or any other person's behalf.
  • Any post, made by an individual relating to their own or someone else's nomination or intention to run for Council or election campaign will be removed immediately. Including posts and comments encouraging people to like or follow their social media channels.
  • Candidates must not link their own web and social media pages and social media channels (if they are used for campaigning purposes) to MPDC’s web and social media channels.
  • MPDC’s web and social media pages will unlike all candidate pages. Candidates cannot rate, review, share, check in or tag MPDC’s web and social media channels. Any occurrence of this will be reported to the page owner e.g. Facebook immediately.
  • The Council's social media channels are actively monitored and content that breaches the requirements will be removed at the discretion of the Chief Executive, Governance Manager or the Communication Unit. No correspondence will be entered into regarding posts that are removed.

The Council's websites and social media channels as at February 2019 are:

Please note we update this list, as needed, to include new pages and channels.

Page name

Web Address

Matamata-Piako District Council   

www.mpdc.govt.nz

Matamata-Piako Libraries

www.matamatapiakolibraries.co.nz

Swimzone

www.swimzonepools.co.nz

Firth Tower

www.firthtower.co.nz

Te Aroha Mineral Spas

www.tearohamineralspas.co.nz

Te Aroha i-Site

www.tearohanz.co.nz

 

Facebook

 

Matamata-Piako District Council   

www.facebook.com/MatamataPiakoDistrictCouncil

Te Aroha Mineral Spas

www.facebook.com/tearohamineralspas  

Matamata-Piako Libraries

www.facebook.com/matamatapiakolibraries 

Te Aroha i-Site

www.facebook.com/tearohaisite 

 

Youtube

 

Matamata-Piako DC   

www.youtube.com/user/MatamataPiakoDC

If you have any questions regarding your social media presence as a candidate, please contact our Communications Manager, Rebekah Duffin on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 027 447 3345