Matamata-Piako District Council launches Antenno
Our Council has launched the Antenno mobile phone app as a new, easy-to-use platform to connect you with us.
The free app allows residents to report problems and feedback straight to the council, and allows the council to send alerts to residents about places that are important to them. Users can save as many ‘places’ as they like, and can opt out of receiving notifications.
“The app allows us to send notifications about specific streets, towns or the whole of the district on topics such as road closures, rates reminders, and changes to kerbside collections,” says Communications Manager, Rebekah Duffin.
“The app is a great way for the council to make itself available to the public, we want to make it as easy as possible for our community to give us information.”
“This app doesn’t replace our other communication tools, but does have the added benefit of not having to scroll through newsfeeds and old information to find what you need. Residents have the option to unsubscribe from alerts, so for example, you don't have a dog; you don't have to receive alerts about dog registration being due."
Antenno is geographically centred, to receive notifications enter an address that is relevant i.e. home address, children’s school, work or an elderly parents address.
The app works like any other smart device app, using ‘push’ notifications straight to your phone or tablet, and is available from the Google Play or the App Store. Click on the link to find out more about the Antenno App.
To help get the ‘not so tech savvy’ members of our community engaging with Antenno, we have organised two training sessions in each of our towns on how to install and use Antenno. The sessions will take between 30 and 45 minutes and all that is required is you bring along your smart phone or tablet to one of our libraries at the dates and times listed below.
If you don’t have a smart phone or tablet and would like to learn how to use Antenno for information and reporting, our library staff have tablets available for this purpose.
Thursday 25th July – all 3 libraries between 10am and midday
Saturday 27th July – all 3 libraries between 10.30am to midday
11 Tainui St, Matamata (inside the new Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre)
Phone: 027 558 3133
Canada St, Morrinsville (on the corner of Canada & Thames Streets)
Phone: 07 889 8388 or 027 641 9102
Te Aroha Library
Rewi St, Te Aroha (between the Police station and Herries Park)
Phone: 07 884 7047 or 027 614 8707
Antenno has been adopted by other councils around the country, including Taupo, South Waikato, Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.