Wellington City Council is using the following online communities to communicate with the public and to hear public opinion.
Twitter is a free instant messaging, social networking, micro-blogging service that allows users to send and receive messages limited to 140 characters.
Twitter messages can be sent and received on both PCs and cell phones. It is easy to sign up for and use.
Wellington City Council's Twitter followers can expect to receive up to eight messages per day Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) covering subjects that include:
- news releases
- job vacancies at Wellington City Council
- grants updates
- elections information
- meeting details
We welcome feedback and ideas from followers, and will join conversations when appropriate. Note that Twitter is public space on the internet and all correspondence is viewable and searchable.
We read all @replies and direct messages to make sure that any emerging themes, issues or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant groups within Wellington City Council.
We do not engage on issues of party politics.
The traditional methods of contacting Wellington City Council for information and official correspondence can be found in the 'Contact Us' section of the website.
The Council has a number of Facebook accounts:
All Facebook links open in a new window.
Facebook is a free social networking website that allows users to join networks to connect and interact with other people. Wellington City Council uses Facebook to raise awareness of Council-related information and some consultations.
YouTube is a free video-sharing website that allows users to upload, share, and view videos. Wellington City Council uploads videos onto YouTube to promote Council information and services.
Flickr is a free image-hosting website that allows users to share photographs. Wellington City Council uses Flickr to display photographs of Wellington, which you can use for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute them to Wellington City Council.
Wellington City Council reserves the right to remove contributions and followers on its social media pages that break the rules or guidelines of the relevant communities and our rules stated below.
Messages and images on the Council's social media pages must always be polite, appropriate and relevant.
Users of Wellington City Council social media pages must never:
- post messages or images that are unlawful, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive
- post photos or videos of people without their prior consent
- post protected content copied from elsewhere
- post the same message, or very similar messages, more than once ('spamming')
- publicise personal information or contact details
- advertise products or services
- impersonate someone else.