Chinwag – the art of conversation
An audit of Gore District’s communication services was one of the catalysts that launched the Council into the world of online communication and community engagement. Chinwag was launched in 2014 after a promotional campaign that included post cards, posters and web. The title came as a result of a throwaway line from the Mayor and reflects the individual character of the District and promotes the idea of engagement.
Talking Tararua – more than just words
Tararua District Council were looking for a cost effective digital complement to their newsletter published monthly in the local newsper. Buzzit3.0 fitted the bill and Talking Tararua was born in 2016 utilising a number of the interactive features available on the Buzzit platform, including the ‘make a comment/ask a question’ facility and photo albums.
Westland Matters – news from the last best place
With a very long district to engage with, Westland District Council was looking for a vehicle that could cover the distance faster than the speed of light! That’s when Buzzit drove up and offered them a life. Westland Matters makes excellent use of the notification facility Buzzit has available sending out on average two public notices per week.
Rangitikei Line – our story, our place
Buzzit was used initially as a digital project newsletter addressing selected district-wide issues on a quarterly basis. It later became a monthly general newsletter with a newspaper complement and work is progressing on growing the initially small subscriber base.
Your community CHB Banter
With a digital edition on the Buzzit platform, as well as a hard copy and a newspaper edition, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council didn’t want to leave anyone out in the cold as they moved into the world of digital communication and engagement. A personal email invitation to subscribe to CHB Banter meet with an enthusiastic response which gave the newsletter a very significant readership among the District’s population.
Waitomo Way – creating a better future with vibrant communities and thriving business
Waitomo District Council’s print newsletter Waitomo Way was already in existence. The Council wanted to expanded its reach and be able to see exactly who was reading the newsletter so launched a digital edition on Buzzit. It was a low-key introduction with the aim of growing the subscriber list step at a time.