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Meta announces successful publishers in News Audience Development Accelerator 

February 2, 2022

Thirteen New Zealand news publishers will join Meta’s Audience Development Accelerator, investing in public-interest journalism, and supporting Māori, regional, digital and diverse media newsrooms.

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Meta and NZ Blood Service team up to boost blood donations

December 8, 2021

Meta is excited to partner with the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) to launch the Blood Donations feature so that Facebook users can sign up to be notified of nearby opportunities to give blood and plasma.   Our support comes as NZBS is appealing to Kiwis to save a life this summer and not wait to […]

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‘Don’t Be a Mis-influencer’ toolkit launches for New Zealand creators

November 24, 2021

With Kiwis spending more time using social media over lockdown to connect with friends and whānau, play games, work,  study and to follow their favourite creators and groups, we know that people are also accessing a range of information sources whilst online. We are always working to ensure that credible information is promoted and creators […]

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The Story of Creation: The Ngā Atua Māori Project

November 11, 2021

Kia ora! Ko Lee Timutimu tōku ingoa. My name is Lee Timutimu, and I’m a digital native from Aotearoa New Zealand. I affiliate with the Māori tribes of Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Tūhoe and Ngāti Porou. In our culture, knowledge, and information is passed down from generation to generation through stories. Ours is an […]

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Meta partners with Māori digital creators to Launch New AR Experience for APEC 2021

November 10, 2021

Like many global events over the past 18 months, governments, companies and  attendees have had to adapt to attending events virtually. APEC 2021 is no different.  With delegates and participating nations unable to experience Aotearoa New Zealand in-person this year,  we wanted to create an experience to allow delateges to learn more about  te ao […]

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A commitment to support the sustainability of New Zealand newsrooms

November 3, 2021

Meta is committed to supporting quality journalism. While news is a small part of the experience of most Kiwis on our platforms, including Facebook, we recognise that we can play a role in helping New Zealand’s news industry thrive in a changing digital world.  The New Zealand Government’s Public Interest Journalism Fund aims to preserve […]

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Climate Science Information Centre Expands to New Zealand and Pacific Islands

November 2, 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand and many Pacific Island nations have shown global leadership to introduce measures to help tackle Climate change. In the Pacific, we know that many nations are heavily impacted by the effects of a changing climate. Like many Governments, organisations and citizens in our region, we’re committed to helping tackle this challenge. Today, […]

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Educating Kiwis about common online scams

October 13, 2021

As part of our ongoing work to protect Kiwis and educate them about common online scams, today we’ve partnered with Netsafe, New Zealand Police and CERT NZ to launch an education campaign helping New Zealanders spot scammers and protect themselves from common online financial harms. Launching across Facebook and Instagram, the New Zealand-designed ‘SCAM Gallery,’ […]

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2021 Boost with Facebook program in partnership with Whāriki

September 28, 2021

We recently wrapped up our 2021 Boost with Facebook program in partnership with Whāriki Māori Business Network, reaching hundreds of small Māori-owned businesses with digital marketing training. We hosted five in-person workshops in Whāngarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Wellington and pivoted our last two events scheduled in Christchurch and Dunedin into a virtual event focused […]

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The pandemic has hit Māori businesses hard, but many find success online

September 15, 2021

This post was also published in the NZ Herald on 15 September 2021. The same day, Sheryl Sandberg joined New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, to participate in a roundtable hosted by New Zealand’s Whāriki Māori Business Network, together with Indigenous SMB owners from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States in the […]

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