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Kia Ora Māmā Facebook Group

Strengthening connected communities

People come to Facebook to connect with others around issues that are meaningful to them. This is often highlighted during tough times, when kiwi's use digital platforms to let their friends and family know they’re safe, to raise awareness of what's happening, and to help their communities recover.

Responding in times of crisis

The Student Volunteer Army have been using Facebook’s tools from their very first day responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Over the past decade, they have continued to connect thousands of volunteers with people who need a helping hand all over Aotearoa.

Building community resilience

Groups is where belonging, connection and community thrive on Facebook and where kiwi’s connect with a larger community around issues and topics important them. Connection is strongest when people connect through Groups both online and in the real world, strengthening the social fabric of our communities.

Kahurangi Milne, Kia Ora Māmā

Facebook New Zealand Groups Fund

The Facebook New Zealand Groups Fund was a $50,000 investment in supporting grassroots initiatives building strong and resilient communities. Whether it’s for emotional support and to offer help when times are tough, or to connect around unique interests or hobbies, Groups have provided a gateway for people to connect.

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