Date: 09 August 2013
Wildside, a new social media community run by the Department of Conservation (DOC), was launched on Facebook and Twitter today.
With the tagline Aotearoa New Zealand. Live it. Love it. Look after it. Together. Wildside promises inspiring stories, images, videos and conversations about:
Living on the wildside – tramping, camping, biking, hunting...
Loving the wildside – our places, plants, animals, people...
Looking after the wildside – protecting, restoring… doing our bit.
And, importantly, Wildside is about doing it together.
“We didn’t want to create another place on the web about ‘DOC the government department’,” says DOC social media advisor Elizabeth Marenzi.
Wildside is for, and about, all New Zealanders.
“DOC’s working towards making New Zealand the greatest living space on Earth – but this vision isn’t just ours, and we can’t do it alone.
“We want everyone to join the journey – and Wildside will be a great place for many to start,” says Elizabeth.
Launched in time to support Conservation Week (8 – 15 September) Wildside will champion this year’s celebrations, along with well known New Zealanders like Sam Neil and Robyn Malcom.
Wildside: Elizabeth Marenzi
+64 4 494 1474
Conservation Week: Siobhan File
+64 4 471 3034