Visitors to Marlborough District Council’s website can opt to share pages via Twitter or by email using the social media links on each page.
Marlborough District Council Twitter account
If you follow @MarlDistCouncil, you can expect tweets from Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), during business hours, covering Council news and information. The frequency of tweets will vary depending on the type of information we are sharing.
If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. This is to avoid resource-wasting spam handling and so that you can easily identify other key Twitter users that you might be interested in. However, being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.
It is intended that Twitter is an additional way for Marlborough District Council to reach people. The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence, information, applications and enquiries can be found on our Contact Us page.
Marlborough Emergency Management Twitter account
This is the official source of Marlborough emergency event information on Twitter. Tweets will often link through to further emergency event information, such as media statements and public notices, on the Marlborough District Council website. Unless there is an event, this account will be monitored during business hours only and tweets will be on general emergency preparedness topics.
Did you know you don’t need a smartphone to follow us on Twitter?
You can choose to receive our tweets as texts on your cellphone, whether or not you have a Twitter account yourself, if you have a Vodafone, 2degrees or Telecom NZ cellphone.
If you don’t have a Twitter account
You can "Fast Follow" Twitter accounst by text, whether or not you have a Twitter account yourself.
For example, to receive text messages of Marlborough District Council's tweets without signing up for a twitter account, text: Follow MarlDistCouncil to 8987. Your usual text rates will apply.
You should receive a confirmation text from Twitter letting you know you are now following us. Reply with the words set discover off. This notifies Twitter that you only want to receive updates from the account you've chosen to follow. Now you will receive a text update each time we tweet.
Texting: Unfollow MarlDistCouncil 8987 will stop you receiving updates.
The texts we send you via Twitter are free to receive, unless you are roaming, when your usual roaming cellular rates will apply.
More information: Twitter Help Centre topic: Fast Follow – how to get updates on your cellphone without a Twitter account.
If you already have a Twitter account
If you are already a Twitter user and wish to receive text updates, you can add your cellphone number to your Twitter account and then choose to receive text updates.
Twitter Help Centre topic: instructions for adding your mobile number to your Twitter account
Twitter Help Centre topic: SMS commands for Twitter users
Twitter Help Centre topic: how to follow others – this includes following on the web, via SMS/text message, following on mobile web and how to follow via an app.
Twitter Help Centre topic: How to unfollow users on Twitter
Twitter Help Centre
While social media channels are a good tool for gathering informal feedback, please note that social media comments do not constitute a formal submission on a Marlborough District Council consultation. Any Twitter posts on consultations will link followers through to more information on that consultation, including how to make a formal submission.
We welcome feedback and ideas from followers, and will join conversations, or refer comments, replies or direct messages to the relevant staff member or department for off-line follow-up where appropriate.
Marlborough District 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 the guidelines listed below.
Messages and images on the Council's social media pages must always be polite, appropriate and relevant.
Inappropriate messages include but are not limited to:
- Advertising of products or services
- Publication of content subject to third party copyright
- Photos or videos of people without their prior consent
- The same, or similar message published multiple times (spamming)
- Profane, obscene, threatening, abusive, offensive or defamatory messages or images
- Personal information or contact details