Posts tagged Facebook

Associates of unruly tourists may have infiltrated Facebook

The unruly tourists who have been the centre of a social media storm over the last month are not finished with New Zealanders yet. Members of the Facebook group Gypsy Scammers in NZ have been repeatedly targeted in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated reporting campaign. The group was started in the wake of the first reports about the family, where they trashed a Takapuna beach before hurling abuse and threats at witnesses. Membership grew quickly, with numbers exceeding 1,000 in the first week. The current membership stands at nearly 5,000…. Read More

Countdown shelf stackers putting long life milk to the test

How much of a life does long life milk really have? Shelf stackers at Countdown Moorehouse Ave have been defying the best before dates on Meadow Fresh long life milk. The discrepancy was first noticed at the end of July by Koku Ryu, who posted on the Countdown facebook page: “Come on guys, this milk expired almost a month ago for some of it.” The admin for the supermarket’s page responded asking which branch it was so that the store manager could be advised and the issue rectified, and Mr… Read More

“Shoot down the helicopters!” ‘Ban 1080’ activists vow to take extreme action

In a bold move on Facebook recently, several Ban 1080 activists have declared war on helicopters dropping the bait, asserting they will shoot down any they see. A photo shared publicly on the social media platform shows three men standing beside a small and badly-printed sign which reads, “To DOC NZ any helicopter observed poisoning this forest will be shot down. Tangatawhenua”. A four-wheel drive can be observed behind them. The comments below show support for the action, with several people asking to share the post further. Other comments included: “Tuff cuzzi!!!Shoot… Read More