Do you need a game plan for managing misinformation and other social media challenges during the local elections? Find out about the methods used in the last national election to monitor and manage social media and learn how those strategies could be applied to the local elections.

Please note this event will be delivered online.

This is one of a number of election-related initiatives we provide to support the local government sector.

  • 250.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 250.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

New Zealand’s political landscape is changing, and social media channels play a large role in shaping public understanding of ideas, information, and beliefs. The local elections rely on social media to communicate local authority and candidate information to voters. But what about misinformation and echo chambers? What are they and can anything be done about them?

Dr Mona Krewel specialises in electoral research and will be sharing her expertise about how people receive information, what misinformation is and is not, positive and negative campaigning, political manoeuvrings, and how New Zealanders use social media. Strategies were used at the general elections to monitor and manage social media which can be applied to the local elections.

So, invite your team, grab a coffee, and come and join us with Dr Mona Krewel. There will be time for Q&A after the presentation. Send questions before the webinar to

Who should attend?

This webinar is for council staff only: electoral officers, deputy electoral officers, electoral leads, communications staff, governance staff, and anyone else with an interest.

The cost of this webinar is $250 + GST per Council

Please register one ticket for your council on the Taituarā website. Leading up to the event a Zoom link will be sent to you, to register on Zoom before attending.

This can then be forwarded to anyone in your council who would like to attend.

Note: this webinar is being recorded and will be made available to registrants 7-10 days after event completion.

The programme for this forum is currently being developed. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact