Hi there - yes the intention with the page we set up on the Friday night was to provide a social media area for people to give messages of support and a focal point for disseminating information regarding the rescue operation (as it was at the time).
We kept mention of 3 News to a minimum due to the sensitivity of the story - we wanted the page to be something people could own themselves rather than a branding exercise. The reaction we have had from the public has been heartwarming.
We are now in the process of offering the page to Greymouth City Council as we feel it will be of best use to them in the coming months of inquiries etc.
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