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The Mata­mata Chron­i­cle Face­book page is grow­ing fast, last week reach­ing a mas­sive 2800 likes.

Launched in 2008, the page is used to high­light sto­ries, share pho­tos and videos, and pro­vide read­ers with a di­rect link to the news­room.

Ed­i­tor Ka­t­rina Lintonbon said Face­book has had a huge im­pact on the way the Chron­i­cle in­ter­acts with the community.

‘‘It’s a great way of en­gag­ing with read­ers and giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to have their say,’’ she said.

It also al­lows the news team to keep read­ers up to date with events as they hap­pen.

‘‘Be­ing a weekly pa­per, some­times things hap­pen and we are un­able to get them into the pa­per in time.

‘‘Now we are able to post things, for ex­am­ple road clo­sures, straight away to let our read­ers know what is go­ing on.’’

The Chron­i­cle is con­tin­u­ing to tread new wa­ters in the dig­i­tal world and in Oc­to­ber will go live with a web­site.

Along with a stronger pres­ence on Twit­ter, this will al­low the news team to re­port from the field.

To fol­low the Chron­i­cle on Face­book go to www. face­book. com/ mmtchron­i­cle and like our page.

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