Truth be­hind be­ing ad­min

Rodney Times - - OUT & ABOUT - RE­NEE CLAY­TON

The Hibis­cus Coast com­mu­nity Face­book page is fa­mous for its quirky con­tent thanks, in big part, to ad­min­is­tra­tor Greg Tay­lor.

Orig­i­nally started by Michael Goudie seven years ago, Su­sanne Wilson, Nick Grant and Tay­lor now run the page which now has around 30,000 mem­bers.

Tay­lor said be­ing an ad­min takes up around 60 hours dur­ing the week.

The page is where a lot of peo­ple go to find out what is hap­pen­ing in the area.

‘‘When we have things like road clo­sures or in­ci­dents we have hundreds of peo­ple try­ing to join to find out what is go­ing on.’’

Many use the page as a way to get help, raise aware­ness or to sim­ply have a laugh.

Tay­lor re­mem­bers when a teenager went miss­ing and the boy’s care­giver put a post on the page with a photo.

‘‘I pinned the pic­ture to the top of the page so ev­ery­one could see it, 30 min­utes later that kid walked into my shop and asked if he could rest. If it hadn’t been for the post on the page I wouldn’t have known who he was. His care­givers then came with the po­lice.’’

Tay­lor said the page can be quite en­ter­tain­ing as he gets a lot of amus­ing con­tent sent to him.

‘‘I had one lady even asked me if I could get her neigh­bours to cut their grass’’.

‘‘Some peo­ple think we are the po­lice, the coun­cil, the Gov­ern­ment and some even think we con­trol the weather’’

Greg Tay­lor

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Greg Tay­lor spends about 60 hours per week on the Hibis­cus Coast Face­book page.

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