When I moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2012 I searched Instagram for local and national accounts publishing photos of events, the cities and the beautiful landscapes to get a better idea of “locations to see” and “trips to do”. Surprisingly I did not only stumble upon personal Kiwi profiles but whole communities with one to several official admins and community members gathering their content under specific hashtags.
Most community pages offer to feature a member photo of the day for following the account and using a defined hashtag. A few IG admins also take the time to motivate their followers to submit photos about a given contest topic. I think it’s a funny way allowing you to find heaps of fellow Igers based in New Zealand who regularly post great material; and I even learned a couple of things about good Auckland photo locations, something I started to discuss in my former blog post Auckland Skyline: Photo Locations.
No need to mention that getting featured on these accounts with up to several thousand followers exposes your photos to a large audience and increases your daily engagement rates. If you are on IG and interested in New Zealand you should definitely go check out their galleries full of inspirational Iger stuff.
My personal Top 10 New Zealand Communities (in alphabetical order):
@purenewzealand #NZMustDo and #RealMiddleEarth
Local communities focusing on a city or region in NZ:
Further tags to instantly find Insta kiwis (without being featured):
You will probably discover many more when doing an IG search, but these are the buzziest (and good as gold, mate)!
Article updated on June 9, 2014.
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