Hackers have hit locally – turning a Tamahere Market social media page into a dodgy promo for an overseas outfit.
The next market is on Saturday, August 21 but market manager Jane Manson is devastated by the cyber crime that has left her scrambling to promote the date and connect with buyers and stallholders alike.
“Our now depleted ‘followers’ have gone from 10,000 to zilch in one day,” an upset and angry Manson said.
“It affects all our information about the market, our advertising, and of course all the people who have made comments on the site.”
After failing to wrest the Tamahere Country Market page back from the hackers Manson has been forced to set up a new Facebook page, which is here.
If in doubt, search for Tamahere Country Market and choose the page which has the new event for August 21 with a picture of golden ginkgo leaves.
As always, rain, shine – and now hackers – the Tamahere Market will be on Saturday, August 21, from 8.30am to 1pm on the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive.
“We are praying for good weather!” Manson said of the St Stephen’s church-run market.
“We have exciting new site holders – hydroponics and chilli sauce, fabulous slices and meat pies.”
Tamahere Market is held on the third Saturday of the month. Many of the regular stallholders can be contacted directly on the e-market here on Tamahere Forum.