Facebook is a common form of marketing for small businesses, but it is currently not an option for Dunedin restaurateur Katrina Toovey.

That's because the Silicon Valley-based social media giant will no longer allow posts from her business page to been seen by its followers.

Toovey, owner of South Island restaurants No7 Balmac and The Esplanade located in Dunedin, has been battling Facebook for close to two months over one of the restaurant's food-related marketing posts being "continually" blocked.

Garden restaurant No7 Balmac has been blocked four times. And due to Facebook's standard 14-day stand-down investigation period per block, it

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