I’ll be in Wellington from the 4th to the 7th for the Labour party congress on the 5-6th. I’ll be on a media pass again which will relieve me of the duties that I have usually had to undergo as a delegate, like having to think too much.
This will be the first congress I have attended as media. Congresses are held during election year and don’t have the remit load and lobbying of the conferences held in non-election years. As the Labour party website 1 says
This year’s Congress is focussed on preparing and planning our nationwide election campaign, featuring training sessions for candidates, managers and organisers It’s a great opportunity to engage, learn and be inspired along with other candidates, MP’s, Party officials, activists and members.
From my vague recollections of how we journalists 2 are treated at congress, I suspect that I will have a lot of time on my hands. We’re locked out of most of the interesting bits of a congress.
So if you can figure out who I am 3, come up and say hello. Unlike the hidden ogre/sysop persona I use on this site, I’m apparently much more social and nicer in person – at least when I’m not writing code.
If you’re around Wellington, labour or not, then you can come along to hear David Cunliffe’s speech on Sunday. The email I got today said 4 …
On the Sunday (July 6), I’ll be delivering my Leader’s Address to Labour Party members and other interested members of the public.
I’d love for you to join me on Sunday 6 July from 1.00pm at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. Click here to join me.
This is going to be a big speech. In it, I’ll be laying out the positive vision that Labour is going to take to voters in this year’s election and some of the policies that will define the 6th Labour Government.
Hundreds of people have already RSVP’ed. Can you join us? Click here or on the button below to RSVP.
I’m really looking forward to seeing you there. I’m so excited to share Labour’s positive vision with you.
PS. We are saving special seats for Labour Party members at my speech on Sunday. If you’re a party member or a member of an affiliated union, just bring your proof of membership along and we will make sure you get the best seats!
Somehow I think that media will be getting good seats as well. If not then I’m sure that I have one of those scraps of paper around.