The Labour party conference is on in Rotorua this weekend, so I’ll be heading there Friday morning. If the writers and readers want to catch up then I’ll generally be around the Mt Albert delegation – they can direct you towards my grey hairs.
I’m particularly interested in people who think that they can write the type of guest posts required for The Standard. Despite this site being labeled by the wingnut sites and frequently the media as being Labour run, we have relatively few Labour members writing as far as I can tell. Personally I’d like some more to spread the load.
But the wingnuts are so in love with their myths that they cling to them despite all evidence to the contrary. Hell one of them managed to sneak a myth comment on when this post escaped into the public for a few minutes. Obviously didn’t bother to read the post.
However I’m pleased to announce that our writer rocky (and my niece) has finally renewed her membership last week. Currently Rocky’s primary political focus tends towards animal rights. However I suspect that I know the reason :twisted:. There is an interesting topic on the workshops (shameless plug / stir)
Animal Welfare regulation in New Zealand
Should sow crates and battery hen cages be banned in this country?
It is being hosted / discussed / argued by her and Pete Hodgson who put forward the current Animal Welfare Act. That is going to be fun – Saturday 12.30pm in the First Sovereign Room.
I hate to think about how many of these conferences I’ve been to. This will primarily be a organizing conference. Especially with a new leader (Phil Goff), president (Andrew Little) and secretary (Chris Flatt) of the party, I’ll expect to see some new directions showing up. There seem to be a hell of a lot of people showing up. Mt Albert has had problems booking into some of the functions.
I’ll blog while I’m at the conference. One of the nice features of iPhones 3.0 software is that they are a fast 3G modem on a laptop.