We are going mobile for the 2008 election campaign, with the donation of a Winnebago Motorhome for six weeks to serve as a mobile office for the campaign. The motorhome is being dubbed the “Winnebago Blogmobile”.
Barrons Recreational Vehicles in Taupo has donated the use of a Winnebago Motorhome to myself and Whale Oil for the election campaign.
I think this is going to elevate blog coverage of the election to new levels. Thanks to the blogmobile we will be able to follow some of the party leaders about, and also travel to provincial cities and towns to interview people about local candidates and issues. Our aim is to provide election coverage from anywhere in NZ, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Now this is not an exclusive thing. We want to make the blogmobile available to any bloggers, or even media, who wish to travel on board for a day or two. It has heaps of room and comes fully equipped with tables for working at, a TV for following the news broadcasts, a full kitchen and mobile and wireless Internet for the vehicle”.
I’ve already had some expressions of interest, and we are working on an itinerary for the blogmobile. What would be useful is if people e-mailed me (or commented below) if they know of any local events (a high profile debate etc) that could be worth covering and/or if you are interested in spending some time on board. We can’t guarantee specific dates and places at this stage but should be able to within a week or so.