If you want some info on me, there was a profile on me in the NZ Listener in August 2012.

I am a regular commentator in the media on political and technology issues. I consider myself to be highly informed on polling, New Zealand politics, Internet domain names and electoral law issues.

I am reasonably knowledgeable on politics in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States plus on Internet public policy issues. Oh and also on good pinot noirs.

I can bluff and sound reasonably coherent on wider Internet issues, social media and plays.

If you would like me to do a speaking engagement, my normal fees are $500 to speak to a conference, $250 to be a panelist if outside Wellington, $100 to be a panelist in Wellington and $75 for regular slots on radio. These are negotiable and can be waived for good causes.

My media commitments are in my disclosure statement.

A brief bio, which can be used for speaking engagements is:

“David Farrar is the owner and director of Curia Market Research which he founded in 2004. Curia is a specialist opinion polling and research agency. David is also well known as the editor of the popular Kiwiblog which started in 2003. Kiwiblog receives around 500,000 visits a month.

David previously worked in the NZ Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders. David is also a former Vice-President of InternetNZ, and chaired its policy committee for over a decade. He is also a former director of the .nz registry company and is the current chairman of the .nz domain name commission, which sets polices for and regulates the .nz name space.

In 2013 he co-founded the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union and serves on its board”


You can e-mail me on david@farrar.com (easy to remember). If for some reason that isn’t working (it goes through a US provider) you can also try dpfdpf@gmail.com. An old address of @ihug.co.nz no longer works.


My mobile is 021 940 045. The old number of 027 447 0216 no longer works.

Social Networking

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dpfdpf
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dpfdpf (personal) and www.twitter.com/KiwiblogDPF (blog feed)
Foursquare: http://foursquare.com/dpfdpf
Instagram: http://instagram.com/dpfdpf
LinkedIn: nz.linkedin.com/in/dpfdpf
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/116727346684782864480/posts


PO Box 12270
Wellington 6144

Please note that I receive a huge amount of e-mail every day. I do read it all, but it can sometimes take me several days or longer to reply to something if it is non trivial. I’m not rude, just busy. The best way to get something to my immediate attention is a phone call or a text message – but only do that if urgent.

I generally will not respond to instant messages from people who are not close friends.