Kiwiblog joins the parliamentary press gallery

I’m pleased to announce that the Speaker of the House has accepted Kiwiblog as a full member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, under the rules of the press gallery.

This will allow Kiwiblog to report directly on the House, when it is in session – as well as on interesting select committees.

The criteria for membership is “exclusively or substantially involved in political and parliamentary news gathering”, which Kiwiblog clearly does.

Radio New Zealand has kindly agreed to give up some of their office space, in order to accommodate Kiwiblog into the gallery.

Kiwiblog would like to thank the chair and deputy chair of the press gallery (Claire Trevett and Katie Bradford respectively) for their support of Kiwiblog’s successful application to the Speaker.