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Announcing The 2008 Election Blogmobile


Announcing The 2008 Election Blogmobile

Bloggers 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 bloggers 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 bloggers Cameron Slater and David Farrar for the election campaign.

Slater and Farrar comment "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".

The bloggers will be making 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".

The exact model can be viewed at www.barrons.co.nz.

A schedule and itinerary will be finalized and published later this month.

ENDS


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