By Duncan Wilson
Why is RadioLIVE publishing 'selfies' or self-shot videos from politicians?
Peter Dunne started it, he did! It all began on Tuesday when he sent our political editor Jessica Williams this ‘selfie’ of him commenting on his fresh crowning as an independent MP.
Marcus Lush followed up, with his personal guide to shooting a great ‘selfie’.
Next, we took the extreme action of doing away with all our political blogs for a week and asking politicians to record us a ‘selfie’ of their own!
Winston Peters was up first, jumping at the chance to record himself on tape, and speak at the same time. Lovely.
Then Denise Roche from the Green Party got filming, desperate to take a pop at pokie charities and their cash distribution discrepancies. Sweet.
At time of writing, we’re still waiting on anyone from government to take up our offer, although the Maori Party were said to be rushing around panicking about a camera some minutes ago. We told them to chill and just borrow Peter Dunne's iPhone 3G.