The summer school opened last night. Really good turnout, with members of all ages from every end of the country. David Shearer spoke briefly and he remarked that defeats always seem to bring out the biggest crowds. In my experience, the same was true in January 2009 after our last defeat.
It was very good to see David speak to the activists present. In his three years as party leader Phil Goff was never able to make it to summer school, and Helen Clark only managed it once. After the formalities were over he did circulate around the members, get their views and have some very good discussions.
There is pretty poor mobile coverage here on both networks, so apologies for not keeping you up to date. I have been tweeting this morning, and have a few blog posts up to date. Keep an eye out!