Advocacy group InternetNZ has recognised three people as InternetNZ Fellows at its AGM, as well as re-electing its four incumbent councillors.
Among the fellows is arguably New Zealand’s most well-known blogger and political commentator, David Farrar.
InternetNZ president, Frank March, says, "David has been crucial in much of the policy and advocacy work of Internet NZ and is chair of the Polocy Advisory Group.
"His seemingly boundless energy is used to lobby consistently for the internet in New Zealand.”
Farrar was elected to the InternetNZ Council in 1998 and served as vice president from 2003 to 2007.
The other two new Internet NZ Fellows are former InternetNZ president, Keith Davidson, and IT policy analyst and ‘activist’, Simon Riley.
The four councillors re-elected to their positions were Nat Torkington, Dave Moskovitz, Donald Clark and Michael Mallmannsberger. The four were elected ahead of Dave Mill and Richard Orzecki.
March says, "[the councillors] have strong internet-related track records and a passion for the goals and objectives of InternetNZ.
"I look forward to continuing to work and deliberate with them on the Council.”
Each councillor will serve a three-year term.