The blog is secured to prevent it becoming the victim of spammers or people who aren't welcome (check some of the idiot comments that appear on NZ newspaper sites where feedback is permitted to see why this is necessary). The ability to participate on the blog is controlled by the system so that contributors have to be pre-authorised (although once authorised you are able to contribute until the cows come home). This authorisation process is a bit cumbersome however it should protect us from the undersirables that lurk on the internet.
To get into the system e-mail me at this address
Please be thoughtful and considerate in your comments. You are responsible for what you say. If something appears on the blog anyone feels is not quite right, or not really appropriate, let me know and I will do the editor/moderator thing.