Tandem helps Taupo council stream LIVE

31/08/10

Taupo District Council made national news last month when it became the first in the country to stream its monthly meetings live over the internet.

This month, Tandem has hopped on board to smooth out technical issues that arose from that webcast, and we have our techie man Sean Davies on site to make sure today’s meeting runs without a hitch.

The council decided to undertake these webcasts as part of their new initiative to provide greater access to the council decision-making process and promote openness and transparency.

A key feature of the Tandem solution is the recording of the webstream, and editing that video into bite-sized, searchable segments that can be found and shared through the LaBon Live website Tandem has built.  The site includes blogs, social media features, and all the videos can be archived and will become a great resource for the community in the district. This is the same kind of solution Tandem took to Parliament last year where inthehouse.co.nz was established.

Even before the council trial began at last month’s meeting, they had a great deal of interest from other councils all around the country with many of them contacting the mayor for more information.

Here’s a link to Taupo District Council’s site about today’s meeting and today’s agenda.