From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
(Redirected from User:Brian New Zealand)
Jump to: navigation, search
My beliefs and affiliations

Flag of New Zealand.svg
Brian (formerly Brian New Zealand), or for short BNZ (yes, like the Bank), is a New Zealand Wikinewsie on Wikinews, and discovered Wikinews during the 2005 New Zealand General Election. In January 2006 I became a accredited reporter. And as of February 2006 I was created an Admin, and in 2007 I became a Bureaucrat -- please feel free to leave a message on my talk page if I can assist you in some way!

I was created an arbitrator on January 31, 2007. Please read about the Wikinews Arbitration Committee for more information about the final step in dispute resolution.

The reason why I work on Wikinews is because I love doing it. I love writing News, I love the community over here, when ever I get sick of wikipedia, I can always retreat here. To paraphrase Messedrocker: Wikinews has the ability to be an important project, and I love it very much. Because of how everything is arranged and set up, while the Wikinews brand may not last forever, the fruit of its efforts will.

I advocate freedom of expressing beliefs and affiliations on userpages, only if we know our prejudices and biases can we work towards NPOV.

Start a new article

Type a title in the box below:

My personal Start an article box with lots of empty sources and cats to fill in

Articles I've started

I have chosen not to list news articles that I have created or contributed to. I am concerned that, for me, it would encourage feelings of ownership of that article. However for a list of all my contributions on wikinews see here


Archival protection: Wikinews:Archive conventions

Accredited reporter

Reporter: Brian (Brian New Zealamd)
Location: New Zealand
Email: Email via Wikinews |
Tel/Voicemail: not available
Other contact methods: Google Talk: bcandertonATgmailDOTcom

Disclaimer: "Accredited Wikinews reporters do not represent the Wikimedia Foundation, but are trusted contributors whom the Wikinews community has certified for the purposes of gathering information related to Wikinews articles."

Wikinews-logo.png You can find me on the Wikinews IRC channel under the name BrianNewZealand.
English language.svg I'm a native speaker of New Zealand English.
Flag of New Zealand.svg This user lives in New Zealand
Flag of Japan.svg この利用者は簡単な日本語を話します。
Flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.svg Kua taea e tēnei tangata te taumata waiwai mō te reo Māori.


On Wikinews I am a accredited contributor, Adminstrator, Arbitrator, Checkuser, Oversight and Bureaucrat. Please Contact me if you need any of the actions done. I have accounts in many other Wikinews's.


On En, I'm an Admin. I have accounts in many other Wikipedias. Other than the Maori Wikipedia (where I am a admin), I am not likely to contribute heavily to any of those. However, I normally check many RC feeds daily, to watch for vandels etc.


I am a trusted user on Wikimedia Commons


I have an account at Meta I contribute things to the Wikinews pages, OTRS pages and some minor vandalism control.

I am also a member of the Wikimedia OTRS team