Discover more from Museum Street
My name is Henry Cooke, and for the last half decade I've been writing about New Zealand politics from inside Parliament. This is a place for me to keep doing that from the other side of the world.
Museum Street around 1922. Credit: Ref: PA1-q-144-004-1. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22644987
What’s with the name?
Museum Street is the “street" at the back of Parliament House and Beehive, right beside the press gallery corridor. It’s not really a street - it’s a driveway and carpark - but you put in Museum Street when you want stuff delivered there. It’s also where Parliament’s smokers/vapers usually gather, so is a fantastic place for gossip. I miss it a lot.
Who are you?
My name is Henry Cooke. I covered politics from the press gallery between 2017 and 2022 for Stuff, before moving to London for my OE, where I am currently.
I have a deep problem.