Broadcasting Allocation Decision 2005 General Election

Decision of the Electoral Commission - Te Kaitiaki Take Kowhiri, on allocation of time and money to political parties for broadcasting of election programmes - 2005 General Election.

Final allocation - 24 August 2005

A number of parties that were given an allocation of money in the original decision did not submit a party list and therefore will not receive any broadcast allocation.  The Electoral Commission has reallocated this money as follows:

Party

Original allocation

Addition from re-allocation

Total final allocation

 

All values include  GST

Labour Party

1,100,000

 

1,100,000

National Party

900,000

 

900,000

ACT, Green Party, NZ First, UNITED FUTURE

200,000

6,607

206,607

Maori Party

125,000

4,129

129,129

Progressive

75,000

2,478

77,478

Alliance, Christian Heritage NZ, Destiny NZ, Libertarianz

20,000

661

20,661

99 MP Party, Democrats , New Zealand F.R.P.P., The Republic of New Zealand Party

10,000

330

10,330

The parties that are not contesting the party vote are:  Beneficiaries Party, National Front, Patriot Party, Republic Aotearoa New Zealand Party, New Zealand Equal Values Party

Explanation

In making this re-allocation decision, the reasoning of the commissioners was that:

  1. In the original allocation the decision was that $2 million be allocated to the two largest parties.  As this decision would have been the same regardless of the number of other parties, there was not an argument to re-allocate money to Labour or National
  2. The remainder of the money had then been distributed between the other parties and thus all were affected by the number of parties receiving allocation.  Therefore the money was to be distributed to all of these parties, pro-rata from the original decision. 

Interim allocation - 15 April 2005

 
Number of parties
$ (GST inc)

Minutes

 

Main(not only) criteria distinguishing this group from the group below

 

 

 

Open

Close

 

MPs

'02 vote

Polls

Membership

Available for allocation

 

3,212,000

72

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Labour Party

1

1,100,000

12

6

 

National Party

1

900,000

12

6

 

ACT, Green Party, NZ First, UNITED FUTURE

4

200,000

7

3

 
 

Maori Party

1

125,000

4

3

 
 
 

Progressive

1

75,000

4

3

 
 
 
 

Alliance, Christian Heritage NZ, Destiny NZ, Libertarianz

4

20,000

1

0

 
 
 
 

99 MP Party, Beneficiaries Party, Democrats , National Front, New Zealand F.R.P.P., Patriot Party, Republic Aotearoa New Zealand Party, The Republic of New Zealand

(of these only Democrats,  New Zealand F.R.P.P and 99 MP Party are currently registered)

8

10,000

1

0

 
 
 
 
 

 

Last updated: 07 February 2013