Register of Political Parties

Information about New Zealand's registered political parties

The Electoral Commission is required to maintain and make available for public inspection the Register of Political Parties.  The register shows for each registered party its name, any abbreviated name, any component parties, dates of registration of the party and any logo, details of its secretary and contact information, along with dates of amendments to party rules.

The following table lists current registered political parties, any registered abbreviated name for use on ballot papers, any registered logo, and includes links to party websites.  The current Register of Political Parties is provided as a downloadable .pdf document (PDF 119.09 KB). An Excel spreadsheet, available here (XLS 27 KB), is also provided giving names and addresses of party secretaries.  This spreadsheet can be used for mail merging.

The Register of Political Parties can also be inspected at the Electoral Commission, 34-42 Manners St, Wellington, between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Information about party donation returns by year is also available.

 

  • The New Zealand National Party

    Party registered:

    2 December 1994

    Abbreviation:

    National Party

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Greg Hamilton
    General Manager
    The New Zealand National Party
    PO Box 1155
    WELLINGTON 6140

    Ph: (04) 894 7016
    Mob: 021 976 988
    Fax: 0800 255 277
    Email: greg.hamilton@national.org.nz

    Party rules:

    NZ National Party - Rules and Constitution 2016.pdf (PDF 723.92 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • New Zealand First Party

    Party registered:

    20 December 1994

    Abbreviation:

    NZ First

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Anne Martin
    Party Secretary
    New Zealand First
    PO Box 301158
    Albany
    Auckland 0752

    Ph: 09 455 3370
    Email: secretary@nzfirstparty.org.nz

    Party rules:

    2016_nzf_constitution_as_amended_at_2016_convention.pdf (PDF 332.69 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • ACT New Zealand

    Party registered:

    17 February 1995

    Abbreviation:

    The ACT Party

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Lindsay Fergusson
    Party Secretary
    ACT New Zealand
    PO Box 99651
    Newmarket
    Auckland 1149

    Ph: 021 930 320
    Email: lindsay.fergusson@act.org.nz

    Party rules:

    ACT_constitution_and_rules.pdf (PDF 3.14 MB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • New Zealand Labour Party

    Party registered:

    17 February 1995

    Abbreviation:

    Labour Party

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Andrew Kirton
    General Secretary
    New Zealand Labour Party
    PO Box 784
    WELLINGTON 6140

    Ph: (04) 384 7649
    Mob: 027 537 5676
    Fax: (04) 384 8060
    Email: gensec@labour.org.nz

    Party rules:

    labour_party_constitution_2016.pdf (PDF 737.49 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

    Party registered:

    10 August 1995

    Abbreviation:

    Democrats for Social Credit

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Anne Leitch
    Party Secretary
    Democrats for Social Credit
    42 Reyburn House Lane
    WHANGAREI 0110

    Ph: 09 460 0089
    Mob: 022 188 7056
    Email: secretary@democrats.org.nz

    Party rules:

    democrats_for_social_credit_constitution.pdf (PDF 334.79 KB)

  • The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Party registered:

    17 August 1995

    Abbreviation:

    Green Party

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Gwen Shaw
    Party Secretary
    The Greens
    PO Box 11652
    WELLINGTON 6142

    Ph: (04) 801 5102
    Mob: 027 414 4074
    Fax: (04) 801 5104
    Email: general.secretary@greens.org.nz

    Party rules:

    green_party_rules_june_2012.pdf (PDF 1.16 MB) green_party_candidate_selection_and_list_ranking_processes_2014.pdf (PDF 324.16 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

    Party registered:

    30 May 1996

    Abbreviation:

    The Cannabis Party

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Irinka Britnell
    Party Secretary
    Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
    25 Hanmer Street
    Christchurch 8141

    Ph: 03 981 5878
    Mob: 022 082 4399
    Email: avoncitybakpak@clear.net.nz

    Party rules:

    alcp_party_rules_feb_2014.pdf (PDF 63.33 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • Māori Party

    Party registered:

    24 June 2004

    Abbreviation:

    none

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Amokura Panoho
    National Secretary
    Māori Party
    5 Gala Street
    INVERCARGILL 9810

    Ph:
    Mob: 021 822 834
    Email: gensecmaoriparty1@gmail.com

    Party rules:

    maori_party_constitution_2016.pdf (PDF 256.05 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • MANA Movement

    Party registered:

    24 June 2011

    Abbreviation:

    MANA

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Andrew Paul
    National Secretary
    MANA Movement
    39 Baberton Street
    Tokoroa 3420

    Ph: 07 886 4080
    Mob: 028 2589 9141

    Email: secretary@mana.org.nz

    Party rules:

    MANA_constitution__2011-08-06.pdf (PDF 342.91 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • Conservative Party of New Zealand

    Party registered:

    6 October 2011

    Abbreviation:

    Conservative

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Kevin Stitt
    Party Secretary
    Conservative Party of New Zealand
    PO Box 99638
    AUCKLAND 1149

    Ph: 021 281 5759
    Email: kevin.stitt@conservativeparty.org.nz

    Party rules:

    Interim_Conservative_Party Rules.pdf (PDF 99.31 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • United Future New Zealand

    Party registered:

    13 August 2013

    Abbreviation:

    United Future

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Damian Light
    Party Secretary
    United Future New Zealand
    1/7 Fencotie Place
    Northpark
    Auckland 2013

    Ph: 021 143 5585
    Fax:
    Email: damian.light@unitedfuture.org.nz

    Party rules:

    united_future_rules.pdf (PDF 8.36 MB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • Internet Party

    Party registered:

    13 May 2014

    Abbreviation:

    none

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Joseph Booth
    Party Secretary
    Internet Party
    40 Hartford Crescent
    Totara Park
    Upper Hutt 5018

    Ph: 028 2557 8835
    Mob: 021 526 684

    Email: secretary@internet.org.nz

    Party rules:

    internet_party_constitution_and_rules_December_2015.pdf (PDF 146.55 KB)

  • Ban1080

    Party registered:

    8 August 2014

    Abbreviation:

    none

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Mary Molloy
    Party Secretary
    Ban1080
    68 La Fontaine Rd
    Harihari
    Westland

    Ph: 03 753 3082
    Mob: 027 233 2122
    Email: chaos1@slingshot.co.nz

    Party rules:

    ban1080_constitution_august_2014.pdf (PDF 266.64 KB)

  • The Opportunities Party (TOP)

    Party registered:

    6 March 2017

    Abbreviation:

    none

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Donna Clifford
    Party Secretary
    The Opportunities Party (TOP)
    PO Box 19134
    Courtenay Place
    WELLINGTON

    Ph: (04) 385 8123
    Mob: 027 610 8577
    Email: donna@top.org.nz

    Party rules:

    the_opportunities_party_top_constitution.pdf (PDF 2.22 MB) the_opportunities_party_top_-_list_and_electoral_candidate_selection_process.pdf (PDF 36.84 KB)

    Previous registered logos:

  • New Zealand People’s Party

    Party registered:

    30 June 2017

    Abbreviation:

    NZPP

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    Anil Kumar Sharma
    Party Secretary
    New Zealand People's Party
    258 Balmoral Road
    Sandringham
    AUCKLAND 1025

    Ph: (09) 846 8059
    Mob: 021 150 6022
    Fax:
    Email: anil.sharma@nzpeoplesparty.org.nz

    Party rules:

    new_zealand_peoples_party_constitution.pdf (PDF 100.02 KB)

  • NZ Outdoors Party

    Party registered:

    11 August 2017

    Abbreviation:

    Component parties:

    none

    Logo registered:

    Party secretary name and contact details:

    David Haynes
    Party Secretary
    NZ Outdoors Party
    PO Box 1546
    NELSON 7040

    Ph: (03) 546 6051
    Mob: 027 235 1833
    Fax:
    Email: david@outdoorsparty.co.nz

    Party rules:

    outdoors_party_constitution_v1.pdf (PDF 151.9 KB)

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    Party registered:

    Abbreviation:

    Logo registered: