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 171.29 KB). An Excel spreadsheet, available here (XLS 10.5 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:

    National_party_rules_0.pdf (PDF 549.29 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 4222 370
    Email: anneburn@clear.net.nz

    Party rules:

    NZF Constitution Dec 2015.pdf (PDF 306.87 KB)

  • 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:

    Roxanne Hansen
    Secretary
    Democrats for Social Credit
    27 George Street
    MATAMATA 3400

    Ph: (07) 888 4174
    Mob: 027 733 6641
    Email: roxannehansen@clear.net.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:

    Julian Crawford
    Party Secretary
    Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
    66 David Street
    Caversham
    DUNEDIN 9012

    Ph: (03) 742 1172
    Fax:
    Email: secretary@cannabis.org.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
    PO Box 48039
    Blockhouse Bay
    Auckland 0644

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

    Party rules:

    maori_party_constitution_2016.pdf (PDF 256.05 KB)

  • MANA Movement

    Party registered:

    24 June 2011

    Abbreviation:

    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)

  • 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
    PO Box 387
    MASTERTON 5840

    Ph: 021 143 5585
    Fax:
    Email: damianlight@xtra.co.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:

    Fred Look
    Party Secretary
    Internet Party
    Box 7
    Colville 3547

    Ph: 07 866 6877
    Mob: 021 0837 3943
    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:

    David Hector
    Party Secretary
    First Floor
    106 Collingwood Street
    Nelson 7010

    Ph: 03 546 8898
    Mob: 021 586 644
    Fax: 03 546 8897
    Email: dh@davehector.com

    Party rules:

    ban1080_constitution_august_2014.pdf (PDF 266.64 KB)

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    Party registered:

    Abbreviation:

    Logo registered: