Candidate returns for the 2017 General Election

Candidate returns of election expenses and donations for the 2017 General Election were due on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Candidate returns include amounts disclosed for donations, anonymous donations, and overseas donations, and election expenses for newspaper advertising, radio and television advertising, internet advertising and other forms of advertising.

These returns are for electorate candidates only. List candidates are not required to file returns. Two registered parties, The Internet Party and New Zealand People's Party, did not contest any electorate seats and therefore are not represented below.

Summary of candidate returns (XLSX, 57KB)

Candidate returns by party

ACT New Zealand

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Ban 1080

Conservative Party of New Zealand

MANA Movement

Māori Party

New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Labour Party

NZ Outdoors Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand

The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

The New Zealand National Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

United Future New Zealand

Candidate returns for independent candidates

Independent candidates & unregistered parties

Copies of returns are also available for inspection at the Electoral Commission, Level 10, 34-42 Manners Street, Wellington.
For any further information about candidate returns, contact the Electoral Commission, phone +64 4 495 0030 or email

Last updated: 19 March 2018