2014 Variation Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released

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The Electoral Commission has released its variation decision on the amount of time and money allocated to political parties for the broadcasting of election programmes for the 2014 General Election.

The Commission may vary the allocation decision under certain circumstances provided for in the Broadcasting Act 1989, including, for example, if a party failed to register as a registered political party by 14 August 2014.

The Commission’s variation decision is available here [PDF 354.04 KB] and is summarised below.  

Variation of Broadcasting Allocation Decision for the 2014 General Election

Parties

Monetary allocation (incl of GST)

Time allocation of opening addresses (in minutes)

Time allocation for closing addresses (in minutes)

The New Zealand National Party (National Party)

$1,076,229

15.5

15.5

The New Zealand Labour Party (Labour Party)

$939,565

13.5

13.5

The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand (Green Party)

$409,993

7.5

7.5

New Zealand First (NZ First)

$204,996

4.5

4.5

Māori Party

$102,498

2.5

2.5

ACT New Zealand (ACT Party)

$76,930

2

2

Internet Party and MANA  Movement (Internet MANA)   

$78,581

2

2

United Future New Zealand (United Future)

$78,581

2

2

New Zealand Independent Coalition (NZIC)

$78,581

2

2

Conservative Party of New Zealand (Conservative Party)

$61,499

1.5

1.5

The Alliance (Alliance)

$34,357

1

1

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP)

$34,357

1

1

The Civilian Party (Civilian)

$34,357

1

1

Focus New Zealand (Focus NZ)

$34,357

1

1

The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit (Democrats for Social Credit)

$34,357

1

1

Radio New Zealand (RNZ)

$4,012

 

 

Total allocated

$3,283,250

58

58

Total allocated

$3, 283,250

 

 

Total available

$3,283,250

60

60

 

The Electoral Commission's full variation written decision and 6 June 2014 decision are available here. 

More information about the broadcasting allocation process is available here.