Three parties less chasing party vote

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New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party, OUTDOOR RECREATION NZ, and Te Tawharau have each been removed at the party's request from the Electoral Commission's register of political parties able to contest the party vote at general elections. 

The removals took place on 4 September 2007.  The parties were registered on 7 March 2005, 8 March 2002, and 10 August 1995 respectively.  Fifteen parties remain on the register.