News & Media

Get the latest news and media releases, media guidance, stock images, and search back through our media release archive.

Our latest media releases and news items are listed below.

Visit the Media Archive for older media releases. The Media Handbook for Broadcasters and Publishers explains the media's obligations in a general election or a by-election. You might also like to use our images for election stories.

  • 2018 Christmas office hours

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    The Electoral Commission’s offices will be closed over Christmas and New Year.

    National Office in Wellington will be closed from Monday 24 December to Monday 7 January.

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  • Response to SSC Inquiry

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    The Electoral Commission has released its response to the State Services Commission Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants.

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  • Referral to Police

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    The Electoral Commission has made a referral to the Police over the failure of the party secretary of the New Zealand People’s Party to declare donations over $30,000 within the required time frame

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