9 July 2004
Maori Party registered
Commission meeting this morning (9 July 2004) resolved to
register Maori Party as a political party, allowing the
party to contest the party vote at a general
Requirements for registration include providing
evidence of having at least 500 current financial members
and a statement of intent to contest a general election with
a party list, or in at least one electorate, or both.
Maori Party registration application was received on 9 June
2004. No comment was received from the public in response
to public notices advising of the application.
staff will begin processing a Maori Party logo registration
application after 24 July 2004, which is the last date for
the return of the writ for tomorrow’s Te Tai Hauauru
by-election. The Electoral Act prevents the processing of a
logo registration application while a by-election is
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