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Election advertising funds re-jigged

Election advertising funds re-jigged as new parties fail to stand lists

Minor parties have received a small boost in their broadcast election advertising allocation from the Electoral Commission with the redistribution of funds previously allocated to parties which have since failed to register and nominate party lists in the general election.

Party Original allocation

Additional from re-allocation Total final allocation (to each party in group)
All values include GST
Labour Party 1,100,000 1,100,000
National Party 900,000 900,000
ACT, Green Party, NZ First, UNITED FUTURE 200,000 6,607 206,607
Mâori Party 125,000 4,129 129,129
Progressive 75,000 2,478 77,478
Alliance, Christian Heritage NZ, Destiny NZ, Libertarianz 20,000 661 20,661
99 MP Party, Democrats , New Zealand F.R.P.P., The Republic of New Zealand Party 10,000 330 10,330
Parties that failed to register and nominate party lists were: Beneficiaries Party, National Front, Patriot Party, Republic Aotearoa New Zealand Party, and New Zealand Equal Values Party. Each of these parties had received an initial allocation of $10,000.

All parties but Labour and National receive the pro-rata increased allocation, as these two parties were allocated funds from a pool fixed at $2 million, with the remainder of parties to share the remainder of the $ 3,212,000 available. Some of the funds also helped produce broadcast opening addresses by parties in the bottom two allocation bands (additional to each party’s allocation).

Parties may use the allocated funds to produce and run radio and television advertising for the party vote. Parties may not pay for the running of radio and television advertising from their own funds. Electorate candidates may fund the production and running of radio and television advertising within their $20,000 election expense limit.


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