2017 General Election Broadcasting allocation for the 2017 General Election

See how much money we allocated to parties for broadcast advertising during the 2017 General Election.

Parliament gave us $4,145,750 (including GST) to allocate to registered parties.

Learn more about how parties can use the broadcasting allocation

You can download our full decision at the bottom of this page. The decision includes information on how we allocated the money.

This table shows how much money we allocated to each eligible party.

Political Party Allocation (inclusive of GST)
The New Zealand National Party $1,285,825
New Zealand Labour Party $1,036,956
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand $497,739
New Zealand First Party $394,043
Māori Party $124,435
ACT New Zealand $93,326
United Future New Zealand $93,326
Conservative Party of New Zealand $51,848
Internet Party $51,848
MANA Movement $51,848
Ban1080 $41,478
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party $41,478
New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit $41,478
The Opportunities Party (TOP) $41,478
Universal Party* $37,330
GOdsownNZ* $37,330
1Law4All* $37,330
Coalition for Common Good* $37,330
New Zealand Outdoors Party* $37,330
Alliance Party* $37,330
The Expatriate Party of New Zealand* $37,330
New Zealand Independent Parliament* $37,330
Total allocated $4,145,746
Total available $ 4,145,750 incl GST

We released a variation of our original broadcasting allocation decision on 23 August 2017. The variation disqualified the following parties from getting an allocation because they weren’t registered as political parties by 22 August 2017:

  • The Universal Party
  • GOdsownNZ
  • 1Law4All
  • Coalition for the Common Good
  • Alliance Party
  • The Expatriate Party of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Independent Parliament.

Download our full written decision