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23 parties claim election broadcasting share

Mar 15, 2005

Twenty-three political parties planning to contest the general election are claiming eligibility to be considered for a share of $3.212 million in broadcast election advertising funds, as well as 102 free minutes available for opening and closing addresses on each of Television New Zealand and National Radio.


New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party registered

Mar 8, 2005

The Electoral Commission resolved on 7 March 2005 to register the New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party, allowing the party to contest the party vote at a general election.

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Broadcasting allocation starts

Jan 14, 2005

The first formal mechanisms in preparation for this year's general election are underway with political parties wanting to be considered for an allocation of broadcasting time or funds for radio or television election advertising having until Wednesday, 9 February, to let the Electoral Commission know.

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New list MP for Act party

Nov 23, 2004

Kenneth Xiaoxuan WANG was declared by the Chief Electoral Officer, David Henry, to be elected a member of Parliament with effect from 22 November 2004 (the date of publication in the Gazette).


Māori Party logo registered

Oct 15, 2004

The Electoral Commission today (15 Oct 04) registered the logo of Māori Party, allowing the logo to be printed on election ballot papers.

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Māori Party registered

Jul 10, 2004

The Electoral Commission meeting this morning (9 July 2004) resolved to register Māori Party as a political party, allowing the party to contest the party vote at a general election.

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