Register of political parties

If a political party wants to contest the party vote in an election, it must register with us. We keep a register of these parties and make it available to the public.

The register shows each party’s:

  • name
  • abbreviated name
  • component parties, if it has any
  • registration date
  • registration date of current logo
  • secretary and their contact information
  • dates of changes to their rules.

You can download the register at the bottom of this page, or visit us and read the register in person:

Electoral Commission 
34-42 Manners St 
Wellington
Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

See each party’s donation returns by year

Table of registered parties

This table shows which parties are on the register, their abbreviated names, their registered logos, and links to their websites.


ACT New Zealand

Party registered:

17 February 1995

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

The ACT Party

Logo registered:

2 August 2019

Party secretary name and contact details:

Danae Smith
Party Secretary
ACT New Zealand
PO Box 99651
Newmarket
Auckland 1149

Ph: 021 567 301
Email: danae.smith@act.org.nz

Website:

www.act.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Party registered:

30 May 1996

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

The Cannabis Party

Logo registered:

17 February 2016

Party secretary name and contact details:

Irinka Britnell
Party Secretary
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
25 Hanmer Street
Christchurch 8141

Mob: 022 082 4399
Email: avoncbakpak@gmail.com

Website:

www.alcp.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

MANA Movement

Party registered:

24 June 2011

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

MANA

Logo registered:

24 July 2014

Party secretary name and contact details:

Andrew Paul
National Secretary
MANA Movement
39 Baberton Street
Tokoroa 3420

Ph: 07 886 4080
Mob: 028 2589 9141
Email: secretary@mana.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

Māori Party

Party registered:

24 June 2004

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

None

Logo registered:

21 June 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

Matariki Cribb-Fox
Party Secretary
Māori Party
21A Bell Street
Whanganui 4500

Mob: 021 297 7679
Email: gensecmaoriparty1@gmail.com

Previous registered logos:

New Conservative

Party registered:

6 October 2011

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

None

Logo registered:

8 August 2018

Party secretary name and contact details:

Kevin Stitt
Party Secretary
New Conservative
PO Box 99638
Auckland 1149

Ph: 021 281 5759
Email: kevin.stitt@newconservative.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

New Zealand First Party

Party registered:

20 December 1994

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

NZ First

Logo registered:

21 June 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

Liz Witehira
Acting Party Secretary
New Zealand First
251E Rawhiti Rd RD4
Northland 0184

Ph: 027 205 8899
Email: secretary@nzfirst.nz

Previous registered logos:

New Zealand Labour Party

Party registered:

17 February 1995

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

Labour Party

Logo registered:

22 June 2016

Party secretary name and contact details:

Andre Anderson
General Secretary
New Zealand Labour Party
PO Box 784
Wellington 6140

Ph: (04) 384 7649
Mob: 022 036 9906
Email: gensec@labour.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

NZ Outdoors Party

Party registered:

11 August 2017

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

None

Logo registered:

11 August 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

David Haynes
Party Secretary
NZ Outdoors Party
PO Box 1546
Nelson 7040

Ph: (03) 546 6051
Mob: 027 235 1833
Email: david@outdoorsparty.co.nz

Previous registered logo:

The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand

Party registered:

17 August 1995

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

Green Party

Logo registered:

21 June 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

Gwen Shaw
Party Secretary
The Greens
PO Box 11652
WELLINGTON 6142

Ph: (04) 801 5102
Mob: 027 414 4074
Fax: (04) 801 5104
Email: general.secretary@greens.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

Party registered:

10 August 1995

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

Democrats for Social Credit

Logo registered:

2 April 2008

Party secretary name and contact details:

Anne Leitch
Party Secretary
Democrats for Social Credit
42 Reyburn House Lane
WHANGAREI 0110

Ph: 09 430 0089
Mob: 022 188 7056
Email: secretary@socialcredit.nz

Website:

socialcredit.nz

Previous registered logo:

The New Zealand National Party

Party registered:

2 December 1994

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

National Party

Logo registered:

21 June 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

Greg Hamilton
General Manager
The New Zealand National Party
PO Box 1155
Wellington 6140

Ph: (04) 894 7016
Mob: 021 976 988
Fax: 0800 255 277
Email: greg.hamilton@national.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

Party registered:

6 March 2017

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

None

Logo registered:

15 August 2017

Party secretary name and contact details:

Ray McKeown
Party Secretary
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
Postal: 90 Crawford St
Dunedin 9011

Mob: 021 678499
Email: ray@top.org.nz

Website:

www.top.org.nz

Previous registered logos: