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:

Hilda Halkyard-Harawira
National Secretary
MANA Movement
PO Box 546
Kaitaia 0441

Mob: 021 2900216
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:

Waiwera Rose Waetford
Party Secretary
Māori Party
19B Cunliffe Street, Johnsonville
Wellington 6037

Mob: 027 359 9545
Email: maoriparty@maoriparty.org.nz

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 13319
Auckland 1643

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
Secretary General
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:

Dianna Lacy
Acting General Secretary
New Zealand Labour Party
PO Box 784
Wellington 6140

Ph: (04) 384 7649
Mob: 022 666 2228
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:

Jenn Haakma
Party Secretary
117 Allen Rd
RD1 Broadlands
Reporoa 3081

Mob: 0277 667 464
Email: jenn@outdoorsparty.co.nz

Previous registered logo:

One Party

Party registered:

9 July 2020

Component parties:

None

Logo registered:

9 July 2020

Party secretary name and contact details:

Bonita Belworthy
199A Vogel Street
Roslyn
Palmerston North 4414

Mob: 027 626 4834
Email: bonita@oneparty.net

Previous registered logo:

Sustainable New Zealand Party

Party registered:

4 December 2019

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

SNZP

Logo registered:

4 December 2019

Party secretary name and contact details:

Ivan Tava
Party Secretary
62 Knights Road
Rothesay Bay
Auckland 0630

Email: ivan@sustainablenz.org.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:

Social Credit

Logo registered:

15 October 2019

Party secretary name and contact details:

Anne Leitch
Party Secretary
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 logos:

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:

5 February 2020

Party secretary name and contact details:

Ray McKeown
Party Secretary
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
90 Crawford St
Dunedin 9016

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

Website:

www.top.org.nz

Previous registered logos:

Vision New Zealand

Party registered:

4 December 2019

Component parties:

None

Abbreviation:

Vision NZ

Logo registered:

4 December 2019

Party secretary name and contact details:

Anne Williamson
Party Secretary
Vision New Zealand
44 Bob Charles Drive
Golflands
Auckland 2013

Email: office@vision.org.nz

Previous registered logo:

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