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Application to change party name

Jun 20, 2023 | News

The Electoral Commission is considering an application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to change the name of the following political party:

Current Party Name: Māori Party

New Party Name: Te Pāti Māori

Applicant: Lance Norman, Party Secretary

Registration of a party name may be refused if the name is indecent, offensive, excessively long, likely to cause confusion or mislead electors, contains any reference to a title or honour or similar form of identification.  

Anyone who wishes to comment on the party name may do so in writing to the Electoral Commission at:

The deadline for comments is 5pm, Tuesday 4 July 2023.

More information on the party registration and logo registration process is available online here, or by emailing or phoning 04 495 0030 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

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