New Zealand Sovereignty Party

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New Zealand Sovereignty Party registered logo

The New Zealand Sovereignty Party was a political party in New Zealand. It was founded in 2010 by Southland businessman Tony Corbett.[1]

The party advocated repealing the 2007 anti-smacking law and the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and free dental care for school children. It opposes mining in national parks and privatisation.[1]

In June 2011 the party was conditionally awarded $20,000 of broadcasting funding for the 2011 election.[2] On 19 October its logo was registered with the Electoral Commission.[3]

The party stood two candidates in the 2011 election — Tony Corbett in Clutha-Southland[4] and Robert Piriniha Wilson in Te Tai Hauāuru[5] — and received 248 votes in total.[6] It did not stand any candidates at the 2014 election.

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  1. ^ a b "New party rises from heartland". Southland Times. 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  2. ^ "2011 Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Registration of party logos". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Information for Voters in Clutha-Southland". Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Information for Voters in Te Tai Hauāuru". Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 General Election: Summary of Overall Results". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2014-01-15.