Pirate Party of New Zealand
Intellectual property reform,
Freedom of information,
|International affiliation||Pirate Parties International|
The Pirate Party of New Zealand (PPNZ) was an unregistered political party in New Zealand. The party was based on the Swedish Pirate Party and focused on issues of copyright and patent reform and internet privacy. It contested elections in 2011. It was a member of Pirate Parties International.
Activity in 2011
On 27 August 2011 the party took part in a nationwide protest against the Infringing File Sharing Amendment Act: several hundred people around New Zealand drew media attention to the revised law.
The Pirate Party was a non-registered party in the 2011 General Election, but contested the Hamilton East and Wellington Central electorates. The party won 137 votes in Hamilton East, and 277 in Wellington Central.
Activity after 2011
- "Core Policy". PPNZ. Retrieved 25 December 2009.
- "About the PPI". PP International. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- "Ten Candidates Stand in Botany By-Election". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "2011 Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "Prepare ye for Pirate Party election broadcast". TVNZ. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "Applications to register political party logos approved". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- Tom Pullar-Strecker (25 November 2011). "Pirate Party pushes candidates for protest". Dominion-Post. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- "Election Results -- Hamilton East". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Election Results -- Wellington Central". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Join". Pirate Party of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
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