Unless a new party pops up to register before Thursday, then there are 21 parties contesting the election, in terms of the party vote. This assumes they will all file a party list, which may not happen.
In 1996 there were 22 registered parties, with 21 of them contesting the election. In 1999 25 registered parties and 22 of them contested the election.
2002 saw just 15 parties registered, and 14 competing. And last time in 2005 all 19 parties made it onto the ballot.
The parties in alphabetical order are
- ACT New Zealand
- Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
- Direct Democracy Party
- Jim Anderton’s Progressive
- Māori Party
- New World Order
- New Zealand First Party
- New Zealand Labour Party
- New Zealand Pacific Party
- RAM – Residents Action Movement
- The Alliance
- The Bill and Ben Party
- The Family Party
- The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand
- The Kiwi Party
- The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit
- The New Zealand National Party
- The Republic of New Zealand Party
- UNITED FUTURE NEW ZEALAND
- Workers Party of New Zealand