OurNZ Party

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OurNZ logo, as registered with the NZ Electoral Commission

The OurNZ Party was a political party in New Zealand. The party advocated a new currency, a 1% transaction tax, a written constitution, and binding referenda.[1] Its founding leaders were former Direct Democracy Party leader Kelvyn Alp and Rangitunoa Black.[2]

Kelvyn Alp represented the party in the June 2011 Te Tai Tokerau by-election,[2][3] gaining 72 votes, coming last in a field of five.[4]

In September 2011 the party's logo was registered by the Electoral Commission,[5] and announced it would merge with the Republic of New Zealand Party.[6]

Kelvyn Alp announced his departure from his role on 25 September, saying that Will Ryan would take over as interim party leader.[7] Although the party had expressed an intention to contest the November 2011 general election, and had selected at least one person to stand for it,[8] there were no OurNZ candidates registered with the Electoral Commission when nominations closed.[9] It did not stand any candidates at the 2014 election.

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  1. ^ "Principles and objectives". OurNZ Party. Retrieved 31 May 2011.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "OurNZ Party's Kelvyn Alp to contest Te Tai Tokerau By-Election". Infonews. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Five parties vie for Tai Tokerau". Stuff. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Official Count Results -- Te Tai Tokerau Byelection". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Applications to register political party logos approved". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 10 November 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Our NZ has a constitution". Scoop.co.nz. 5 September 2011.
  7. ^ "OurNZ Facebook post". 25 October 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Alexandra man puts hand up for party; Former Young Nat backs OURNZ". Timaru Herald. 30 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Where to vote and who is standing". Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2011.

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