The Pirate Party of New Zealand and Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party are among the minor political parties set to receive public money for election broadcasts.
The Electoral Commission has allocated $20,000 to each party, compared with the $1.15 million that National and Labour will each get.
Hone Harawira's Mana Party missed out on funding to buy air time and pay for production costs because it was launched after the application date.
Fifteen political parties are eligible to receive an allocation of broadcast time and money for the General Election on November 26.
National and Labour not only receive the same amount of money but also the same amount of broadcast time on TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.
The total broadcasting allocation is $2.85 million (excluding GST), the same as the 2005 and 2008 elections.
A total of 72 minutes has been made available for opening addresses and 60 minutes for closing addresses by both TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.
The process for determining the broadcasting allocation is set out in Part 6 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.
Parties have to meet a criteria for receiving the broadcasting allocation.
The rules include parties being registered on the Register of Political Parties by the dissolution of Parliament on October 20.
Funding allocation (inclusive of GST) for parties:
Labour Party $1,150,000
National Party $1,150,00
Green Party $300,000
ACT Party $160,000
Maori Party $160,000
NZ First $100,000
United Future $100,000
The Alliance $20,000
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party $20,000
Coalition of New Zealanders $20,000
The Kiwi Party $20,000
New Zealand Sovereignty Party $20,000
Pirate Party of New Zealand $20,000
World Peace Party $20,000
For more information on the commission's decision click here .
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