Broadcasting funding announced ahead of General Election

The Electoral Commission has released its decision on the broadcasting funding for political parties ahead of this year’s general election.

National and Labour will get the biggest slice of the pie with $1.15 million and 36 minutes of air time each.

The Greens will receive $300,000 and 15 minutes. ACT and the Maori Party will both get $160,000 and nine minutes while NZ First and United Future get $100,000 and five and a half minutes.

Non-Parliament parties such as Alliance and Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis will receive $20,000 and two minutes.

Hone Hawariwa’s Mana Party has missed out on funding due to the party being lunched after the application date.

The parties can use the money for production costs and to buy airtime. Their own money can be used to help with production but not to buy airtime.

Source: Stuff 

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