New World Order Party

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New World Order Party
LeaderNathan Lee Couper
PresidentNathan Lee Couper
DeputyJustin Mclean
HeadquartersBahrain country territory
Ideology New World Order
International affiliationBoard and Party Membership
ColoursBlack and White
MPs in the House of Representatives None

The New World Order was a registered political party in New Zealand. The party was founded in 2006 by Nathan Lee Couper. Its stated goal was to bring about global peace through a unified World Government. The Chief of the WGEC is Stephanie Monique Smith. [1]

A political party is an organized group of people who have the same ideology, or who otherwise have the same political positions, and who field candidates for elections, in an attempt to get them elected and thereby implement the party's agenda.

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

The Political Party's President and Secretary was Nathan Lee Couper and the party's International Board Manager was Justin Mclean. [2]

On 1 April 2008 the party formally applied for registration with the New Zealand Electoral Commission. [3] It was registered on 20 May 2008. [4] Couper collected signatures and spare change from passersby on the street in order to satisfy the legal requirements for 500 financial members. He admitted not all 500 members actually paid a fee. [1] [5]

The party applied for broadcasting funding, and was allocated $10,000. [6] Despite receiving an allocation and receiving extensive coverage on Eating Media Lunch , a satirical current affairs program, [7] the party did not run any candidates in the 2008 election as it did not provide the thousand dollar deposit to nominate a party list. [1]

Eating Media Lunch (EML) was a satirical New Zealand news show hosted by Jeremy Wells. It aired on TV 2 and online on TVNZ OnDemand from 2003 to 2008. The show was frequently controversial during its run.

In May 2010 the party registered a logo with the Electoral Commission. [8]

The party did not apply for broadcasting funding for the 2011 election, and its registration was cancelled, at the party's request, on 9 June 2011. [9]

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