1 Jun 2011

Election broadcast funding allocated

2:54 pm on 1 June 2011

The National and Labour parties will each get more than $1 million to spend on television and radio advertising during this year's election campaign.

The Electoral Commission has released its decisions on broadcasting allocation.

National and Labour get $1.15 million each. The Green Party has been allocated $300,000 and the ACT and Maori parties $160,000 each.

Winston Peter's New Zealand First Party gets $100,000, as does Peter Dunne's United Future Party.

Hone Harawira's Mana Party did not register in time and gets nothing.

As well as the money, National and Labour get 20 minutes for opening addresses at the beginning of the campaign and 16 minutes for their closing addresses.

The minor parties get less time for their addresses.