Seniors Party goes online

  • 20/07/2016
Seniors Party goes online

New Zealand's newest political party has launched its website and says it's on the way to signing up the 500 members it needs to register.

The NZ Seniors Party announced itself last month, when it had 100 founding members.

"Interest has been exceptional and the website will answer many of the questions we are being asked," interim chairman Paul Rea said on Wednesday.

The party intends putting up candidates in next year's election.

It will need five percent of the party vote to get any of them into Parliament, and it's banking on the fact that in 2014 there were 650,000 people over 65 - nearly 15 percent of the population.

The party's policies are based around the wellbeing of seniors, which it says successive governments have ignored.