I’ve copied this attestation directly from David Farrar’s KiwiBlog;
It is now 1 January 2008 and much political advocacy for or against a political party and/or candidate [Section 5(1)]is now regulated by the Electoral Finance Act, and treated as an election advertisement unless you qualify for an exemption.
I assert that this website is a blog and published by me on a non-commercial basis, and any views expressed on it by me are my personal political views and under paragraph (g) of Section 5(2) of the Electoral Finance Act, is not an election advertisement.
I further assert that this website is a news media Internet site and that all posts on here are written by me, as the editor, solely for the purpose of informing, enlightening or entertaining readers, and hence also is not an election advertisement under paragraph (d) of Section 5(2) of the Electoral Finance Act.
Let’s hope this pernicious law does not survive 2008.
Same for the Greens and NZ First who supported it.
Let’s also hope that Labour suffers its worst electoral defeat in decades in a few short months.
Don’t vote Labour. Don’t vote Green Party. Don’t vote NZ First.