Welcome to Libertarianz

Libertarianz was the first political party in New Zealand committed to the concept of a free society with a free market economy.

The Libertarianz Party voluntarily deregistered with the Electoral Commission in February 2014.  Press Release here.

We would like to sincerely thank those who helped set up the Libertarianz Party, who stood as candidates, who assisted with election campaigns and all those who voted for us. Over the years it has become obvious that registered party status was not going to be a successful approach for the people involved in libertarian politics in this country. We are now moving on from that. Watch this space!

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Latest Press Releases

  • Libz Announce Deregistration
    03 February 2014

    Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today confirmed that the Electoral Commission had last week deregistered the party at its own request. “Senior party members had been discussing for several months how we might get more bang for our buck, and it was decided … Read more

  • Libz Prepare To Incinerate Census Papers
    18 February 2013

    Libertarianz Party leader Richard McGrath today urged anyone who objects to the coercive nature of the five-yearly census to destroy their papers. “Members of my party up and down New Zealand will be burning, shredding, defacing or ignoring the documents … Read more

  • Libz Ambivalent on Nude Jogging High Court Ruling
    02 December 2012

    Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath welcomes the High Court decision vindicating nude jogger Andrew Pointon. “Andrew has hailed this as a victory for libertarians, and I agree. This opens the door for increased freedom of speech and expression, as guaranteed in … Read more

  • Libz Offer Mixed Response To Salvation Army’s Tax Proposals
    26 November 2012

    Libertarianz Party leader Richard McGrath applauded the suggestion by Salvation Army spokesman Campbell Roberts that taxes for lower incomes be abolished. “Our policy at the last election was to make the first $50,000 of income tax-free, thus easing the burden … Read more

  • Libertarianz Want Income Tax Reprieve in Christchurch
    26 November 2012

    In response to New Zealand First’s call for a rent freeze in Christchurch to help low income families, Libertarianz Leader Richard McGrath says the last thing Christchurch needs is more government interference. “The Christchurch recovery continues at a snail’s pace … Read more


Libz Appalled By Death Of Stephen McIntyre

Libertarianz Party leader Richard McGrath expressed shock at the death last weekend of Stephen McIntyre, former president of NORML and longtime campaigner for the right of adults to self-medicate, and lays much of the blame with the NZ Police and … Read more