The General Assembly for PPI took place 4-5 July 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The organization of the GA already had some problems before it started. First announced to be in Warsaw, then changed to Lodz and finally back to Warsaw again. The meeting was chaired by Jens Stomber (PPDE) with assistance from Alex Kohler (PPDE), tabulator was Mikuláš Peksa (PPCZ) and minute keeper Gregory Engels (PPDE) […]
For many in New Zealand and overseas the Internet Party was the “stand-in” for the ailing Pirate Party of New Zealand. It shared many policies with the international Pirate Movement in the areas of human rights, whistle-blower protection, net politics, copyright reform, privacy, transparency, surveillance and others. Early in the campaign, with its alliance partner Mana, they were polling well at 3–4% and were expected […]
Following hard on the heels of Iceland and Finland, the honorary Nordic country in the south Pacific – New Zealand – has elected a new executive council. After a year of declining membership and a board that did not meet regularly the Pirate Party of New Zealand has elected a new executive council. The structure of the board has been simplified to consist of chairperson, secretary, treasurer […]
Last year the New Zealand Pirates half expected Kim Dotcom to take over the Pirate Party of New Zealand when he first declared that he would move into politics. The common ground of internet politics and a pro-business stance would have made it an attractive idea for the Kiwi Pirates, But he chose to create a new party and, on tactical grounds, join forces with […]
On 27 May 2014 the Internet Party of New Zealand joined with the left wing MANA Movement to form an alliance that will fight the New Zealand elections in September 2014. The new party will be called Internet MANA and the terms of the alliance are in an open memorandum of understanding. While this has been openly discussed for a while, it still comes as […]
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales urged Pirate Parties around the world to change their names in a tweet
The small seaside town of Otaki saw the first Pirate Camp held by the Pirate Party of New Zealand over the weekend of 21-23 February 2014. There were only a handful of Pirates in attendance but in spite of that or because of that quite a bit was achieved. The attendees decided to concentrate on planning for the upcoming elections and how to use that to attract […]
The Pirate Times continues to introduce you to Pirate Parties around the world. Today we look at the Pirate Party of New Zealand or Aotearoa. We asked the President a few questions about the party and himself.