Campaign 4 Change



Welcome to the Campaign!

Thank you for your interest in our campaign.

The Campaign 4 Change has been established to advocate for a common electoral roll for New Zealand. That means abolishing the Maori seats and the Maori roll.

In order to build support, we are publishing our advertisement – see below – as widely as we can in the lead up to the General Election.

The spokesman for the campaign is David Round, a law lecturer at Canterbury University, chairman of the Independent Constitutional Review Panel, and author of
Truth or Treaty? Commonsense Questions about the Treaty of Waitangi.

The public policy think tank, the New Zealand Centre for Political Research, is providing support for the Campaign 4 Change. For more information on the NZCPR, see HERE.

Background Information

A great deal of background information on the need for a common electoral roll can be found on the website, but in particular, a comprehensive paper,
The Maori Seats in Parliament by Professor Philip Joseph of Canterbury University can be read HERE. An article from 2013, Have your say on the future of the Maori
, is available HERE, and a more recent paper, Maori Seats Undermine Democracy, can be read HERE.


If you would like to donate to the public information campaign, to help us publish our advertisement in as many newspapers around the country as we can before the election,  please click the following button.


Weekly Newsletter 

The NZCPR regularly addresses this issue in our free weekly public policy newsletter. If you would like to register for the mailing, please click the button.



The NZCPR has been running a petition to abolish the Maori seats – if you would like to sign, please click the button.



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The Advertisement

To read the Campaign 4 Change newspaper advertisement, please click the image.



The Campaign 4 Change has been registered with the Electoral Commission as a third party promoter for the 2014 General Election. It is being run by a committee, comprisiing David Round (spokesman), Muriel Newman (manager), and Geoff Parker (administrator).


For all enquiries, please email:


Campaign 4 Change

PO Box 984, Whangarei