Internet Party accepting members soon

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER
Last updated 13:58 14/03/2014

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Kim Dotcom's Internet Party should begin accepting members soon, with membership priced at $1.29 for three years, party secretary Vikram Kumar says.

Kumar said the party was waiting for Apple to approve an application that would let people sign up from iPhones before opening its call for members in a week or two.

It would then also be possible for people to sign up through an Android app and through the party's website, he said.

At the same time as issuing its call for members, the party would publish on its website its constitution and an "action agenda" that would outline its high-level vision.

Kumar said the party's official launch, which was delayed from January, would be after it had signed up the 500 members it needed to complete registration with the Electoral Commission and contest the September election.

The party has recruited former Dominion Post sub-editor and former Wellington Phoenix public relations manager John Mitchell as its press secretary.

Mitchell, who lives on the Kapiti Coast, said it would be exciting to give the political "status quo" a shake-up.

"There are a lot of people out there who are probably a bit disenfranchised from politics in general and it's a good opportunity for them to have a look at something different," he said.

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