Dotcom offers free tickets to launch party
Kim Dotcom has offered 2000 free tickets to a party that he will hold at Auckland’s Shed 10 venue on Monday.
Calling it the "Party Party", Dotcom announced free entry via Twitter.
Dotcom has already confirmed he will be announcing details of his new party on Monday January 20, which will be the second anniversary of the FBI raids on Dotcom's Coatesville mansion.
It's also his birthday, and the party will be doubling as a launch for his new album "Good Times".
The German internet mogul also teased he would be joined by "very very special guests".
Dotcom can't stand for Parliament as he is not a New Zealand citizen, but he can play a central role as party leader or president.
Some commentators have tipped the party could cause problems for both National and Labour.
All agree, a vote for any Dotcom party would be a vote against Prime Minister John Key.
If those voters come from the young, internet-savvy, protest voter pool, then that could mean a loss of votes for the left of Labour, the Greens and Mana.
But commentators have voiced that if his party persuades disaffected non-voters to mobilise, that could spell trouble for National.
Dotcom has until one month out from the election to get the 500 members required and register a party.