Kim Dotcom's Internet Party and its logo have been formally registered by the Electoral Commission, the party confirmed this evening.
"This is a big step for the Internet Party and our members as we look ahead to the election in September,'' chief executive Vikram Kumar said.
"It's a clear signal that we mean what we say and that we're serious about delivering the political change that Kiwis want.''
The party scored a first by gaining approval to sign up members online and reached the required 500 members within a few hours.
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"That's testament to how we do things - we're fresh, we're different and we mean business.''
The party is currently seeking candidates from its membership to stand in the election, and also expects in the next week or so to confirm whether it will enter into an electoral alliance with Hone Harawira's Mana Party.