The Concept of Kia Koe
Kia Koe, broadly meaning: you choose, is a political party where the key philosophy is “empowerment”. It provides a platform for people of all ages and walks of life to contribute to current debate and influence the issues and events affecting their society.
Involvement in Kia Koe is like having access to an unlimited 24/7 referendum that actively solicits ideas, concepts and discussions from registered members who want to influence the actions of government.
Input is via supervised forums (quadrants) that lie at the heart of Kia Koe and registered users can participate in any of the quadrants once they are qualified to do so (Aged 12 to 17, is free, which means they have immediate membership and ability to influence policy development and choices, 18 and over, there is a membership fee)
We encourage you to submit a registration request as soon as possible and look forward to your participation. Kia Koe is not yet a registered political party, and cannot be until the minimum number of members (500) defined the relevant Electoral Commission is reached.
We are so confident that this will be your best Political Party experience that we are offering a 100% money back guarantee on your membership fee if you are not satisfied that we are collectively achieving the outcomes stated for the benefit of all. We expect that within 90 days you will become comfortable with the Kia Koe system and what it delivers to you personally and your fellow countrymen. If this is not your personal experience simply complete the online refund application and we will credit your account in full. A period of 90 days of your joining fee must have lapsed as this is not a system for instant gratification.
About the name "Kia Koe"
New Zealand is the birthplace of our party and it was important that our name reflected those origins. The original idea was to name it the “You Choose” party, which is what the party is all about, but that had no obvious connection with the New Zealand culture.
So we looked to the Maori language for a translation of “you choose” to find a name or phrase, or adaptation, that shouts New Zealand, that combines well with our uniquely New Zealand logo and is easily recognized, being unlike anything else in the New Zealand political arena.
And so the name Kia Koe was born. It is not intended to be a strict translation from the Maori language. We trust that people will accept that and embrace the meaning and intent of Kia Koe in the same way that words such Aroha, Whanau and Haka have become accepted throughout New Zealand culture.
We are sometimes asked if the name implies a Maori political party. The answer is no, it caters to everyone. The ambitions of Kia Koe are outlined in the Mission Statement that appears on this page.
Our Mission Statement
"The mission of Kia Koe is to provide the best possible parliamentary democracy option that guarantees free thinking, worship, speech and association. We will promote a just and humane society, free from all forms of bias and racial prejudice and where the role of law and justice is constantly re-considered and re-approved. We will make empowering the population an integral part of government by creating opportunities for policy development at grass roots level across all sectors of society. We will support equal opportunity for all and the promotion of a society where everyone can enjoy the highest standards of living, education, health and social justice. We will ensure that current generations are the custodians of our natural resources and the environment, charged with preserving those assets for the future generations to come. We will ensure that current generations are responsible for the ownership of their own political direction, and setting the platforms for future custodians: the next in line, being our children. It will be our intention to limit the role of government to only those functions necessary to create and support the objectives described in this statement. It is also intended that we constantly question and re-approve the various roles of Government, that the services being provided are both required and suitable for the needs of society, together with the expenses involved in maintaining those roles and services."