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The current National Front logo is the same as the British National Front's logo from the early 1970s.
The current National Front logo is the same as the British National Front's logo from the early 1970s.

The New Zealand National Front is a small far-right political party in New Zealand. Logo of the New Zealand National Front, a far-right political organization in New Zealand. ... Far right, extreme right, ultra-right, or radical right are terms used to discuss the qualitative or relative position a group or person occupies within a political spectrum. ...



Members of the NZNF giving the Hitler salute.
Members of the NZNF giving the Hitler salute.

The New Zealand National Front was founded by Brian Thompson of Ashburton (who had earlier been the New Zealand secretary of an organisation calling itself the League of Empire Loyalists) in 1968, although its operation was erratic. As Paul Spoonley and others have noted, there have been intermittent periods of individual neo-fascist activism in New Zealand, as the cases of Edward Lionel Terry and A.N.Field demonstrate. Many pre-NZNF neo-fascists gravitated toward the New Zealand League of Rights. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Adolf Hitler being saluted with the Nazi salute. ... Ashburton is Ashburton, a town in Canterbury, New Zealand Ashburton, a town in Devon, England Ashburton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The League of Empire Loyalists was a pressure group campaigning against the dissolution of the British Empire in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Edward Lionel Terry (1873-1952) was a New Zealand white supremacist and murderer, incarcerated in psychiatric institutions after murdering a Chinese immigrant, Mr. ... A. N. Field, Arthur Nelson Field, (1882-1963) was a New Zealand white supremacist, anti-Semite and neofascist. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

In 1989, an organisation called the Conservative Front, led by Anton Foljambe, took over the name. Foljambe resigned as leader in 1997, establishing a new organisation called the National Democrats. Later, Kyle Chapman became leader and Foljambe returned. Since then, the NF has achieved considerably greater public recognition. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kyle Chapman (born April 27, 1971) was the former national director of the New Zealand National Front (NZNF). ...

The National Front describes itself as "the leading organisation in New Zealand concerned with the preservation and advancement of unique New Zealand European culture." and considers itself to be "patriotic and nationalistic". The party's policy platform is primarily based around militarist and anti-immigrant themes, and often incorporates elements of survivalism. Militarism or militarist ideology is the doctrinal view of a society as being best served (or more efficient) when it is governed or guided by concepts embodied in the culture, doctrine, system, or people of the military. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A survivalist is a person who anticipates and prepares for a future disruption in local, regional or worldwide social or political order. ...

For many years the leader of the New Zealand National Front was Kyle Chapman, who announced his resignation in May 2005. [1] Kyle has a record of violence, and in 1995 confessed to a string of racially-motivated arson attacks between 1987 and 1992, including the arson of a marae. Chapman has previously been involved with racist skinhead gangs, and still maintains links with them today, most notably the Hammerskins. In 2004, Kyle Chapman unsuccessfully contested the mayoralty of Christchurch, placing fifth out of 10 candidates with 1.9 percent of the public vote. Kyle Chapman (born April 27, 1971) was the former national director of the New Zealand National Front (NZNF). ... The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004. ... A Maori word now common in New Zealand English, marae refers an area of land where the Wharenui or meeting house (literally big house) sits. ... Nazi-Skinheads are a right wing subculture that developed in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 1980s. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Logo of Hammerskins The Hammerskins, or Hammerskin Nation is a white supremacist gang. ...

In July 2005, Sid Wilson became leader of the NZNF. An abrasive and unpopular figure with many in the NZNF, Wilson has failed to maintain the loyalty of many key activists. Membership has declined dramatically. Moderate members, led by Anton Foljambe, have re-established the "non-racist" National Democrats party.

The secretary of the NZNF was, until 2005, Kerry Bolton. Bolton is known for his leadership in the occult, including satanic groups such as the Temple of Set, the Black Order, and the Order of the Left Hand Path. He is also active as a writer, as the owner of the Renaissance Press, and as publisher of The Nexus and other periodicals.[2][3][4][5] Mr Bolton was also "national spokesman" for the political party called the Fascist Union back in the early 90's. Kerry Bolton Kerry Bolton (born 1956) is a occultist and far-right activist in New Zealand. ... Satanism Associated organizations Church of Satan First Satanic Church Prominent figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated concepts Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might is Right Books and publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The Satanic Witch... Forms of Satanism LaVeyan Satanism | Luciferianism | Religious Satanism | Sat/Tan Satanism | Setianism Associated Organizations First Satanic Church | Misanthropic Luciferian Order | Church of Satan | First Church of Satan | Order of Mars | Order of Nine Angles | Order of the Left Hand Path | Temple of Set Symbols and Figures Baphomet | Anton LaVey | Karla... The Nexus was a journal edited by Kerry Bolton in Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand. ...

In 2004, the NZNF began the process of registering as an official political party, (see political parties in New Zealand for more information). On April 18, 2005, the National Front was allocated $10,000 by the NZ electoral commission to fund election campaigning. The National Front was also allocated 30 seconds of primetime TV advertising. This funding was allocated on the condition that the National Front register as a political party. To register, a party must have 500 paid members who are eligible to vote. On June 1, 2005, the deadline for late registration passed and the NZNF failed to register. The Front did not stand candidates in the 2005 general election but national director Sid Wilson encouraged Front members to vote for New Zealand First or the Direct Democracy Party (for whom 5 National Front members, including Chapman and Foljambe stood), describing National and Labour as "Tweedledum and Tweedledee". [6] A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... New Zealand national politics feature a pervasive party system. ... The 2005 New Zealand general election will be a nation-wide election for the New Zealand Parliament, and is to be held on 17 September 2005. ... New Zealand First functions as a political party in New Zealand. ... The Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand is a New Zealand political party which promotes greater participation in government by ordinary citizens. ... The New Zealand National Party (National or the Nats) currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party represented in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the parliamentary Opposition. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ...


Policies of the National Front include:

Picture of a National Front publication produced by Kerry Bolton based on an image used by the Nazi Party in a 1930s election poster.
Picture of a National Front publication produced by Kerry Bolton based on an image used by the Nazi Party in a 1930s election poster.

Example of a publication produced by the NZNF. Some critics claim that a very similar image was first used by the Nazi Party in the 1930s on electioneering posters. ... This article is about the continent. ... This article is about the continent. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... The World Trade Organization (WTO, French: Organisation mondiale du commerce, Spanish: Organización Mundial del Comercio, German: Welthandelsorganisation) is an international, multilateral organization, which sets the rules for the global trading system and resolves disputes between its member states; all of whom are signatories to its approximately 30 agreements. ... The Treaty of Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi (Māori: Te Tiriti o Waitangi) was signed on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun politics. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... The term national bank has several meanings: especially in developing countries, a bank owned by the state an ordinary private bank which operates nationally (as opposed to regionally or locally or even internationally) In the past, the term national bank has been used synonymously with central bank, but it is... International trade is the exchange of goods and services across international boundaries or territories. ... Childcare is the act of caring for and supervising minor children. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The Flag of New Zealand is a defaced blue ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right. ...


The National Front has received some public support, with 1.9% voting in favour of Kyle Chapman in the 2005 Christchurch mayoral election.

The NZNF is an affiliate of the Patriotic Youth League, and the Australia First Party (AFP), and also of the openly neo-nazi White Pride Coalition Australia.[7] Beginning in late 2004, the NZNF and Kyle Chapman, working with two Sydney youths (Members of the PYL and WPCA), helped to organise a now-defunct Australian National Front (ANF). With NZNF administrative and propaganda support, the ANF has also attempted to established a branch in Melbourne. [8] The Patriotic Youth League (PYL) is a patriotic youth organization in Australia whose members describe themselves as radical nationalists [1]. The PYL was founded in late 2002 by Stuart McBeth, a student at the University of Newcastle who was previously involved with the One Nation Party. ... The Australia First Party (AFP) is a minor political party in Australia. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central...


In 2004 the NZNF conducted a protest against Asian influence and immigration in Christchurch city, with other public meetings and pickets nationwide. At a planned "Anti-ZOG" (Zionist Occupied Government) event in the nation's capital on August 14, 2004 the Front organised ten picketers to protest an anti-racism meeting. [9] Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the third largest city in the country. ... Zionist Occupied (Occupational) Government, or ZOG, is a term used to refer to the belief that the United States government is controlled by Zionists where the word Zionists is sometimes used as a euphemism for Jews. ...

Recent demonstrations by the National Front include:

  • Waitangi Day: Wellington and Auckland held demonstrations against the Treaty of Waitangi and the alleged privileges Māori enjoy relative to Pākehā. Māori and Pacific Islanders suffer from below average wages, housing, and health.
  • Protests against Free Trade Agreement with China
  • Protest Against Parliamentarians for Global Action World Law Conference.

On October 23, 2004, the National Front held a protest in Wellington in support of retaining the current New Zealand Flag, which was attended by an estimated 45 persons. A 3000-strong demonstration was organised by the MultiCultural Aotearoa coalition to expose the Nazi sympathies of the National Front. Over 200 demonstrators from the anti-fascist march chased and cornered National Front members, injuring one.(pictured right) was hurt. [10] [11] One National Front member said "The white revolution starts here and now," but, according to the "New Zealand Herald", Kyle Chapman complained the following day of "insufficient police protection". [12]. Kyle Chapman also complained that the police had not arrested more of the anti-racists. The Treaty of Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi (Māori: Te Tiriti o Waitangi) was signed on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. ... The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and to their language. ... Pākehā is a term generally used to describe New Zealanders of Anglo/European extraction, but to many Māori it also means non-Māori or foreigner. ... MultiCultural Aotearoa (MCA) is an anti-fascist group that was formed in 2004 in response to racist attacks in the New Zealand capital, Wellington. ...

In mid 2004, a number of attacks on immigrants and attacks on Jewish property and grave stones were blamed on racist skinheads associated with the Front. The NZNF denied involvement, and although one arrest was made, charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence. British World War Two historian and Nazi sympathizer David Irving offered a US$5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, claiming that the vandal was most likely a deranged Jew. [13] The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Nazi-Skinheads are a right wing subculture that developed in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 1980s. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... David Irving, 2003 David John Cawdell Irving (born March 24, 1938) is a British author of several books on World War II military history. ...

The National Front claims to have benefitted from favourable media coverage, with Kyle Chapman telling the Dominion newspaper that "the media is our best recruiter". National Radio host Linda Clark, claiming the need to "give a voice to all New Zealanders", has interviewed both Chapman and Irving, as well as Australian One Nation founder Pauline Hanson. It was on Clark's show that Irving accused local Jews of desecrating their own cemetery. One Nation is a nationalist and protectionist political group in Australia. ... Pauline Hanson delivers her maiden speech to the Australian Federal Parliament (10 September 1996) Pauline Lee Hanson (born 27 May 1954) is a controversial Australian politician who was the leader of One Nation Party, a party with a staunch anti-immigration, nativist platform. ...

In July 2005, two members of the NZNF were arrested for allegedly unlawfully possessing a firearm and presenting a firearm [14]. The same two people were arrested a few weeks earlier for allegedly vandalising Auckland mosques following the 7 July 2005 London bombings [15]. The 7 July 2005 London bombings were a series of coordinated bomb blasts that struck Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ...


The NZNF operates a website to promote the party. It lists party policies, and has downloadable member application forms. The website had previously offered a few free downloads of flyers, and had links to an affilited forum and other affiliated groups. NZNF's website also previously offered for sale T-shirts, hats, and books on topics of interest to NZNF members, some written by Kerry Bolton. Among the flyers for sale were those titled: "Abortion is genocide", "Zionism is Racist", "NZ Workers sacrificed to coolie labour", and "Family – Folk – Nation". The list of books that were for sale included: The Kosher Connection: Drugs, Israel, Gangsters & Zionism; Protocols of the Elders of Zion; We of the white Race – the Coming New Reformation; Madison Grant's The Passing of the Great Race; Lothrop Stoddard's Rising Tide of Colour; and Adam: the First white Man. This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Zionism is a political movement that supports a homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, where Jewish nationhood is thought to have evolved somewhere between 1200 BCE and late Second Temple times,[1][2] and where Jewish kingdoms existed up to the 2nd century CE. Zionism is... 1992 Russian edition of the Protocols, adapting Eliphas Levis portrayal of Baphomet. ... Madison Grant in the early 1920s. ... The Passing of The Great Race was a racialist and Nordicist book written by the American eugenicist, lawyer, and amateur anthropologist Madison Grant in 1916. ... Lothrop Stoddard. ... Stoddards analysis broke world politics and situations down to the white, yellow, black, and brown people and their interactions with each other. ...

Criticism & opposition

The National Front is seen by many as a fascist or neo-Nazi group, and has previously had problems with police. One member was videotaped in 2004 declaring, "I'm a Nazi and I'm fucking proud of it too." Fascism (IPA: ) is a radical political ideology that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, nationalism, militarism, anti-liberalism and anti-communism. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ...

The NZNF website and an affiliated web forum, NZpolitics, have been hacked repeatedly. Perhaps the first attack was made in late 2004 by a hacker claiming affiliation with the BlackMask Collective. The hackers do so as the National Front is a fascist, racist organisation. [16], [17]

The National Front has also been the subject of attention from the weblog community. Australian blogger Matt Henderson-Hau's coverage of NZNF activities led to the formation of FightDemBack (FDB), a group which specifically focuses on the NZNF and related organisations. A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... Fight Dem Back, often abbreviated FDB, is an Australian & New Zealand anti-racist group. ...

See also

  • Far-right politics in New Zealand

Far-right politics, defined here as organised advocacy of fascist, neo-Nazi, white supremacist, or anti-Semitic views, has been present in New Zealand to a limited extent. ...

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