New Zealand



Photo courtesy of Christine Valverde

Kia ora! 

Welcome to the Democrats Abroad New Zealand page.  We are the official country committee for American Democrats living in New Zealand.  Here you will find information about our upcoming events across the country and how to contact the DANZ Executive Committee.

Feel free to get in touch with any of us if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to meet up for a cuppa.

Please send press inquiries here.

Don't forget to join DANZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DemsAbroadNZ!


Melanie Dutt, Chair
Democrats Abroad New Zealand


DA New Zealand Leadership:

| Chair, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| Secretary-Treasurer, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| At-Large Member, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| At-Large Member, Democrats Abroad New Zealand; The Little Old Expat who lives in a Dome House.
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  • News

    DANZ members interviewed by DA UK Womens' Caucus

    Two of our members had to opportunity to take part in a podcast and be interviewed by the wonderful Casey Calista.

    You can listen here:


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    I hope you all are doing well around New Zealand. It is both humbling and exciting to be given the opportunity to be your chair for the Democrats Abroad of New Zealand.

    I wanted to send out a quick note as we all brace ourselves for winter. My sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of the wider team for conducting such a successful election in March. I wanted to convey a special mention to the outgoing committee on their great work of the last two years. These have been the most defining times for our Democratic Party.

    Our annual DPCA Global Meeting will soon be held in Washington D.C. Your leaders will be attending, either via WebEx or in person plus two days of Congressional Door Knocks. I’ll be sharing more about the meet with you in May.  

    My first request to you is to please get in touch with me. I am keen to learn from you what is working well and is of most concern for each of you. I would also like to meet our members and hope to kick off with a Meet and Greet in Auckland and Wellington for a good chat and warm cuppa this coming winter. Stay tuned for dates.

    The days ahead are not light, they are filled with much uncertainty for many of our fellow citizens. However, what we can do together is remain consistent with our commitment to what we believe to be true. I look forward to working with you all, hearing your ideas and making a positive difference for one another and fellow democrats.  


    Take care and be well,


    Melanie Dutt

    Democrats Abroad New Zealand

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Brothers Brewery & Juke Joint in Mt. Eden, New Zealand

    Auckland Area Holiday Party

    Join us for holiday fun at Brothers Brewery from 2 pm until ? on December 9! 

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

    There is something for everyone - even a sandbox, tonka toys and more for the kids.  It's also easily accessible by public transport, only a short walk from the Mt. Eden train station.  For more information on the venue, including menus, please visit

    You can RSVP below.


    Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Rye Bar and Grille in Tauranga, New Zealand

    Tauranga Holiday Party


    Please join us at Rye Bar and Grille for holiday cheer and making merry on December 9 at 2:00 pm.


    Everyone's welcome to attend.


    You can find information about the venue at their site.


    Please RSVP below.