New Zealand



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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:

| Chairperson, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| Secretary-Treasurer, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| Legal Counsel, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
| At-Large Member
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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.

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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

    Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    The Good Home in Mt Eden, New Zealand

    Special Meeting for Election of Vice Chair - Auckland

    There will be a General Meeting on July 15 at 2:00 PM.  During the meeting, there will be a special election to fill an open seat for Vice Chairperson.

    We will be holding a live event in Auckland at The Good Home in Mt. Eden.  WebEx is available for those who cannot attend in person. 

    If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please email our nominating committee at

    Hope to see you there, but if you cannot attend in person, Webex is available. You can find the Webex information here.

    A proxy form can be found here.