Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 10. 1966.
Auckland — The student-formed Civic Action Party, aimed to encourage and promote young people as candidates for municipal elections in the Auckland regional districts, is seeking official status as a political party.
The Party will submit a draft constitution to a public meeting held on the Auckland campus shortly.
If the constitution is approved by a majority of the meeting the group, which put forward four independent candidates for the Auckland City Council and Regional Authority elections last year and received a total of 40,000 votes, will become an official political party.
"The aim is to put in a more highly organised challenge to the octagenarian control of Auckland in coming elections," a member of the steering committee of the party. Mr. Noel Anderson, told NZSPA.
"The intention is to put up candidates in the 20-30 age group, though anyone over the age of 17 may be a member of the party," Mr. Anderson said.
The party is based mainly at present on student membership beyond the campus. A financial base will be built up by subscription of 5s a year for University students. Auckland businessmen and others who supported the independent action at the last election have promised further support.