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Trust Democracy NZ is an organisation which aims to strengthen democracy through education and research on the state of democracy in New Zealand and the Pacific, providing spaces for deliberative dialogues and stimulating interest in people’s participation in political discourse.

What makes us different?

We are different because we focus on deliberative democracy, processes and innovation in New Zealand and the Pacific.

We are here for everyone with an interest in strengthening and advancing democracy. Our goal is to see a society that values and promotes people’s participation in public life.

Get in touch

If you are interested in our work, would like to support our cause, become a member or have any questions please get in touch:

Our Committee

Maureen Gillon


Simon Wright


John Pennington

Committee member

Dave Henderson

Committee member

Andrew Ecclestone

Committee member

Ross Patel

Committee member