If their policies are so rediculous why dont the mainstream parties ignore them.
Because they are seen as a threat in some way because their policies appeal to some people but isnt that the idea behind democracy
Like one of the earlier posters I am amused by what happens when someone with a bit of cash goes against the established parties. Remember Bob Jones punching the TVNZ reporter on the banks of the Tongariro river for landing his helicopter on the bank while Jones was fishing.
I doubt whether the issue of funding polical campaigns (Banks) would have come up without Dot.com
The only political party I get nervious about the the Conservatives.
As an aetheist I dont want laws passed on the preferences of one religous group who believe in one brand of sky fairy. (When we know nz gods were Ranginui and Papatuanuku)