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Destiny New Zealand will no longer be a political party.
Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki announced the party will be de-registered from Tuesday, making way for a new Christian political party.
"The reality is if we, New Zealand's Christian community and those who care about family values are to have a genuine voice in parliament, we will be far more effective together than we are apart," Tamaki said as he made the announcement.
Tamaki won't be drawn on whether he will stand in next year's parliamentary elections.
He says he will be on the party's National Advisory Committee but standing for a seat in parliament could be an option.
Brian Tamaki announced that Copeland was one of the leaders but the Independent MP is furious he was not warned the name of the other leader, Destiny's Richard Lewis, would also be announced.
"I have never seen any politician have to field a curve ball as big as that," says Copeland.
"Chaotic, shambolic, amusing to watch, but frankly, anything that involves Tamaki and the black shirts is doomed to fail," says United Future leader, Peter Dunne.