Gareth Morgan’s new political party already has more than 880 paid members – with the entrepreneur saying he has been blown away by the response.

Morgan launched The Opportunities Party (Top) on Friday, saying problems like inequality and housing affordability could be solved but not by “establishment” politicians.

He plans to gauge public reaction to his campaign before registering the party next year.

Political parties need 500 financial members to register, and that mark was surpassed by Top within 24 hours of launching. As of Sunday afternoon the party had 886 members signed-up.   Read more »