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Fiji Election: Crooks in Suits

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:32 pm | Byron Clark

On September 17 Fiji held its first election since Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama seized power in a 2006 coup. With his Fiji First party receiving 59.2% of the vote, Bainimarama will remain in power. More >>

National and its right wing friends

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:21 pm | Byron Clark

National today appears to be seeing a level of popularity unheard of in the MMP era. But behind the polls, the reality is much more mundane. Most political polls exclude undecided voters and those planning not to cast a ballot, yet these groups can occasionally ... More >>

MANA gets it right on Pacific migration

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 4:21 pm | Byron Clark

Following questions directed at Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse from opposition MPs and media regarding a meeting with businessman and National Party donor Donghua Liu, who in Woodhouses words “had ideas about investor policies and his experience ... More >>

Why the Internet Party is resonating

Monday, 5 May 2014, 1:47 pm | Byron Clark

In the March issue of Fightback we examined the politics at the then new Internet Party. The verdict at that time was that “there is no sign that it represents a progressive force”. There have been some developments since then, Kim Dotcom has ... More >>

The Internet Party: A progressive force?

Monday, 3 February 2014, 11:27 am | Byron Clark

The Internet Party is going to fundamentally change this country’s political landscape, apparently. It’s unusual for a party that has not registered with the electoral commission, and who haven’t announced any concrete policy or candidates, to be ... More >>

300 hotel workers strike in Fiji

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 5:01 pm | Byron Clark

On December 31 close to three hundred workers at Sheraton Fiji, Sheraton Villas, and Westin Denarau Island Resort took industrial action. Workers held a spontaneous protest against the unilateral removal of their staff benefits. More >>

NZ and Pacific nations still poles apart on labour mobility

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 12:12 pm | Byron Clark

On September 26th acting NZ High Commissioner Sarah Wong joined Barret Salato, Director of the Solomon Islands Labour Mobility Unit in Honiara to make an announcement about Solomon Islanders working in New Zealand. More >>

The dangers of deep sea oil drilling

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 4:44 pm | Byron Clark

Last month the government announced that nearly 434,000 square kilometres of land and ocean floor in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone would be opened up for oil and gas exploration. The areas in include onshore areas in Taranaki, the East ... More >>

Historian fundraising to publish book on Occupy Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 2:02 pm | Byron Clark

Christchurch activist Byron Clark is fundraising to record an oral history of the Occupy movement in the city. “We don’t know exactly how much the Occupy movement will change the world, but Time named ‘The Protester’ as their person of the ... More >>

 

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