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On the attacks on National's relations with China

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:06 am | Socialist Equality Group

The long-running campaign against purported Chinese “interference” in New Zealand’s political system intensified in the past week following a five-day visit to Beijing by opposition National Party leader Simon Bridges. More >>

Official report exposes dire conditions in NZ prisons

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 12:02 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier recently released a damning report on conditions at Ngawha Prison, in the impoverished and socially-divided Northland region, which has a significant inmate population of indigenous Maori. More >>

Crisis erupts in New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Friday, 6 September 2019, 8:40 am | Socialist Equality Group

One year after imposing a sellout agreement on 30,000 nurses and healthcare assistants, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), the country’s third-largest union, is embroiled in factional conflict. More >>

New Zealand economic forecast: “Things could turn ugly”

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:58 am | Socialist Equality Group

Fears of a global recession, amid the US trade war with China, financial instability and market volatility, are growing around the world. In New Zealand, Westpac bank economists this month downgraded their 2020 annual GDP forecast from 3.1 percent ... More >>

Tongan government threatens to block access to Facebook

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 8:43 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 27 August 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/27/tong-a27.html The government of Tonga, an impoverished Pacific archipelago with 110,000 inhabitants, is threatening to block all access to Facebook. More >>

Rift widens between Australia and Pacific countries

Monday, 26 August 2019, 9:13 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 24 August 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/24/paci-a24.html More >>

Government exploits shooter's letter to censor prisoners

Friday, 23 August 2019, 5:26 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a press conference on August 19 that her government is likely to impose new restrictions on prisoners’ rights to send letters. She said the law could be changed in “weeks.” More >>

Outrage over babies taken by the state

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:29 am | Socialist Equality Group

On July 30, several hundred people gathered outside parliament in Wellington for a protest titled “Hands Off Our Tamariki [children].” They delivered a petition with 17,000 signatures calling for the government to stop “stealing Maori children.” ... More >>

Maori nationalist parties exploit Ihumātao protest

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:56 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 8 August 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/08/ihum-a08.html In recent weeks the New Zealand media has given intense media coverage to an occupation led by Maori activists protesting against a proposed property development at a historic ... More >>

Free Assange and Manning - protest in Wellington on Sunday

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:59 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group is hosting a protest rally in Cuba Street, Wellington (at the intersection with Left Bank) on Sunday 14 July at 2:30pm to oppose the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and to demand ... More >>

Protest in Wellington against US brutality towards refugees

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:16 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 8 July 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/nzus-j08.html More >>

NZ media promote far-right Christian party

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:15 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 2 July 2019, original url https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/02/dest-j02.html More >>

NZ Primary teacher union pushes through sellout pay deal

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 3:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) announced on Wednesday that a majority of roughly 30,000 primary teachers had voted in favour of a union-backed pay agreement with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government. ... More >>

Protest on July 14: Free Julian Assange!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:17 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) will hold a rally in Wellington, as part of the global campaign of the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site to demand freedom for Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks ... More >>

Vote no to union sellout of New Zealand teachers!

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12:21 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (SEG) calls on teachers to decisively reject the proposed settlement announced last Friday by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), Post-Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s ... More >>

NZ government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 11:33 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government announced on June 10 that New Zealand’s deployment of about 100 soldiers to Iraq will be extended for another 12 months. The deployment of about a dozen troops to Afghanistan will last for at ... More >>

Teacher speaks out against conditions at impoverished school

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 4:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The WSWS recently spoke to a teacher at a secondary school in a small New Zealand regional town. In his first year in the profession, the young teacher wished to remain anonymous to avoid repercussions for speaking out. But he described the severe crisis ... More >>

NZ secondary teachers’ union cancels industrial action

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 5:22 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 7 June 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/nzte-j07.html More >>

Budget gives billions to military, starves public services

Monday, 3 June 2019, 1:53 pm | Socialist Equality Group

"Wellbeing" budget gives billions to the military, starves public services More >>

Break from Labour and the unions! Unite the working class

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 3:19 pm | Socialist Equality Group

About 52,000 teachers and some principals held New Zealand’s biggest-ever education sector strike on Wednesday, involving every state-run school in the country. It is the first time primary and secondary teachers have held a joint strike. Mass protests ... More >>

 

 

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