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Pike River Families Demand Continued Underground Investigation

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 4:06 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Families of most of the 29 men who died following a series of explosions at the Pike River Coal mine in November 2010 are continuing to demand a thorough underground investigation of the disaster, in opposition to the Labour Party-Greens government’s ... More >>

School Students Strike Across NZ Over Inaction On Climate Change

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:16 am | Socialist Equality Group

Thousands of school students walked out of classes to protest throughout New Zealand on April 9 against government inaction on climate change. They were supported by many university students and workers. More than 1,000 people marched through Queen ... More >>

New Zealand Accused Of “backstabbing” Allies Over China

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 11:01 am | Socialist Equality Group

John Braddock New Zealand’s Labour-Green coalition government is under increasing pressure, from sections of the NZ ruling elite and from the country’s allies, over its apparent reluctance to fully endorse the escalating build-up to war against China. ... More >>

Pike River Mine Disaster Families Oppose Government Plan To End Underground Investigation

Saturday, 3 April 2021, 4:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group On March 23 New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government announced there would be no more funding to continue the underground investigation into the causes of the Pike River Coal (PRC) mine disaster. The announcement by Andrew ... More >>

New Zealand’s Public Hospitals Face Worsening Crisis

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 11:19 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 31 March 2021, original url: New Zealand’s public healthcare system is in a severe crisis. Despite the ever-present danger posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government ... More >>

Oppose Deportations And All Anti-immigrant Measures In Australia And New Zealand!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:05 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) demand an immediate end to deportations and all the attacks on immigrants in Australia and New Zealand. In both countries, migrants are facing widespread, institutionalised ... More >>

Two Years Since The Christchurch Far-right Terrorist Attack

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 10:49 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 19 hours ago, original url: March 15 marked the second anniversary of the Christchurch terrorist attack, in which fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant murdered 51 men, women and children in mass shootings ... More >>

Mounting Job Cuts In New Zealand

Saturday, 13 March 2021, 5:33 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The global economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to worsen in New Zealand. Working people are bearing the full burden, through job losses and the soaring cost of living, especially in housing, pushed up by landlords and ... More >>

New Zealand Reserve Bank Reports $69 Billion Of Assets In Māori Economy

Friday, 12 March 2021, 4:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 10 March 2021, original url: A report released by the New Zealand Reserve Bank in January revealed that Māori businesses and non-profit organisations owned almost $NZ69 billion ($US50.2 billion) ... More >>

New Zealand Government Policies Worsen Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 8:49 am | Socialist Equality Group

Chris Ross and Tom Peters,  On February 25, New Zealand’s finance minister Grant Robertson took the unusual step of instructing the Reserve Bank to “take into account the government’s objective to support more sustainable house prices” ... More >>

Australia Cancels Citizenship Of Woman Labelled ISIS Terrorist

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:24 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On February 16, Turkish authorities announced that a 26-year-old woman, Suhayra Aden, was captured with her two children while crossing the border from Syria. Turkey’s Defence Ministry said she was wanted as an alleged Islamic State (ISIS) “terrorist.” ... More >>

Ten Years After New Zealand Earthquake, No Justice For Victims Of Building Collapse

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:10 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group Monday marks ten years since the February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake, which killed 185 people. Thousands of buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, and entire suburbs in the city’s working class east, ... More >>

New Zealand Towns’ Drinking Water Contaminated With Lead

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 4:28 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On February 2, Dunedin City Council (DCC) warned about 1,500 residents of the coastal towns of Waikouaiti and Karitāne, in the Otago region in the South Island, not to drink tap water, after tests found it was contaminated with lead. The council initially ... More >>

Air New Zealand Admits To Working For Saudi Arabian Navy

Saturday, 13 February 2021, 4:08 pm | Socialist Equality Group

TVNZ’s “One News” reported on February 8 that Air New Zealand, the national airline, “has been secretly helping the Saudi Arabian military despite it fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.” For “nearly eight weeks,” the report stated, ... More >>

Australian PM Calls On New Zealand To 'Align More' Against China

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 4:52 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On Sky News on February 1, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called on New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government to “stick together” with the US-led Five Eyes intelligence network, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada, ... More >>

New Zealand Government Bans Foreign Cruise Ship Workers

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:18 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters On January 29, New Zealand’s immigration minister Kris Faafoi announced that the approaching cruise ship Le Lapérouse had stopped just outside the country’s exclusive economic zone and was being advised to “turn around,” after officials ... More >>

New Zealand Protest Calls For Action On Climate Change

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 4:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group About 300 people gathered outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington on January 26 to demand government action to address catastrophic climate change. The rally was led by groups of high school students but also included ... More >>

Facebook Escalates Attack On Socialist Left

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 8:10 am | Socialist Equality Group

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US) 25 January 2021, original url: Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of internet censorship targeting the socialist left. Entire Facebook pages are being taken down, and individual accounts ... More >>

Royal Commission Covers Up Police Dismissal Of Anti-Muslim Threats Prior To Christchurch Terror Attack

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 3:27 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters The report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack, made public last month, asserts that there was no way any state agency could have detected fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant and prevented his massacre of 51 people ... More >>

Protest Over Appalling Conditions In New Zealand Prison

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 1:19 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 5 January 2021, original url: On Sunday, following a tense six-day standoff, 16 prisoners involved in protesting appalling conditions at New Zealand’s Waikeria Prison surrendered to authorities. ... More >>