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New Zealand Government Sending Thousands Back To School During Worsening COVID-19 Outbreak

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:31 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government is systematically removing lockdown restrictions in Auckland, the centre of an expanding COVID-19 outbreak, and telling the population that it must accept a major increase in cases. On Wednesday, ... More >>

No Retreat From Elimination! Mobilise The New Zealand And International Working Class To Defeat COVID-19

Monday, 18 October 2021, 9:47 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand is holding an online public meeting on Saturday, October 23, at 4:30 p.m. (NZ time) to discuss the urgent need for working people to organise to fight for a scientific strategy to eliminate COVID-19 nationally, ... More >>

New Zealand COVID-19 Outbreak Grows After Restrictions Eased

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:56 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters In the week since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand would be “transitioning” away from its previous strategy of eliminating COVID-19, with more restrictions in Auckland to be lifted, the outbreak of the highly-infectious ... More >>

No Retreat From Elimination! The New Zealand And International Working Class Must Fight To Stamp Out COVID-19

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:39 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The announcement by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that her Labour Party-led government will no longer pursue an elimination strategy for COVID-19 has provoked considerable shock and anger, as well as significant confusion.   Internationally, ... More >>

New Zealand Government Abandons Elimination Policy For COVID-19

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 10:36 am | Socialist Equality Group

by Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 6 October 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/10/06/elim-o06.html Since New Zealand first went into a nationwide lockdown in March 2020, it has been one of a very small handful of countries with a stated policy of eliminating COVID-19 ... More >>

Teacher And Advocate Opposes Reopening Of Early Childcare During COVID-19 Outbreak

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 11:54 am | Socialist Equality Group

On September 22, New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government eased the COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland from “level 4,” the strictest level, to “level 3.” More than 200,000 people are estimated to have returned to workplaces, with restrictions such ... More >>

New Zealand Government Eases COVID-19 Lockdown In Auckland

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:41 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 23 September 2021, original url https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/09/23/auck-s23.html On Wednesday the lockdown in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, was eased from “alert level 4” to “level 3,” despite new cases of the highly infectious ... More >>

New Zealand PM “Pleased To See” AUKUS Military Pact

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 7:02 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 22 September 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/09/22/nzau-s22.html The Labour Party-Greens coalition government in New Zealand has cautiously welcomed the AUKUS military pact announced on September 16 by US President Joe Biden and the ... More >>

New Zealand Pseudo-left Daily Blog Promotes Wuhan Lab Lie

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 3:32 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The trade union-funded Daily Blog, the most significant publication of New Zealand’s liberal and pseudo-left commentators, last month posted the latest in a long-running series of blogs promoting the lie that the deadly COVID-19 virus originally escaped ... More >>

Rising hospitalisations in New Zealand’s Delta outbreak

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 10:18 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group On Wednesday the New Zealand government reported another 75 cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, bringing the total infections from the current outbreak to 687. Almost all are in the biggest city, Auckland, with ... More >>

New Zealand Pseudo-lefts Cover Their Tracks Over Afghan War

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 4:10 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The historic debacle of the US and its allies in Afghanistan has sharply exposed the predatory nature of the imperialist war, and demolished the fabrications used by all the political parties and individuals that promoted it. The invasion was a ... More >>

New Zealand Ruling Elite Whitewashes Its 'Contribution' To Afghan War

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government this week dispatched an Air Force Hercules plane with 40 military personnel to Afghanistan to evacuate over 100 NZ citizens, plus foreign nationals and Afghanis who collaborated with the allied occupation of the country. ... More >>

New Zealand locked down after Delta cases identified

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 11:12 am | Socialist Equality Group

On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and the Coromandel region, will be placed in lockdown for seven days, and the rest of the country for three days, after a 58-year-old Auckland man tested ... More >>

New Zealand Government Lies About Pike River Mine Re-entry Promises

Friday, 13 August 2021, 10:56 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 13 August 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/08/12/pike-a12.html The Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) in New Zealand is continuing work on sealing the underground Pike River coal mine, where 29 workers lost their lives in a series ... More >>

New Zealand Government’s Proposed “hate Speech” Law Attacks Free Speech

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 9:17 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock  Against a backdrop of rising social tensions, widening inequality and emerging resistance by the working class to austerity, New Zealand’s Labour Party-Greens government is preparing new “hate speech” laws that will ... More >>

Union Sells Out Wellington Bus Drivers

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:46 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following an extremely tense meeting on Thursday, July 29, bus drivers in Wellington voted narrowly to approve a sellout collective employment agreement (CEA) hatched by NZ Bus and the Tramways Union. Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan told Stuff that ... More >>

NZ Labour Government Moves To Seal Pike River Mine

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 4:44 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) resumed work this week on installing the first of two seals in the Pike River underground coal mine. The Labour Party-led government is intent on ending an underground investigation ... More >>

New Zealand Nurses Prepare More Strikes As Healthcare Crisis Worsens

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 11:09 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group   About 30,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives in public hospitals around New Zealand voted earlier this month to hold another three nationwide strikes. The members of the New Zealand Nurses ... More >>

Online Meeting: The Wellington Bus Drivers Dispute And The Case For Rank-and-file Committees

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 9:01 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand is holding a public meeting on Saturday July 17 at 4:00 PM to discuss the way forward for bus drivers in Wellington, and the need to build rank-and-file committees. We call on workers and students throughout ... More >>

The Wellington Bus Drivers Dispute And The Case For Rank-and-file Committees

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 5:06 pm | Socialist Equality Group

More than a week ago, drivers employed by NZ Bus in Wellington voted against a sellout deal hatched by the Tramways Union and management. The offer, the third that the drivers have rejected, would have increased hourly wages to just two dollars above ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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