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On Samoa's deadly measles epidemic

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:36 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 3 December 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/samo-d03.html More >>

NZ military’s unexploded bombs killed Afghan civilians

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 11:25 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s military was responsible for 17 civilian deaths and injuries, including the deaths of 7 children, caused by unexploded bombs left behind at firing ranges in Bamyan province, Afghanistan. The deaths, reported by Stuff Circuit on November ... More >>

Shane Jones echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:52 am | Socialist Equality Group

Shane Jones, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour-led government, and a member of the right-wing NZ First Party, has used the government’s intensifying attacks on immigrants to echo the extreme-right positions espoused in the Christchurch ... More >>

New Zealand military to expand Pacific presence

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:11 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 8 November 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/paci-n08.html More >>

Labour-led government extends draconian anti-terror laws

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:23 am | Socialist Equality Group

A Bill that gives authorities greater powers over so-called returning “foreign fighters” passed its first reading in the New Zealand parliament on October 24, after a last-minute deal between the Labour Party and the Greens. The two are partners ... More >>

Public meeting: Free Julian Assange!

Friday, 1 November 2019, 8:32 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Trump administration is seeking to extradite Julian Assange, an award-winning Australian journalist and citizen, and put him on trial on multiple charges of espionage. His only alleged crime? In 2010, WikiLeaks published documents leaked by Chelsea ... More >>

New Zealand defence chief admits Afghan civilian death

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 9:53 am | Socialist Equality Group

After years of stonewalling and denials, New Zealand’s Chief of Defence has accepted that a three-year-old girl was likely killed during a 2010 New Zealand Special Forces (SAS) raid in Afghanistan. More >>

On the SkyCity Convention Centre fire

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:13 am | Socialist Equality Group

Firefighters this morning brought a major fire under control at the construction site for Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre, one of the city’s largest and most expensive building projects. The centre’s unfinished roof burst into flames ... More >>

On the Ardern government's class-based immigration

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:23 am | Socialist Equality Group

On October 7, New Zealand’s Labour Party-led coalition government announced draconian class-based restrictions on immigration. From February 2020, the government will reopen the Parent Category visa nearly four years after the previous National Party ... More >>

Inquiry whitewashes Kiribati government over ferry disaster

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:04 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 21 October 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/21/kiri-o21.html More >>

New Zealand housing crisis worsens under Labour government

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Nearly two years into its term in office, and ten months after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that 2019 would be her Labour Party-led government’s “year of delivery,” one of New Zealand’s major social issues—housing—is embroiled ... More >>

Free Julian Assange! Protest in Wellington

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 12:29 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Free Assange NZ, supported by the Socialist Equality Group, is holding a protest in Wellington this Friday October 11 at 1pm, to demand freedom for Julian Assange. More >>

Unexplained death at university hall of residence

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 12:08 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 3 October 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/nzcu-o03.html More >>

Ardern promotes internet censorship at UN

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 9:46 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used her visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly to accelerate global efforts to censor the internet. Her government is playing a leading role in exploiting the March 15 Christchurch terrorist ... More >>

170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 12:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

An estimated 170,000 people joined protests across New Zealand yesterday in the country’s third Climate Strike this year. The turnout represents 3.5 percent of the country’s population. It followed global protests over the past week which ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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