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New Zealand Workers Speak Out On Unsafe Conditions, Wage Cuts

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:13 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Workers in New Zealand remain deeply concerned about being exposed to the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. The Labour Party-led government’s four-week shutdown of schools and non-essential businesses began on March 26 in an ... More >>

Workers Remain At Risk During NZ's Lockdown

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 12:19 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s total confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reached 451 on March 28, an almost nine-fold increase in seven days. Twelve people are in hospital and two are in intensive care. No deaths have been reported, to this point. Most cases ... More >>

Pacific Islands Nations Threatened With Disaster By Coronavirus

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:09 am | Socialist Equality Group

The remote micro-states and island chains across the Pacific face a terrifying situation due to the global coronavirus pandemic. While geographically isolated, their impoverished, neo-colonial status, lack of health facilities and dependency on tourism make them ... More >>

New Zealand Government Predicts COVID-19 Recession, Gives Billions To Business

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 10:41 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group On Tuesday, New Zealand finance minister Grant Robertson announced a $12.1 billion stimulus package, equal to 4 percent of gross domestic product, in response to the rapidly worsening global economic crisis ... More >>

How Profit-gouging And Government Deregulation Created New Zealand’s Home-building Catastrophe

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 1:21 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 12 March 2020, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/12/rott-m12.html Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand’s Leaky Buildings Disaster by Peter Dyer (Bateman Books, 2019) New Zealand’s housing problems were recently described as ... More >>

New Zealand PM Ardern Boosts Relations On Fiji Visit

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:12 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spent three days in Fiji from February 24–27, the first visit by a NZ leader since 2016, and only the second since the 2006 military coup that installed Frank Bainimarama, Fiji’s current prime minister. ... More >>

Late New Zealand PM Mike Moore Lauded As A “working-class Hero”

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:21 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group Mike Moore, a leading figure in New Zealand’s 1984–90 Labour government, which initiated the “pro-market” assault on jobs, living standards and the social rights of the working class, died on February 2, ... More >>

Coronavirus Accelerates Job Cutting In New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:43 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Chris Ross and Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 2 March 2020, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/nzvi-m02.html As world economic growth falls to its lowest level since the 2008 global financial crisis, the wages, jobs ... More >>

New Zealand’s Waitangi Day Promotes Nationalism And Militarism

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:06 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Every year, New Zealand’s national day attracts wall-to-wall media coverage of events at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in Northland, where government ministers, other political leaders, tribal leaders and religious figures give speeches, ... More >>

Thousands Of Students Affected By New Zealand’s Anti-Chinese Travel Ban

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 9:11 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 11 February 2020, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/11/crnv-f11.html The New Zealand government’s ban on anyone entering the country from China, apart from NZ citizens and residents, has provoked shock and anxiety among immigrants, ... More >>

Rally to free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 8:25 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (SEG) has called a demonstration in Wellington on Sunday, February 23 to demand the immediate and unconditional release from imprisonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning. More >>

The right-wing record of Jacinda Ardern’s government

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 11:17 am | Socialist Equality Group

The right-wing record of Jacinda Ardern’s government in New Zealand By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) 3 February 2020, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/03/arde-f03.html New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on January 28 that the next election ... More >>

Paralysed woman faces life-threatening deportation

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 12:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

In a case which highlights the increasing brutality of New Zealand’s immigration system, a paralysed Tongan woman and her family are due to be deported on January 31, despite doctors warning the mother of six could die. More >>

On the far-right soldier charged with disclosing intel

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:54 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 25 January 2020, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/fasc-j25.html More >>

New Zealand Greens support military build-up

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:05 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s Green Party purports to have a pacifist foreign policy. Its founding charter lists “non-violent conflict resolution” as one of four guiding principles. Following the recent US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, an act ... More >>

Union shuts down bus drivers’ strike, scapegoats migrants

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:32 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 6 January 2019, original url https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/06/buss-j06.html More >>

White Island - will tourism companies be held accountable?

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:40 am | Socialist Equality Group

Sixteen people are confirmed dead and another two are unaccounted for, presumed dead, after the eruption of White Island/Whakaari volcano on December 9. Twenty-six people remain in New Zealand and Australian hospitals, all with severe burns requiring complex ... More >>

Growing poverty and inequality in New Zealand

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:31 am | Socialist Equality Group

Numerous reports point to worsening poverty and social inequality in New Zealand, more than two years after the formation of the Labour Party-led government, which pledged to end the former National Party government’s austerity regime, imposed ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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