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Online Book Launch: Political Lessons Of The Pike River Disaster & Cover-up

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10:55 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand and the World Socialist Web Site will hold an online public meeting on Saturday, June 4, at 5:00 p.m. to launch the new book Pike River: The Crime and Cover-up , published by Mehring Books.   ... More >>

In Major Attack On Free Speech, Migrants NZ Facebook Group Forced To Close

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:30 pm | Socialist Equality Group

In a blatant attack on freedom of speech, the popular Facebook group Migrants NZ, with a membership of more than 75,000 people, was recently forced to shut down after threats of legal action from the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), ... More >>

NZ Experiences Deadliest Month Of The Pandemic

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 6:32 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s COVID-19 death toll has increased more than tenfold over the past two months, as a result of the Labour Party-led government’s decision to keep schools and non-essential businesses open and to remove most public health restrictions. ... More >>

Daily Blog Urges “Treason” Investigation Into New Zealand Trotskyists

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 1:52 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 29 April 2022 Original url: On April 16, Martyn Bradbury, editor of New Zealand’s Daily Blog, published an extraordinary attack on the Socialist Equality Group (SEG), the New Zealand supporters ... More >>

New Book: "Pike River: The Crime And Cover-Up" By Tom Peters

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 5:42 am | Socialist Equality Group

The new book "Pike River: The Crime and Cover-Up", published by Mehring Books, is available from Nationwide Book Distributors in New Zealand: The book is available in Australia and internationally from Mehring Books: ... More >>

New Zealand Labour Government Advances Pro-union, Anti-strike Law

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 10:01 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 25 April 2022 Original url: Under conditions of a rapidly developing global economic crisis, attacks on living standards and escalating class struggles, New Zealand’s Labour-led government has ... More >>

New Zealand’s Leading Health Officials Resign As COVID Deaths Mount

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 6:33 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Three leading officials in New Zealand’s Ministry of Health have announced their resignations, in the middle of the country’s Omicron surge that has overwhelmed hospitals and is killing 10 to 20 people per day. On Wednesday, Director-General ... More >>

Three Years Since The Christchurch Terror Attack

Monday, 21 March 2022, 6:59 am | Socialist Equality Group

Wednesday marked three years since the March 15, 2019, terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant murdered 51 men, women and children at two mosques, and injured nearly 50 more. The attack, driven by racism and anti-Muslim ... More >>

New Zealand Police End Borehole Drilling At Pike River Mine After Finding More Human Remains

Sunday, 13 March 2022, 6:37 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On March 9, New Zealand police announced that they had taken images of two more bodies inside the abandoned Pike River coal mine. Twenty-nine workers were killed in a series of underground explosions which started on November 19, 2010. Their bodies ... More >>

New Zealand Court Bans Strike By 10,000 Health Workers

Monday, 7 March 2022, 12:55 am | Socialist Equality Group

In an extraordinary last-minute ruling on March 3, New Zealand’s Employment Court banned a 24-hour nationwide strike by 10,000 healthcare workers that was to take place the following day, and a second strike scheduled for March 18. The court ruled ... More >>

Coroner’s Inquiry Begins Into New Zealand’s Far-right Terror Attack

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 11:08 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters From February 22 to 24, the Christchurch Coroner’s Court held an initial hearing to determine the scope of its inquiry into the deaths of 51 people in the terrorist attack on March 15, 2019. The hearing was held remotely due to the ... More >>

On The Accelerating Omicron Surge

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 11:22 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters New Zealand’s COVID-19 surge continues, with case numbers rising sharply every day, placing immense pressure on the rundown healthcare system. Daily reported infections have nearly tripled in the past week, from 1,160 on February 16 to 3,297 ... More >>

New Zealand Rail Workers Highlight Unsafe Conditions As COVID-19 Surge Continues

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 6:19 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s Omicron outbreak continues to surge. On Friday, 1,929 new cases were reported in the community, up from 1,573 on Thursday, bringing official active infections to 9,874. The real numbers are undoubtedly far higher, since few people ... More >>

New Zealand Right-wing, Pseudo-lefts Urge Government To “engage” With Far-right Protesters

Friday, 18 February 2022, 11:29 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 17 February 2022, Original url: Hundreds of protesters opposed to vaccine mandates are in their 10th day occupying the lawn outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington. The so-called Freedom ... More >>

COVID-19 Surges In New Zealand

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 10:57 am | Socialist Equality Group

On Monday, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health reported a record 981 new cases of COVID-19 in the community. This follows 810 cases on Sunday, which was nearly double the previous day’s tally. More >>

New Zealand Joins Diplomatic Offensive Against Russia Amid Escalating War Build-up

Sunday, 13 February 2022, 6:34 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Amid the intensifying US-NATO build-up to a potentially catastrophic war with Russia, New Zealand’s Labour-Green Party government has positioned itself firmly on the side of the country’s imperialist allies. Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said in ... More >>

Growing Concern About New Zealand Government Allowing Omicron To Spread

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 10:46 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 9 February 2022 Original url: In a speech to parliament on Tuesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated the Labour Party-Greens government’s message that nothing will be done to stop ... More >>

An Open Letter To Workers In New Zealand: Join The Fight To Stop The Pandemic And Save Lives In 2022

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 6:24 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The working class in New Zealand faces immense dangers as a result of the Labour Party-led government’s decision to allow the Omicron variant of COVID-19 to spread throughout the country. The Socialist Equality Group calls on workers, students and ... More >>

Open Letter To New Zealand Rail Workers: Form Rank-and-file Committees To Fight For Safe Working Conditions

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 11:19 am | Socialist Equality Group

Rail workers employed by Transdev in New Zealand face the imminent threat of being infected by the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Labour Party-led government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ditched its previous policy of eliminating COVID-19 and ... More >>

New Zealand Schools And Public Transport Will Be Breeding Grounds For Omicron Infections

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 9:16 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters The New Zealand government’s decision to let the highly-infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 spread across the country has sparked significant anxiety and anger, including among parents and public transport workers. Labour Party Prime ... More >>