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Hidden Long COVID Crisis Deepens In New Zealand

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Initially, with strict border controls and lockdowns imposed by the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour Party government, New Zealand was largely successful keeping the pandemic at bay. More >>

New Zealand Labour Party Leader Feigns Concern About Inequality

Saturday, 30 March 2024, 7:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s opposition Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins delivered a “state of the nation” speech on March 24, in an attempt to resuscitate the party after it lost power in a landslide defeat in the October 2023 election. The speech was ... More >>

New Zealand Government Continues To Stoke Racism

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 11:03 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 26 March 2024 Original url:   On March 17, New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, leader of the right-wing nationalist NZ First Party, delivered a tirade against the previous ... More >>

Migrant Workers Destitute After Collapse Of Buildhub In New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:05 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 22 March 2024 Original url: About 145 migrant workers, mainly from Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, lost their jobs last month with the liquidation and closure of New Zealand construction ... More >>

Five Years Since The Christchurch Terror Attack, Many Unanswered Questions Remain

Monday, 18 March 2024, 10:00 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters March 15 marked five years since fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant murdered 51 men, women and children, and injured 40 other people, in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 2019 terror attack was the country’s ... More >>

Academic Witch-hunted For Criticising Military Boot Camps For Young Offenders

Monday, 11 March 2024, 10:28 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group New Zealand’s far-right government and sections of the media this week launched a furious witch-hunt against an academic who criticised plans to cut spending on school lunches and to establish military ... More >>

Christchurch Terrorist Foreshadowed Mosque Attacks Online Over A Year Before

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 12:35 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock   According to a report from the Conversation , republished in the Guardian on February 20, Christchurch fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant posted about his intentions on the website 4chan at least a year before his 2019 deadly ... More >>

New Zealand Foreign Minister Seeks To Block Chinese Influence In Southwest Pacific

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 9:24 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters undertook a four-day tour of three Pacific Islands states beginning on February 7, hard on the heels of a visit to Australia that saw a strengthening of security and defence ties between ... More >>

Protests Continue As NZ Government Refuses To Condemn Israel’s Genocide

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:27 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By the Socialist Equality Group 23 January 2024 Original url: With barely any media coverage, thousands of people took part in protest actions across New Zealand in recent days, as part of escalating global rallies against Israel’s ... More >>

New Zealand In COVID Surge As Government Plans New Attacks On Public Health

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 12:05 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 9 January 2024 Original url Another 44 deaths with COVID-19 were added to New Zealand’s toll over the last week, amid a surge of infections over the summer holiday period. The number of people ... More >>

New Zealand Media Demands More Military Spending

Monday, 8 January 2024, 5:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Herald, the country’s major newspaper, published two major articles on Wednesday by reporter David Fisher, under the headlines “NZ Defence Force in crisis—our ships can’t sail, planes can’t fly and soldiers have left in droves” ... More >>

The National Party-led Government’s Agenda Of War And Austerity, And How To Fight It

Sunday, 31 December 2023, 11:02 am | Socialist Equality Group

One month has passed since New Zealand’s conservative National Party formed a coalition government with the right-wing nationalist New Zealand First and the libertarian ACT Parties. This unstable coalition, which took more than five weeks of negotiations ... More >>

Far-right Government Formed In New Zealand

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:55 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, After 40 days of secret negotiations following New Zealand’s October 14 election, the conservative National Party leader Christopher Luxon yesterday signed a coalition deal to form a government with two widely despised far-right parties, ... More >>

New Zealand Medical Lab Workers Strike Again Over Low Wages

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:39 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters More than 1,000 medical laboratory workers in New Zealand held 24-hour strikes on November 17 and 20, with workers in different parts of the country striking on different days. The workers, including scientists, technicians, and phlebotomists, ... More >>

WSWS Speaks With Former Radio New Zealand Journalist Mick Hall About Being Smeared As A “Russian Agent”

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 3:00 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with journalist Mick Hall, who was the victim of a hysterical anti-Russia campaign that erupted in June. Hall lost his job at Radio New Zealand ... More >>

Public Meeting In Wellington: Stop Israel’s Genocide Against GazaBy The Socialist Equality Group

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:07 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in New Zealand is holding a public meeting calling for an end to the genocidal war being unleashed on the Palestinian population in Gaza. The meeting will be on ... More >>

Thousands Protest Across New Zealand Against Israel’s Genocide In Gaza

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 12:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Over the past fortnight thousands of people in New Zealand have joined the global protests against the Israeli government’s genocidal bombing of Gaza. More than 5,700 people, including 2,360 children, have been killed and tens of thousands injured ... More >>

Why The Working Class Turned Against Labour In New Zealand’s Election

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following the Labour Party government’s historic defeat in New Zealand’s October 14 election, the corporate media quickly declared that voters had “moved sharply to the right” (Washington Post) delivering what the UK Guardian called “a surge ... More >>

Landslide Defeat For Labour In New Zealand Election

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:04 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 16 October 2023 Original url New Zealand’s Labour Party government suffered an historic defeat in Saturday’s election. According to preliminary results, Labour’s support virtually halved from ... More >>

Capitalist Parties Promise Sweeping Attacks On Working Class In New Zealand Election

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

With the voting period for New Zealand’s October 14 election now open, campaigning has entered its final critical phase. The political establishment is facing a historic crisis, fuelled by intensifying geo-strategic tensions and escalating war threats, ... More >>





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