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New Zealand Intelligence Report Targets China Over “Foreign Interference”

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 12:20 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 14 August 2023 Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/08/14/evyc-a14.html New Zealand’s spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), has published its first unclassified national threat assessment. It alleges that amid rising tensions ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Policy Review Targets China

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 9:26 am | Socialist Equality Group

Last Friday the Labour-led government in New Zealand released two policy documents from its ongoing Defence Policy Review—the Future Force Design Principles and a Defence Policy Strategy Statement—as well as a new National Security Strategy. ... More >>

Albanese, Blinken Visit New Zealand To Boost Anti-China Campaign In Pacific

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 6:36 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week made separate but coinciding visits to New Zealand for talks with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and other government officials. The ostensible reason for ... More >>

Three Dead, 10 Injured In New Zealand Mass Shooting

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 7:01 pm | Socialist Equality Group

A horrific mass shooting on July 20 in a busy part of central Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, left three people dead and 10 injured. Around 7:22 a.m., police received reports of gunshots at the Deloitte office tower on Queen Street, which was undergoing ... More >>

New Zealand Prime Minister Hipkins “Unwavering” In Support Of US-NATO War In Ukraine

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 11:03 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 17 July 2023 Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/07/17/xeyc-j17.html At the conclusion of the NATO summit in Vilnius last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins declared: “We will stand with Ukraine until this unjust war ends… ... More >>

Radio New Zealand “Editorial Audit” Expands Censorship Net

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 12:01 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 10 July 2023 Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/07/10/lels-j10.html On 9 June, the state-owned broadcaster Radio New Zealand (RNZ) advised of supposed “inappropriate editing” of several wire service stories relating to the war in ... More >>

New Zealand Post To Sack 750 Workers

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 10:38 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 5 July 2023 NZ Post announced on June 27 that it plans to sack at least 750 staff, claiming it is a necessary response to the historic decline in mail volumes. The announcement follows the closure of ... More >>

New Zealand PM Visits China Amid Growing War Tensions

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 2:28 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins carried out a six-day visit to China, aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties. He was accompanied by Trade Minister Damien O’Connor, Tourism Minister Peeni Henare and 29 business ... More >>

New Zealand Factors Ethnicity In Prioritising Surgery Waiting Lists

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 3:05 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock and Tom Peters A new algorithm used in New Zealand’s hospitals to manage waiting lists for non-urgent surgery includes ethnicity as one of five factors determining which patients take priority. Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand ... More >>

Police Locate More Bodies In New Zealand’s Pike River Mine

Monday, 26 June 2023, 3:41 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group Last Friday, New Zealand Police Superintendent Darryl Sweeney announced that investigators had located the remains of “two, maybe three” of the workers who died in the Pike River coal mine disaster nearly 13 years ... More >>

New Zealand Signs Defence Pacts With Japan, Fiji

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 10:41 am | Socialist Equality Group

Amid a flurry of diplomatic activity last week, New Zealand’s Labour-led government escalated its involvement in the US-led confrontation and preparations for war against China.   On the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, held in Singapore ... More >>

Radio New Zealand Removes References To 2014 Ukraine Coup From Online Articles

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10:29 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 13 June 2023 Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/06/12/cvzr-j12.html In an extraordinary act of retroactive censorship, the state-owned broadcaster Radio New Zealand (RNZ) announced that it has “corrected” 16 of its online articles ... More >>

NZEI pushes through sellout of New Zealand primary teachers

Sunday, 11 June 2023, 8:58 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On June 7, the New Zealand primary teachers’ union NZEI announced that a majority of its membership of about 30,000 teachers had voted to accept a below-inflation pay deal that the union stitched up with the Labour Party-led government.   ... More >>

Protests Against University Staff Cuts In New Zealand

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 11:24 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group There is growing opposition to hundreds of job cuts that have been announced at universities across New Zealand. In response to declining enrolments and years of funding cuts by the Labour government, Otago ... More >>

New Zealand Primary Teachers’ Union Cancels Strike, Pushes New Sellout Offer

Friday, 2 June 2023, 11:59 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/06/01/sthg-j01.html On May 28, the primary teachers union NZEI cancelled a strike planned for May 31, which had been voted for by a majority of 30,000 teachers. The union bureaucracy ... More >>

Wellington Fire Survivor Describes Unsafe, Rundown Building

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 10:23 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Nearly a week after the horrific fire at the Loafers Lodge boarding house in New Zealand, the number of deaths has still not been confirmed. Yesterday, police said the toll was fewer than 10, with five bodies recovered so far from the ... More >>

New Zealand Budget Deepens Austerity

Saturday, 20 May 2023, 5:20 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s Labour Party-Greens government announced its annual budget on Thursday, with Finance Minister Grant Robertson describing it as a “wellbeing budget” that strikes “a balance between supporting our people now with the pressure of cost ... More >>

Widespread Anger Over Anti-Immigrant “Dawn Raids”

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 12:31 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s Labour-led government has been forced into damage control after revelations that a so-called “overstayer” from the Pacific Islands was detained in a dawn raid on his South Auckland home late last month. The brutal anti-immigrant ... More >>

Facebook Blocks Socialist Equality Group From Advertising

Sunday, 7 May 2023, 6:43 pm | Socialist Equality Group

In a thoroughly anti-democratic decision, Facebook has blocked the ability of the Socialist Equality Group (SEG) in New Zealand to run any ads. The SEG is fighting to build a section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) ... More >>

Lessons Of The Treaty Of Waitangi In New Zealand For The Australian Working Class

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 1:51 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group Original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/04/28/ioue-a28.html The Australian Labor government will hold a referendum later this year on amending the constitution to create a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, a body ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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