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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: 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: 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 >>

Hipkins Rules Out Raising Tax On Super Rich

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 8:54 am | Socialist Equality Group

Last week, New Zealand’s Inland Revenue Department (IRD) released its findings from an investigation into the wealth of the country’s 311 richest individuals. The High Wealth Individuals Research Project, which looked at income and assets from ... More >>

Australia Eases Citizenship Requirements For New Zealanders As Countries Strengthen Military Ties

Thursday, 27 April 2023, 10:44 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 26 April 2023 Original url: Last weekend Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a policy change that will remove long-standing barriers for New Zealanders living in Australia ... More >>

Australian Defence Minister Visits New Zealand To Strengthen Anti-China Alliance

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 8:25 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters   Richard Marles, Australia’s defence minister and deputy prime minister, visited neighbouring New Zealand last week and met with his counterpart, New Zealand Defence Minister Andrew Little. In a press statement the Australian government ... More >>

New Zealand High School Teachers Hold Second One-day Strike

Friday, 31 March 2023, 9:51 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 30 March 2023 Original url: About 20,000 secondary teachers at public schools in New Zealand held a nationwide strike on March 29. It followed a much larger one-day strike on March 16 involving ... More >>

Top US Official Visits New Zealand To Strengthen Ties Against China

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 11:28 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Last weekend Kurt Campbell, national security coordinator in the Biden administration, visited New Zealand in a delegation that included US State and Defence Department officials and Coast Guard representatives. It was the first stop in a ... More >>

50,000 New Zealand Teachers Prepare For Nationwide Strike Against Pay Cuts

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 1:01 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 14 March 2023, Original url:   In New Zealand’s first major industrial action of 2023, 50,000 teachers at public schools will hold a nationwide one-day strike on March 16, after rejecting ... More >>

Anti-China Campaign Ramps Up In New Zealand

Monday, 13 March 2023, 11:07 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 11 March 2023 Original url: Last week the corporate media in the United States and Australia launched a coordinated barrage aimed at preparing their populations for war against China in the very near ... More >>

New Zealand Deaths Increased 10 Percent Last Year

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 12:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters With barely any media coverage, and total silence from the Labour Party-led government and opposition parties, New Zealand’s COVID-19 disaster is continuing. In the fortnight ending March 5, there were 58 COVID-related deaths reported, ... More >>

New Zealand’s Flooding Disaster And The Case For Socialism

Friday, 3 March 2023, 11:03 am | Socialist Equality Group

Original url: Large parts of the North Island of New Zealand, including Auckland, Northland, the East Coast and Hawke’s Bay, remain in a state of devastation after unprecedented floods triggered ... More >>

Twelve Years After Christchurch Earthquake, Building Collapse Victims Denied Justice

Monday, 27 February 2023, 2:05 am | Socialist Equality Group

While large parts of New Zealand are reeling from the flooding caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, which killed 11 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, February 22 marked the twelfth anniversary of another catastrophic event: the earthquake ... More >>

New Zealand Government Slashes Funding For COVID Response

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 3:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 16 February 2023 Original url: Even as thousands of people have been made homeless and at least five have died in New Zealand’s worst storm in decades, the country continues to experience a simultaneous ... More >>

New Zealand Faces Ongoing Pressure To Upgrade Anti-China Stance

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 9:52 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s newly installed Labour Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, visited his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese on February 7. It was his first overseas trip as leader after he assumed office on January 25 following the resignation of ... More >>

Demands For “co-governance” Intensify

Saturday, 11 February 2023, 6:59 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Waitangi Day this year provoked escalating demands for constitutional change to entrench Māori “co-governance” across the political system. The day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between tribal chiefs and representatives of ... More >>





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