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Warnings about danger of White Island eruption were ignored

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:29 am | Tom Peters

A total of 17 people are now believed to have died in Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island/Whakaari in New Zealand. Police have recovered six bodies from the uninhabited island, leaving two still missing. More >>

Nurses Organisation lashes out at critics on social media

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 4:26 pm | Tom Peters

New Zealand Nurses Organisation lashes out at critics on social media By Tom Peters (original url ) On August 22, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) Board posted a statement on its ... More >>

NZ’s “Pacific reset” aims to reassert imperialist dominance

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 9:38 am | Tom Peters

A five-day tour by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of four small and impoverished Pacific island countries has been seized on by the corporate media to once again glorify the Labour Party-led government. More >>

General strike in French Polynesia

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11:13 am | Tom Peters

17 February 2018, Thousands of workers in Tahiti and other parts of French Polynesia joined what was originally called an “indefinite” general strike on February 15 against the government’s plan to raise the pension entitlement age from 60 to ... More >>

Media frenzy over PM's pregnancy distracts attention

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:34 am | Tom Peters

Following the announcement on January 19 that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant, New Zealand was inundated with fawning media coverage. Newspapers were crammed with congratulatory messages from local and foreign political leaders. Columnists offered ... More >>

Government seeks to contain outrage over Pike River disaster

Monday, 8 January 2018, 12:59 pm | Tom Peters

On January 31 New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government will formally establish the Pike River Recovery Agency. The new department is tasked with preparing a re-entry of the Pike River coal mine, on the South Island’s west coast, to recover the bodies ... More >>

On calls for Chinese drug smugglers to be “executed”

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 2:45 pm | Tom Peters

Mana Party leader calls for Chinese drug smugglers to be “executed” By Tom Peters from the World Socialist Web Site, original url: 30 June 2017 Hone Harawira, leader of the Maori nationalist Mana Party, declared ... More >>

Opposition parties feign support for Pike River families

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 12:52 pm | Tom Peters

Opposition parties feign support for Pike River disaster families By Tom Peters, World Socialist Web Site More >>

New Zealand Labour Party marks its centenary

Monday, 3 October 2016, 3:45 pm | Tom Peters

"On the Labour Party's centenary" was originally published at: The New Zealand Labour Party held a special conference in July to mark 100 years since its founding in 1916. In two speeches delivered to the gathering, leader Andrew ... More >>

Anti-TPP protests promote economic protectionism

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:40 pm | Tom Peters

"Anti-TPP protests promote economic protectionism" More >>

New Zealand to send troops to Iraq : Tom Peters

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:25 am | Tom Peters

Prime Minister John Key announced on Tuesday that up to 143 New Zealand soldiers will be sent to Iraq in May to join the US-led war, ostensibly to help fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). More >>

New Zealand First Party attacks foreign students

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:21 pm | Tom Peters

Winston Peters, leader of the right-wing populist New Zealand First Party, issued a statement on January 27 denouncing the National Party government for “softening restrictions” on work visas for foreign students and allowing students to immigrate ... More >>

New Zealand: Labour leader outlines his pro-business agenda

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:05 pm | Tom Peters

Last week’s “state of the nation” speeches by Prime Minister John Key and Labour Party leader Andrew Little served to underscore yet again the lack of any significant differences between the government and opposition. More >>

Chinese and Indian leaders hold competing visits to Fiji

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:37 am | Tom Peters

Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first official visit to the Pacific island nation of Fiji last weekend, arriving just two days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first trip by an Indian leader since 1981. More >>