New Zealand earthquake report whitewashes government’s role
By John Braddock, December 19, 2012
The collapse of the television (CTV) building during the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 cost the lives of 115 people.
New Zealand Hobbit premiere used to drive “international competitiveness” agenda
By John Braddock, December 13, 2012
The media hype around The Hobbit has been used to justify further attacks on wages and working conditions.
Labour MP blames workers for New Zealand mine disaster
By Tom Peters, November 16, 2012
The government and opposition Labour Party, along with the unions, are desperately seeking to wash their hands of any responsibility for the tragedy.
Unemployment surges in New Zealand
By John Braddock, November 14, 2012
The official jobless rate rose from 6.8 to 7.3 percent in the September quarter, its highest level since 1999.
New Zealand mine disaster inquiry whitewashes government
By Tom Peters, November 10, 2012
The disaster was the outcome of the decades-long assault on the jobs, conditions and rights of workers aimed at boosting “international competitiveness.”
Drilling company fined negligible sum for safety breaches in New Zealand mine disaster
By Tom Peters, November 3, 2012
Family members of the Pike River miners reacted with anger to the $46,800 fine given to VLI Drilling for its role in the 2010 disaster, which killed 29 men.
SEP public meeting in New Zealand
The socialist alternative to unemployment, austerity and war
November 1, 2012
The alternative to austerity and war is the development of an independent political movement of the working class that fights for a workers’ government based on socialist policies.
New Zealand Maori business elite sues for water ownership
By Tom Peters, October 31, 2012
The Mana Party, trade unions and pseudo-left groups are supporting a push by Maori business interests to profit from the government’s asset sales.
Deepening social inequality and poverty in New Zealand
By John Braddock, October 25, 2012
Two recent reports detail the falling incomes of working people and rising levels of poverty, especially among children.
New Zealand government calls for war against Syria
By Tom Peters, October 18, 2012
New Zealand has lined up behind the US-led campaign to topple Assad and install a pro-Western regime.
New Zealand state coalminer axes hundreds of jobs
By John Braddock, October 6, 2012
The state-owned coal producer Solid Energy has announced it will axe a quarter of its workforce.
Job cuts confirmed at New Zealand rail
By John Braddock, September 27, 2012
State-owned KiwiRail faces partial privatisation and further cutbacks to jobs and services in the wake of poor financial results.
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