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School Students Strike Across NZ Over Inaction On Climate Change

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Thousands of school students walked out of classes to protest throughout New Zealand on April 9 against government inaction on climate change. They were supported by many university students and workers. More than 1,000 people marched through Queen … Read more »

Samoa’s Stunning Election Result: On The Verge Of A New Ruling Party For The First Time In 40 Years

Article – The Conversation

Tamasailau Suaalii Sauni , University of Auckland and Patricia A. O’Brien , Georgetown University Samoan politics is on a knife edge. After the country voted in general elections on April 9, counting so far has resulted in a dead heat between the two … Read more »

Tourism & The Destruction Of ‘Nature’

Article – Paul Martin

Originally published at Much has been said and written about the importance of economies getting back to normal after COVID-19 lockdowns. Recently New Zealand, has reopened normal … Read more »

Trans-Tasman travel: Date for bubble to be announced on 6 April – Ardern

Article – RNZ

Several concerns need to be resolved before a trans-Tasman bubble can go ahead, but the government hopes on 6 April to announce a start date, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Following 3 Major Quakes Off New Zealand, Questions Remain About How They Might Be Linked

Article – The Conversation

The Tonga Kermadec subduction zone stretches between New Zealand and south of Samoa. USGS , CC BY-SA Read more »

Friday’s Tsunami Messaging: Why Not Tauranga And Auckland?

Article – Keith Rankin

On Friday at 6am I woke up in Covid Level 3 Auckland to news of a big earthquake around 100km east of East Cape, at about 2:30am. While many people in Auckland had apparently felt it, many more had uninterrupted sleep. Descriptions on Radio New … Read more »

Is The New Zealand Travel Industry Out Of The Woods?

Article – Kalkine

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the pause button on travel plans last year, derailing NZs tourism settings. While the rebuilding process initiated immediately after the early relaxations in shutdown, the travel industry may have to hold their horses for the … Read more »

Lobbying For Gain: Nick Warner And Australia’s Revolving Door

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Governments have an almost crippling trouble appreciating conflicts of interest. Since tentacle-heavy lobby groups decided to move into the worlds capitals to make the case for their clients, the revolving door has become the sickening feature … Read more »

If We’re To Defend Our Borders From The Pandemic, What Do We Mean By Borders?

Opinion – The Conversation

By Germana Nicklin Senior Lecturer in Border and Resource Security, Massey University Before COVID-19 hit New Zealands shores last year, most peoples understanding of defending a border would have come from watching TV reality show Border Patrol … Read more »

New Zealand Government Bans Foreign Cruise Ship Workers

Article – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters On January 29, New Zealands immigration minister Kris Faafoi announced that the approaching cruise ship Le Laprouse had stopped just outside the countrys exclusive economic zone and was being advised to turn around, after officials … Read more »

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