NZ Pharmacies Accused of “Underpaying Employees” Exposes Reddit NZ’s Ugly, Anti-Indian, Xenophobia and Racism

A few days ago NZ online magazine, Pharmacy Today, published an article naming 10 Auckland pharmacies accused of underpaying employees. Wed 26 April 207 The Labour Inspectorate general manager George Mason confirmed to Pharmacy Today this afternoon that the Inspectorate has filed a claim at the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) against ten South and West…

Everyday Racism in NZ and “Tangata Fascista”

Today’s post is about everyday racism in New Zealand, using a discussion thread from Twitter. We’ll let the thread tell the story, but will tell you the background is the recent news about strong anti-immigrant sentiment in New Zealand, especially against students from India and China, and the way they’re exploited in the country. Visit…

Asian Student in NZ “if you see a pack of young Maori/Polynesian males, be prepared to sprint PC is not worth dying for”

A reminder today that New Zealand is a proudly bi-cultural society that has yet to get to grips with adopting multi-culturalism. This is a country where senior politicians are comfortable with making ‘Asian invasion’ type speeches, yet Asian students are slammed for being un-pc when they make statements about ethnic groups of young males. The…

Vigilante Racists Make New Zealand No Place for Foreign Drivers

  Most tourist seasons in New Zealand have a theme. Some years it’s backpacker attacks, some years it’s the ongoing war on freedom campers, but overall the underlying thread is the love hate relationship New Zealand has with tourists, tolerated for nothing more than the wealth they bring and despised simply for being there. This…

Racism in New Zealand’s Universities – I, Too, Am Auckland

  Harvard’s successful I, Too, Am Harvard Tumblr campaign highlighted the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College, and its now been an inspiration students across the globe, including a group at Auckland university… “I, Too, Am Auckland” is a student-based initiative at The University of Auckland. This video explores experiences and perspective…

Open Racism in New Zealand, and ‘On the Buses’

The video says it all. A neighbour complained about noise disturbing her daughter, this is the reaction she got. “This is my country, I’m BORN here..they should all go home” Small towns, small minds. Even in Wellington. This one was filmed on the Naenae bus (Lower Hutt, Wellington) loaded to YouTube yesterday by Transport New…