|Founder||G. H. Andersen|
|Split from||Socialist Unity Party of New Zealand|
|Preceded by||Socialist Unity Party, Communist Party of New Zealand|
|Ideology|| Communism |
|International affiliation||International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties|
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The Socialist Party of Aotearoa was a minor political party in New Zealand. It was formed in 1990through a split in the Socialist Unity Party, led by G. H. (Bill) Andersen. The last known leader of the party was Brendan Tuohy.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
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Gordon Harold "Bill" Andersen was a New Zealand communist and trade union leader. He was one of the participants in the 1951 Waterfront Lockout and the president of the Northern Drivers' Union and later the National Distribution Union.
The party published a monthly newspaper called Red Flag.It operates the Workers' Institute of Scientific Socialist Education (WISSE).
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