Craig Wills

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Craig Wills

Craig A Wills is a New Zealand activist.


Wills is a graduate in history from the University of Waikato and has worked on numerous historical projects over the last ten years. These include the writing of the history of the Manawatu District(near Te Aroha) (published); history of the chiropractic profession in NewZealand (published), and many historical reports on behalf of the Maori Land Court and the Historic Places Trust. George Marinkovic got the ball rolling to find someone to write the history of the NZRRA. He approached the History Department of Waikato University, the department approached me, and the rest as they say, is history. I have always taken an avid interest in the game of rugby union, and felt the project would be right up my alley. The ultimate goal for me is to have the project finished by December 2004, but the key to this result is to obtain as much input and information from those who were and are still involved in refereeing, provincial refereeing associations, former members of the defunct NZRRA, and the families of deceased referees.Any information can be sent to me at the following address Craig A. Wills,11a Crescent Court,Melville,Hamilton.


November 2000 letter in Socialist Party of Aotearoa's Red Flag.

In an August 2002 letter to SPA's Red Flag, "dear comrades" , reluctantly standing for Alliance Party in Hamilton, West clearly SPA man.

Letter on Iraq SPA's Red Flag April/May 03


Master's of social science in history from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Community Activities

Circa 2003, Hamilton East Community House Benefit Advocacy. Phone Craig Wills on 850 4013. (Craig is based in Pukete Neighbourhood House but will come with you to your WINZ office if necessary.) He was still there in 2011.

2004 Community Radio Hamilton.

This afternoon we were pleased to welcome NZ First leader Winston Peters. Mr Peters toured our recently remodelled station, and we took the opportunity to grab an interview, conducted by Community Focus host Craig Wills.

2007 Pukete Neighbourhood House Family Support Worker.

US Embassy letter/Cuban 5

On 6 April 2009 US Embassy in Wellington refused to accept a hand delivered letter from MPs, City Councillors, trade unionists, church leaders,academics and other New Zealanders calling on the US Government not to oppose the petition to the US Supreme Court for the release of the Cuban 5.

An attempt to deliver the letter was made by Wellington City Councillor, Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Secretary of the Weliington Cuba Friendship Society Gillian Magee but US Embassy Guards said they would not accept a hand delivered letter.[1]

Dear Attorney General Holder
We, the undersigned New Zealanders are writing this letter to you on the eve of the US Government submitting a brief in response to the 30 January 09 petition to the Supreme Court and the twelve separate amicus curiae briefs that were filed in the US Supreme Court on 6 March 2009 regarding the unjust incarceration of five Cuban citizens - Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, René González Sehweret, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González Llort - known as the Cuban 5.
We urge the United States Government to acknowledge that a complete miscarriage of justice has taken place regarding the Cuban 5 and to support, rather than oppose, a review of the conviction by the Supreme Court. We urge you to immediately release the Cuban 5.

Signatories included Craig A. Wills, Workers Institute for Scientific Socialist Education.

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