Neville Corkery

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Neville Francis Corkery is a New Zealand activist. He is a Southland Beneficiaries and Community Rights spokesman.



Southland Beneficiaries and Community Rights Centre manager Neville Corkery, advocate Apoua McBrien (left) and secretary Anna Huffstutler.

Socialist Unity Party

1987-88 - Invercargill member Socialist Unity Party.

1987, Sept. 23, Wrote article in Tribune on the visit of Father John O'Keefe of the Holy Cross College, Mosgiel, to Nicaragua.

1988, Labour Weekend, attended 8th National Conference of the SUP.

1988 Oct,, played a leading role in organising Job Search Tour in South Island before accompanying another SUP member Bob Irvine (also involved in Tour organisation) to the Soviet Union in late October.

1989 Oct, 30, Tribune notes he was foundation member of Invercargill branch of SUP. Amoung the guests for occasion was Prof. Max Adereth, a member of the Communist Party of Britain.

1993 - No longer in SUP according to George Hutchison of Dunedin.

Southland Unemployed Rights Centre

Set up of Southland Unemployed Rights Centre in 1987.


2001, age 45, beneficiaries advocate of Invercargill, leader of group of 5 arrested at Bluff protest over wharf casualisation. , former convenor Southland CTU.[1]

Beneficiaries advocate

25 June 2003, The Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated by several of our pupils for the first time tomorrow night at 7:00pm in the church. A warm welcome is extended to all.

The Parent meeting for children who are to be confirmed this year will be held next Thursday July 3 at 7:30pm in the St Patrick’s Community Centre (attached to the church). To celebrate this sacrament children would have made their First Penance in 2002 or prior.

Parents are you getting what you are entitled to in the way of financial support. Neville Corkery will be available in St Patrick’s Community Centre to discuss your entitlements privately with you on Thursday July 24 from 9:30 until 12 noon

2004 - Southland Beneficiaries Union.

Labour Party

In 2014, Michael Gibson, Labour Party hopeful for the Invercargill seat stated; I am part of a great local team which includes Neville Corkery and Linda Green, welfare advocates; Trevor Hobbs and Anna Huffstutler, local union leaders; Wayne Harpur 2005 Labour candidate and two time Invercargill city councillor; Jan Ormsby from the Te Tai Tonga electorate; Robin McNeill and Sue McNeill, professional environmentally-conscious trendsetters and Bob Simpson, architect and Labour activist since 1975.[2]