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Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:43:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says.More >>

Time for the Govt to come clean on flailing TPP

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:10:27 +1200 | Green Party

The Government should come clean about what concessions it has already made and what issues have been left on the TPP negotiating table, the Green Party said today. More >>

Groser proves trade credentials by insisting on a good deal

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:06:34 +1200 | DCANZ - Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is commending New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for standing firm against enormous pressure to concede to a sub-standard deal for dairy. The Minister and his team of expert negotiators ...More >>

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:03:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal.More >>

Failed Trans-Pacific (TPP) talks show folly of trading

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:01:20 +1200 | AFTINET

“The failure of TPP Ministers to reach agreement in what was supposed to be the final round of negotiations vindicates the deep concerns of community groups that the TPP is secretly trading away issues like access to affordable medicines and governments’ ...More >>

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:57:53 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The “final” ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable’, according to University of Auckland law professor ...More >>

Yet Another ‘Final’ TPP Ministerial and Again No Deal

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:53:15 +1200 | Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Today’s fourth “final” TPP ministerial without a deal means the clock has run on possible U.S. congressional votes in 2015. No deal means the TPP is thrown into the political maelstrom of the U.S. presidential cycle and with opposition building ...More >>

No TPP deal in Maui, but Groser 'extremely confident'

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:55:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Intensive negotiations to seal the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact in Hawaii this week have failed. More >>

Gold Bullion Demand Surges

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:43:30 +1200 | GoldCore

- Perth Mint sees surge in demand and cannot keep up with demand - “Our biggest restriction is the amount of unrefined gold we’re getting in from producers” - Very high demand for Perth Mint coins, bars coming from Asia, U.S. and Europe - ...More >>

House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:32:26 +1200 | ASB Bank

House price expectations hit a new record, with a net 65% of respondents expecting house prices to increase. • More people expect interest rate declines over the next year. • First signs that new rules for property investors are impacting price ...More >>

Meridian, MightyRiverPower shares gain before Tiwai decision

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:24:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - A decision to keep the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter open appears increasingly likely, with shares of Meridian Energy and MightyRiverPower gaining ahead of Monday's scheduled announcement on the future of the Bluff industrial ...More >>

Guild interested to learn more about TPPA details

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:39:32 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is keen to learn more about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will impact New Zealand’s health sector if it is accepted by the Government. More >>

Meredith Connell Announces New Partner

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:37:59 +1200 | Exceltium

Meredith Connell is very pleased to welcome Leo Farmer as the firm’s newest partner. More >>

Social Security Amendment Bill

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

On 23 July 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 23 January 2016.More >>

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:21 +1200 | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ...More >>

New Zealand’s First Community Ecommerce Initiative

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:35 +1200 | Storbie Limited

New Zealand’s First Community Ecommerce Initiative to Launch as Part of Hamilton CBD Revitalisation Strategy More >>

Will poor TPP dairy outcome stop National selling our homes?

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:03:54 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

After failing to protect the right to stop foreign speculators buying our houses it’s clear the Government is not going to get wins on dairy in their TPP negotiations either, Labour’s Trade and Export spokesperson David Parker says. “Labour has ...More >>

Paging network to be shut down in New Zealand

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:48 +1200 | Spark

Paging network to be shut down in New Zealand The days of getting ‘beeped’ are coming to an end. After several years of review Spark New Zealand has announced its decision to decommission the legacy paging network on 31 March 2017. Nowadays, paging ...More >>

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:59:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands, Despite English Saying Only Kiwi Farmers Can Make a Profit More >>

David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:43:19 +1200 | BusinessNZ

David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council Former Finance Minister Hon David Caygill is to Chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council. Mr Caygill, former Electricity Commission chair, also chaired a ministerial inquiry into the New Zealand electricity ...More >>


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