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The Promise and Challenge of 2015

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:57:58 +1200 | Leadership New Zealand

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme to give Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture More >>

Tribunal Criticises Crown’s Treatment of Treaty Partner

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:47:34 +1200 | Te Ringahuia Hata

Tribunal Criticises Crown’s Treatment of Treaty Partner On Monday 3rd August, claimants received the decision on whether the Waitangi Tribunal will grant an urgent hearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership applications for an urgent hearing.More >>

Weakening dairy prices weigh on Fonterra payout

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:26:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Weakening dairy prices stoke speculation Fonterra payout may fall to lowest in almost a decade More >>

Green Party writes to OAG to urge follow up on Saudi deal

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:01:08 +1200 | Green Party

Following revelations of serious concerns expressed by both the Auditor General and Treasury, the Green Party has once again written to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) urging her to investigate the pay-offs made to Saudi businessman Mr Hamood ...More >>

Knowledge Ecology Leaks TPP Text on Intellectual Property

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:27:03 +1200 | Knowledge Ecology International

Washington, DC — Today, August 4, 2015, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) released text from three sections of the 95page secret negotiating text on the Intellectual Property Chapter being used in the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP, sometimes ...More >>

Red meat on the brink of greatness

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:15:13 +1200 | ANZ Bank

Red meat on the brink of greatness New ANZ research has underlined the huge performance potential of the red meat industry, but also identified significant barriers that need to be overcome if it is to once again be a driving force in the New Zealand ...More >>

$4 million was to advance trade not settle legal claim

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:53:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

It is now even more apparent that the $4 million payment to the Al Khalaf group was to advance trade with Saudi Arabia, not to settle a legal claim, says Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David Parker.More >>

Worst Suspicions of Saudi Sheep Deal Confirmed

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:30:54 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, to front up with the legal advice he says justified the $11.5 million Agri-hub deal which saw cash and a farm given to a Saudi businessman. This afternoon the Ministry ...More >>

McCully to Kuala Lumpur for Asia-Pacific regional meetings

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:45:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Kuala Lumpur this week to attend the ASEAN-NZ Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum. “This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of New ...More >>

New appointments at NZTE

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:43:59 +1200 | NZTE

New appointments at NZTE Auckland, 4 August 2015: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has made several new appointments recently. Heather Harris joined NZTE in January 2015 as General Manager Internal Partners. Heather is responsible for the ...More >>

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in Philippines

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:37:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated the five Filipino’s who were awarded NZ ASEAN 40th awards at a ceremony in Manila last night. More >>

Post-cabinet: TPP, Family Violence and Solid Energy

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:35:34 +1200 | Megan Gattey

Prime Minister John Key discussed the current situation on the TPP, Solid Energy and the upcoming discussion document on family violence in a post-cabinet press conference today.More >>

TPP can't wait for Canada's October election, says Key

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:32:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations needs to occur before the Oct. 19 Canadian federal elections, says Prime Minister John Key, who is tipping the likelihood a further negotiating round "in the ...More >>

Vice Chair of the IPCC to visit Wellington

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:23:45 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

On Monday 10 August 2015, Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice Chair and Candidate Chair of the IPCC, will visit Wellington. He will speak publicly on the topic of: "Key messages from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Challenges and Opportunities ...More >>

TPPA progress harder from now on - Jan Rivers

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:47:17 +1200 | Jan Rivers

With the failure of the Maui TPPA round to make a deal the next round of TPPA negotiations is going to be much more difficult for the government domestically as well as internationally . Despite the secrecy of the last seven years of negotiations media coverage in the ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on opposing investor-state dispute measures

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:27:21 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues. On RNZ this morning, Trade Minister Tim Groser said he looks forward to the day when he can take the covers off , and show New Zealand what a good deal we’ve won. Oh, good grief. What is ...More >>

The Beginning and the End of the TPPA

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:04:34 +1200 | Jordan McCluskey

We are a nation of traders. New Zealand is a country that has, since its colonisation, been dependent on foreign trade to support our economy. Extractive industries came first for the Kauri, then gold, then whale oil, and finally seal furs. Following ...More >>

Chance For Government To Garner Support For TPPA

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:19:54 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

“The Prime Minister and the Trade Negotiations Minister have been handed a golden opportunity to shore up flagging support for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement”, says Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader, Chris Leitch. More >>

Concerned Citizens Chained to Museum in TPPA Protest

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:21:11 +1200 | TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group

The stalling of yesterday’s TPPA negotiations in Maui provide light relief for the citizens of New Zealand, but we cannot be complacent in thinking that our Government will not continue on signing our country up to a deal that may be detrimental for ...More >>

Q+A: Tim Groser on the TPP

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:37:05 +1200 | TVNZ

CORIN Mr Groser, can you give us a sense of how disappointing this is that you didn’t reach an agreement this week? More >>


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