Forecast storm may disrupt air travel today
Forecast storm may disrupt air
Air New Zealand advises that a
subtropical storm forecast for the upper North Island this
afternoon may disrupt air services today.
has issued a severe weather warning for Northland, Gisborne,
Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland and this has the potential
to impact both Air New Zealand jet and regional services to
and from Auckland and other upper North Island
Passengers are advised to consult the departures
information on the Air New Zealand website or call the
contact centre on 0800 737
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Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
Second, ministers were unable to reach even ‘potential’ outcomes for other key issues in the text...
Third, the US made no significant offers on market access for agriculture in Singapore. Japanese media reported a breakdown in the US-Japan talks on agriculture...
A final piece of hypocrisy in the statement is the promise to ‘further our consultation with stakeholders and engage in our respective political processes’. More>>