Mayoral media statement on EY report costs
Mayoral media statement on EY report
Mayor Len Brown says:
"I have agreed to
make this payment out of respect to my fellow Councillors
and to acknowledge the upset this issue has caused. I
continue to be totally focussed on the issues that matter to
"I do not intend to make any further comment
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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>