Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Iwi consultation on trade policy refresh continues

Hon Todd McClay
Minister of Trade

7 October 2016


Iwi consultation on trade policy refresh continues

Trade Minister Todd McClay today continued engagement with iwi leaders at a Rotorua hui on the refresh of the government's Trade Policy Strategy.

"New Zealand's current trade strategy has served us very well over the past twenty years, securing market access and opportunities that underpin our exports, prosperity, and jobs.

"The current refresh is about factors that will shape our future trade policy efforts, and Maori are central to the New Zealand export story.

"This is particularly true in the primary sector where Maori own between 10 and 30 per cent of meat and dairy, and around 40 per cent of both forestry and fisheries,” says Mr McClay.

The Policy Strategy refresh is being led by the Trade Minister and supported by MFAT, which have undertaken a number of public meetings in September as well as in-depth sessions with stakeholders, including iwi.

"This is my sixth meeting with representatives of the Iwi Leaders Forum on trade issues this year.

“We have also held numerous hui on specific trade agreements such as TPP," says Mr McClay.

More information on the Trade Policy Strategy refresh can be found on MFAT's website.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial To Be Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Memorial Service starts at 12 noon tomorrow, February 22, at the Memorial site on the Ōtākaro/Avon River, in the area bordered by the Montreal Street Bridge, Durham Street, and Cambridge and Oxford Terraces. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news