PM’s United States Visit ‘Scary’, Says Internet Party

Press Release – Internet Party

The Internet Party is sounding alarm bells over John Keys week-long trip to the United States because the Prime Minister does not have safe hands when it comes to protecting New Zealands sovereignty. Read more »

US Visit Focuses on Duty-Free Access to TPP Markets

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO, Dr Scott Champion pressed home the need for comprehensive tariff elimination in the Trans Pacific partnership during a visit to the United States last week. Read more »

Minister to attend trans-Tasman consumer forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Australia today to attend a trans-Tasman consumer affairs forum. The two-day Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs (CAF) begins in Cairns on Thursday. Mr Foss will join Australian … Read more »

Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled by trade deal

Press Release – OraTaiao

A new report concludes that fracking practices in NZ pose risks to health and the environment. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has recommended that regulations be overhauled and tightened to protect New Zealanders from harm. But … Read more »

Dunne Speaks on Drones, Foreign Policy and Trade

Column – United Future NZ Party

Despite constant claims that New Zealand follows an independent foreign policy, the truth is that we have never been far from the cringe factor. Read more »

CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser has announced that the fourth CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum will take place in Auckland on 22 May 2014. Read more »

Singapore ministerial shows NZ likely to pay price for TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

At the end of a two-day ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Singapore it seems clearer than ever that New Zealand stands to get almost nothing if they do reach a deal, and we will pay a very high price in return, … Read more »

Goodhew to attend APEC forum in China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Womens Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew will travel to Beijing today to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum as Head of the New Zealand delegation. Read more »

Minister to visit China, Singapore and Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart tomorrow for Qingdao, China to represent the New Zealand Government at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) on 17-18 May. Read more »

TPPA secrecy scales bizarre new heights

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The government has maintained an absurd veil of secrecy over the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and it keeps getting worse, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

Open letter to PM: TPPA puts profits before health

Press Release – NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is one of a more than 260 health sector individuals and organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister today, warning of the threat to New Zealanders health from the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Read more »

Select Committee Given Strong Opposition to Plain Packaging

Press Release – British American Tobacco

The Select Committee on tobacco plain packaging heard strong opposition from New Zealands largest tobacco company, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ), when it appeared before the Committee in Auckland today. Read more »

Huge international TPP campaign, 3.1mil signature petition

Press Release – It’s Our Future

As U.S. President Obama returned from a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign took its message to the heart of Washington, D.C. Last night, a projection of a 3.1 million signature petition … Read more »

Public services at risk from secret international talks

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a new report has revealed the chilling impacts of a new deal being negotiated behind closed doors by New Zealand, Australia, the US and 20 other parties. Read more »

Japan-Australia deal makes TPP even more important

Press Release – Meat Industry Association

The recently-concluded economic partnership agreement between Australia and Japan makes a high quality TPP outcome even more important, according to the New Zealand red meat sector. Read more »

Proposed new 10 year Wollworths Victoria milk partnership

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Australia and Woolworths today announced that Fonterra Australia has been selected as the preferred supplier to process Woolworths Own Brand milk in Victoria for the next 10 years in a deal that is great for customers and farmers. Read more »

One more time, PM: Parliament does not get to ratify TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

How many times do the Prime Minister and other members of the government have to be hauled up for misrepresenting the role of Parliament in making treaties, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, asked Professor Jane Kelsey from the … Read more »

Greens back nationwide day of action over TPPA

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is 100% behind rallies throughout New Zealand warning the public about fishhooks in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the secrecy with which it is being negotiated, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei said today. … Read more »

National mobilisation against TPPA on 29/3/14

Press Release – It’s Our Future

A national day of action to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will take place on Saturday 29 March 2014. Read more »

TPPA will make life worse for low-paid workers

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

“The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will not make low-paid workers’ lives better,” said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall today. Read more »

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