TPP conclusion in 2015 still ‘challenging’, says Power

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The current rush of optimism among supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement that the troubled talks will land a deal in the first half of next year is optimistic and “a big ask,” says Simon Power, … Read more »

More to gain from cooperation in EU

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons says his recent meetings with European sheep and beef farming leaders have confirmed that the opportunities to cooperate to improve farm returns for farmers on both sides of the world are bigger than the … Read more »

The Dirtiest Deal You’ve Never Heard Of: #TPPANoWay

Press Release – ActionStation

The TPPA could cost us our privacy rights, access to affordable medicine and the safety of our food. Without mainstream media attention, clever international campaigning and a strong public outcry, politicians will only hear the concerns of multinational … Read more »

Q+A This Week 9/11/14: Islamic State, Goff, Groser

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Political reporter Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee on threats at home and our contribution to the war against the Islamic State Read more »

India FTA talks back on after agriculture ministers meet

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Stalled free trade negotiations with India have taken a positive step forward with a commitment from the Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, to schedule the next round of talks following a meeting in New Delhi with … Read more »

Groser to attend APEC Ministerial Meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. Mr Groser will join trade ministers from 20 other APEC economies in Beijing from November 7-8. Read more »

Thousands of Kiwis plan National Day of Action against TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Thousands of Kiwis are expected to take to the streets in seventeen towns and cities across the country this Saturday to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Read more »

Trade Deal Threatens Farmers and Food Businesses

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The secret Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are a direct threat to food businesses and farmers, and a moratorium on the release of GE crops must be enshrined in law before the TPP is signed. Read more »

TPPA causing concern

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Concern over the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations is being expressed in two public meetings over the next week; one at a presentation on 5th November by former councillor Robin Gwynn to the Napier City Council, the … Read more »

Health professionals call to give trade deal a health check

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders. Read more »

NZMA supports call for TPPA assessment

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA supports the call by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system and our ability to achieve legitimate public … Read more »

Second rate deal a no go – Goff

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labours Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says. Read more »

Christchurch rallies against TPPA on November 8

Press Release – Its Our Future Christchurch

Christchurch residents will join an International Day of Action against the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on Saturday November 8. Gen de Spa, organiser of the Christchurch event, said that there was rapidly growing concern about the … Read more »

Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Sydney to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations. Read more »

On The Nation this weekend

Press Release – The Nation

This weekend on The Nation with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if weve almost … Read more »

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and … Read more »

Latest leak of TPPA intellectual property text confirms risk

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks . Read more »

Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

A recent analysis of patent-holding pharmaceutical industry statements about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) reveals that the rhetoric used is designed to mask the Industrys own interests and engender sympathy and support, at the … Read more »

TPPA a Sellout to American Corporate Greed

Press Release – Internet MANA

New Zealand will become a permanent prisoner to the United States greed and global arrogance if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) isnt stopped, warns Internet MANA. Read more »

Public Sector & TISA: On the cusp of something very special?

Press Release – Public Good

Is the National Party keeping some things out of sight in case they frighten the electorate? Here is some worrying evidence that this may be the case. Read more »

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