Jewelled geckos returned to New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says the return of two illicitly taken native jewelled geckos to New Zealand shores sends a clear message that wildlife crime will not be tolerated. Read more »

National must lead by example on climate change

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must meet its own climate change obligations before it preaches to the rest of the world, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says. Read more »

Groser Set for Washington as Hopes for TPP Fade

Press Release – iPredict

Trade Minister Tim Groser is set to become New Zealands next Ambassador to the United States as hopes of a successful outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fade, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders … Read more »

WOOL FIRM DESPITE STRONG DOLLAR

Press Release – NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that despite a stronger New Zealand dollar compared to the last sale on 1st April the 10,600 bales on offer were firm to dearer, with 83 percent sold. Read more »

TPPA threatens fight for income equality

Press Release – Closing The Gap

While most of the country has been focused on the cricket world cup, cyclone Pam and tourists driving habits, Closing the Gap www.closingthegap.org.nz is reminding kiwis to say no way to the TPPA unless we know and accept what is going on. Read more »

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books

As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting … Read more »

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. Read more »

Submissions: FTA between NZ and the Republic of Korea

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this treaty. The closing date for submissions is Friday 24 April 2015 . Read more »

New Zealand First Bill is More Important than Ever

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Our worst fears around the controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) have been realised, says Fletcher Tabuteau, New Zealand First Commerce and Trade Spokesperson. Read more »

New TPPA Investment Leak Confirms NZ Surrender to US

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has just been posted by Wikileaks , along with an analysis by Washington-based Public Citizen. Dated 20 January 2015, at the start of the negotiating round in New York, … Read more »

TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City Council

Press Release – TPP Action Group

A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, … Read more »

2015 NZ International Business Awards winners announced

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

There was more than a touch of magic in the air tonight as winners of the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards were announced, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories sweeping up four awards, including the coveted Judges … Read more »

Is the GCSB ‘trade team’ spying on NZ’s TPPA ‘partners’?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The latest revelations about the GCSB pose a stark question: is the GCSBs trade team spying on governments with whom New Zealand is negotiating international deals, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)?, asked University … Read more »

Korean Deal A Sell Out as Kiwi Dollar Soars

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government has done no favours to New Zealand farmers with the Korean FTA and to suggest otherwise is plain politicking, says Northland by-election candidate and New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

NZ-Korea FTA signed amid spying, lost sovereignty claims

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. Read more »

Trade Minister welcomes signing of NZ-Korea FTA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement with his Korean counterpart Yoon Sang-jick. Improving access to international markets through free trade agreements is a key component of the Governments Business … Read more »

NZ signs Free Trade Agreement with Korea

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealands Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea opens a new chapter in the two countries relationship. Read more »

Deer industry to co-operate with Korean health-food giant

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

The New Zealand deer industry is today signing an agreement with one of Koreas largest health food manufacturers, the Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC), to help it develop more products containing NZ velvet antler. Read more »

Korea tariff reductions benefit value-added velvet

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

The potential to add value to velvet in New Zealand as tariffs reduce is the one big positive for deer farmers to come out of the Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement. Read more »

NZ-Korea agreement weak on trade

Press Release – NZCTU

Workers are questioning what the benefits will be of the recently confirmed free trade agreement with South Korea. Read more »

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