Farmer saved seed to be retained

Press Release – NZ Plant Breeding and Research Association – NZBRA

Some misinformed commentators have a view that farmers will be stopped from saving some seed from their crops. Read more »

Waiting for TPPA Details, But Who is Writing the Text?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First touched a raw nerve of the government today over the TPPA and so-called regional benefits. Read more »

Groser Blind to TPPA Hit on Housing

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Trade Minister Tim Groser has his head in the clouds believing the TPPA will not affect New Zealanders ability to buy homes, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Chief Ombudsman’s statement on High Court TPPA Decision

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsman

The High Courts decision released today requiring the Minister of Trade to reconsider his decision relating to Professor Jane Kelseys request for information about the TPPA relates only to the decision making process followed by the Minister. Read more »

Rotorua (New Zealand) hosts TPPA information event

Press Release – Rotorua-Te Arawa TPPA Action Group

On Sunday October 18, the Rotorua/Te Arawa TPPA Action Group is hosting a panel of speakers from all over the country to speak out about what they know about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Tip Cap to Jane Kelsey

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the decision of Justice Collins allowing the judicial review of the Minister of Trades decision not to allow access to information requested by Jane Kelsey and others relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation. Read more »

Groser’s ‘blanket approach’ in turning down OIA not lawful

Article – BusinessDesk

Groser’s ‘blanket approach’ in turning down Kelsey’s OIA requests on TPPA not lawful, court rules Read more »

Judgment: Kelsey v Minister of Trade – TPP OIA Decisions Quashed

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

Rather than issue specific declarations I have quashed the Ministers decision in relation to six of the categories of documents requested by Professor Kelsey. Read more »

Dunne Speaks: Trade is part of our economic DNA

Column – Peter Dunne

When I left university I went to work for the Department of Trade and Industry, in import licensing. I was then a true believer in protectionism, in regulating the flow and nature of imports and consequently the choices available to and standard … Read more »

New E tu union seeks relevance in changing labour market

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The newly formed E tu union, created through the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and the Service and Food Workers Union, wants to make organised labour relevant to workers again in a bid to catch … Read more »

Labour says jury’s out on supporting TPP

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Senior Labour Party politicians are waiting for the detail of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact before declaring whether it breaches any of the five “bottom lines” the party says the TPP must … Read more »

TPP deal welcomed by Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

All New Zealanders should welcome the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. This is one of the most significant trade deals New Zealand has ever signed and we must see it exactly for what it is free … Read more »

ACT welcomes important progress for our trading nation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomed New Zealands signing of the TPP agreement, freeing up trade amongst the twelve signatory countries across Asia and the Pacific. Read more »

TPPA fails dairy and foreign buyers tests

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The gains from the TPP for New Zealands largest export industry have failed to meet the test set by the government, Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Red meat sector welcomes TPP conclusion

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are delighted by the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by Trade Minister Tim Groser and his TPP counterparts earlier today … Read more »

Wine industry welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers has warmly welcomed the news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have reached a final agreement. This is an excellent outcome for the New Zealand wine industry commented Philip Gregan, New Zealand Winegrowers … Read more »

TPP Outstanding Achievement says EMA

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The EMA says confirmation that agreement has been reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership is an outstanding achievement. While New Zealand has had to compromise in some areas, the overall result will deliver significant benefits for our economy, says Kim Campbell, … Read more »

BusinessNZ says TPP a good deal for New Zealand

Press Release – Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ is congratulating Trade Minister Tim Groser and Chief Negotiator David Walker on getting the best deal possible for New Zealand in the Trans Pacific Partnership. Read more »

ExportNZ Welcomes TPP deal

Press Release – ExportNZ

Catherine Beard, Executive Director of ExportNZ says it is a huge relief for New Zealand exporters that the Trans Pacific Partnership deal has reached a positive conclusion, despite not getting all we wanted from dairy access. It is important … Read more »

TPPA a “betrayal” – union

Press Release – FIRST Union

The government has betrayed the interests of working New Zealanders by signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. The TPPA is a threat to our sovereignty. Under the deal our ability … Read more »

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