Longer wait and higher prices likely under the TPPA

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand is likely to come under pressure to extend the monopoly times for a new group of potentially life-saving specialty medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), say the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and … Read more »

Consulting on TPP’s intellectual property implementation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a consultation document showing how the Government proposes to implement the intellectual property changes required to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Read more »

Walker: Five other countries interested in joining TPP deal

Article – BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) – Five other countries have informally expressed interest in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement once it has been ratified by the original 12 signatories, according to chief negotiator David Walker. Read more »

No clowning around in government’s first TPP roadshow

Article – BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) – The first of the government’s 16 roadshows and huis around the country explaining detail on the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement has kicked off in Auckland with four protesters dressed as clowns being ousted from a meeting … Read more »

Talking TPP – the road shows begin

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first roadshow on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was held in Auckland today to an audience of around 300 people. Trade Minister Todd McClay says this is the first of 16 roadshows and hui throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Some voices will be heard on TPPA… others not

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Some voices will be heard on TPPA others not In February CTU Secretary Sam Huggard wrote to the Parliamentary Committee about the very brief timeline to hear from the public about the TPPA. Yesterday we heard back from the committee that it refused … Read more »

Democracy denied again on TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

The Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade yesterday decided to deny an extension for submissions into their inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Read more »

European Parliament supports start to FTA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the support of the European Parliament to commence negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand. Read more »

Second consecutive fall in terms of trade

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise (goods) terms of trade fell 2.0 percent in the December 2015 quarter, following a 3.8 percent fall in the September 2015 quarter. The December fall was due to goods export prices falling more than import prices. Terms of trade is a measure … Read more »

Democratic Deficit on the TPPA continues

Press Release – It’s Our Future

During six years of unnecessarily secretive negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), members of the public were repeatedly assured they would eventually be able to have their democratic say on the TPPA. In February, the new Trade Minister, … Read more »

Political activism with no mandate at Upper Hutt Council

Press Release – Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Media Statement Thursday 25 February 2016 Political activism with no mandate at Upper Hutt City Council Read more »

NZ announces new dairy initiatives in Sri Lanka

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key launched two significant dairy development projects in Colombo this afternoon, aimed at supporting Sri Lankan dairy farmers and boosting New Zealands role in Sri Lankas dairy industry. The agreement was reached at a meeting between … Read more »

Peters Calls for British Trade Deal

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

If British voters elect to leave the European Union, New Zealand First wants Closer Commonwealth Economic Relations (CCER) with the United Kingdom. Read more »

New paper on TPPA shows serious impacts for local govt

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

An expert, peer reviewed, paper on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for local government was released today. The paper was co-authored by former city councillor and chair of Watercare Services, Tony Holman QSO, former … Read more »

NZ removes UN sanctions against Iran

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand has completed the domestic processes required to lift the United Nations sanctions against Iran. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2015 Read more »

LGBTIQ* people interested in more than just rainbow issues

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

John Keys glib comment about protesters at Auckland’s Big Gay Out that with all due respect, the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is not a gay and lesbian issue has upset LGBTIQ* union members. Read more »

TPP Presented for Treaty Examination

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced the commencement of Parliamentary treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), following signature of the Agreement on 4 February 2016. The Government has presented the final text … Read more »

McClay Visits Europe to Progress EU-NZ FTA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Europe this weekend for introductory meetings with counterparts in the EU and certain Member States, with a focus on progressing a European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement (EU-NZ FTA). Read more »

Kiwis reject the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Around 15,000 Kiwis marched down Queen Street today to protest against the signing of the TPPA. The march was loud, diverse, family-friendly, peaceful and passionate in its opposition to the TPPA. Read more »

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