Fast Track saga moves back to Senate

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The latest Obama-Republican Party manoeuvre to secure Fast Track negotiating authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) succeeded with a narrow ten-vote majority in the House of Representatives, but the saga is far from over, according … Read more »

Operation Desert Storm

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Blaming Saudi sand storms for the deaths of 70 per cent of Kiwi lambs born on a model farm meant to showcase New Zealand agricultural expertise is another part of the ludicrous attempt to disguise buying the cooperation of a wealthy Saudi Arabian … Read more »

Air NZ codeshare with Air India beats Delhi bottleneck

Article – BusinessDesk

Air New Zealand will increase its ability to land passengers from New Zealand in the Indian capital, New Delhi, following the announcement of a new codesharing agreement between the national carrier and Air India. Read more »

McCully excuses unravel in Saudi sheep scandal

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Murray McCully has misled New Zealanders, Parliament and his Cabinet colleagues on the real reasons for paying millions of dollars in the Saudi sheep scandal its time for him to clean, says Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David … Read more »

McCully excuses unravel in Saudi sheep scandal

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Murray McCully has misled New Zealanders, Parliament and his Cabinet colleagues on the real reasons for paying millions of dollars in the Saudi sheep scandal its time for him to clean, says Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David … Read more »

Mccully Must Disclose Legal Advice

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, to publicly release the legal advice relating to the Saudi sheep deal. Read more »

Auditor General must investigate Saudi sheep pay-off

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has asked the Office of the Auditor General to investigate the pay-offs given to a disgruntled Saudi businessman by the Government. A Cabinet paper released earlier in the week shows that the Government spent nearly $11 million dollars to … Read more »

Questions Still to Be Answered Around Saudi Farm Blackmail

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Saudi Arabia sheep farm deal is a new low in New Zealand diplomacy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Saudi ‘Compensation’ Not in Full And Final Settlement

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is has uncovered that despite building a $7.5 million Agri-hub and paying $4 million to the Al Khalaf Group, no settlement agreement or liability waiver was secured in relation to the apparent claim the Government is using to justify … Read more »

McCully doesn’t deny bribe in Saudi sheep scandal

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

In Parliament today I asked Murray McCully directly: Why is he the first Minister in history to back a multi-million dollar facilitation arrangement which in other jurisdictions is called a bribe? says Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson … Read more »

Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade legislation Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the approval of legislation by the United States Senate that would grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Read more »

NZ Politicians Join Call to Protect Sovereignty

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ Politicians Join Call to Protect Sovereignty from US Certification in TPPA An open letter signed by current and former political leaders from five countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has called for effective moves to protect … Read more »

Andrew Little’s Pre-Budget Speech

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on peoples lives. Read more »

TPPA hurdle good news for Kiwis

Press Release – It’s Our Future

This mornings news that Fast Track authority has failed to clear the latest hurdle in the US Senate will give Kiwis that have voiced their opposition to the TPPA a reason to rejoice, according to Its Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller. … Read more »

Open Letter to the Hon. Tim Groser

Press Release – TPP Action Group

Open Letter to the Hon. Tim Groser, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee. Read more »

PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election

Press Release – John Key

Prime Minister John Key today offered his congratulations to David Cameron on his re-election as British Prime Minister. Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

Climate change consultation opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate change consultation opens Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today called for public submissions on New Zealands post 2020 climate change target. In December countries will meet in Paris to establish a new climate change agreement. … Read more »

NZ next cab off the rank to close Gulf states FTA, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a long-awaited free-trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council, with Prime Minister John Key “much more positive” about finalising a deal after his … Read more »

Chinese Approval Opens Huge Market to Kiwi Tech Company

Press Release – Truscreen

TruScreen Limited (NZAX: TRU), a New Zealand company with a unique real time cervical cancer screening technology now has open access to a potential NZD $1 billion per annum market after receiving Chinese Food And Drug Administration (CFDA) approval … Read more »

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