Labour commits to independent Foreign Affairs and Trade

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is committed to New Zealands Foreign Affairs and Trade policy being independent and proactive, Labours Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Farm Investment Insight: China

Press Release – MyFarm

In this edition, Andrew Watters examines the market for New Zealand’s dairy and meat products in China and concludes that demand and opportunities will continue to grow. Read more »

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 14/8/14

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Community to have say on financial issues ; Council takes stance on Trans-Pacific Partnership ; Mayor to sign Call for Action on Alcohol ; Diamond Harbour community to have say on development plans ; Committee to investigate intersection right-turn … Read more »

Will your party hand over our right to make laws to the US?

Press Release – OraTaiao

Will your party hand over our right to make laws to the US? ask doctors Read more »

The TPPA’s Dirty Little Secret: How US could write NZ’s Laws

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

A new website launched today ( ) has exposed what University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey calls the dirty little secret of the TPPA. Read more »

Getting NZ agriculture on global market access ‘VIP’ list

Press Release – Rabobank

Priority must be given to policy and regulatory settings that improve market access for New Zealand exporters, with a heightened focus on the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements and building business-to-business and government-to-government working … Read more »

TPPA is a bad idea

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Currently New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico are still negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Officially talks finished last August, but the reality is that they keep … Read more »

A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waiting

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, has won Chinese regulatory approval to export its a2 Platinum infant formula and says its milk processor Synlait Milk continues to wait for registration. Read more »

TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general … Read more »

English attends B20 business forum in Sydney

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English will attend the B20 forum in Sydney this week, where around 300 business leaders from around the world will finalise private sector policy recommendations for the G20 leaders summit later this year. Read more »

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders summit in November hangs in the balance, according … Read more »

Enhancing New Zealand – Japan cooperation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key and the Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe met in Auckland on 7 July 2014. Prime Minister Key welcomed Prime Minister Abe on his official visit to New Zealand and appreciated Japans … Read more »

Better access to Cambodia and the Philippines

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet approval of two new air services agreements will make it easier for New Zealanders to travel and do business in Cambodia and the Philippines. Read more »

Minister to visit France and Germany for climate discussions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser departs today to attend the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate in Paris, followed by a visit to Berlin to participate in the Fifth Petersburg Climate Dialogue. Read more »

Trade target with China surpassed early

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed todays release of statistics that show two-way trade with China has exceeded $20 billion on an annual basis for the first time. Read more »

Key Notes: Why should NZ be on the UN Security Council?

Column – New Zealand National Party

I put New Zealands case for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, and met with President Obama along with other US dignitaries. Our relationship with the United States is in great shape. Watch my latest video to hear more about my visit. Read more »

WikiLeaks reveals secret plan to damage NZ’s public service

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says todays release by WikiLeaks of the draft text for the secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex has shone much needed light on a plan which would have significant impacts on New Zealands … Read more »

Key doing deal with US that benefits Wall Street

Press Release – Green Party

John Key needs to tell the public why New Zealand is currently involved in a trade deal to benefit Wall Street at the expense of Queen Street, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Leaked Agreement would lock in failed neoliberal model

Press Release – First Union

Today Wikileaks released the secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, ahead of the next round of TISA negotiations in Geneva next week. Read more »

TISA trade talks will lock NZ into finance rules behind GFC

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

While our eyes have been focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has been negotiating an equally secretive deal with 22 other, mainly rich, countries, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

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