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 …

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 …

Gordon Campbell on the BNP Paribas case, and Dotcom

Column – Gordon Campbell So the extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom has been delayed until next February. In another long running drama, a final deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact is hoped for by years end. If a TPP deal is completed by that date, US President …

Our diplomacy tested as Japan’s leader visits

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington Courtesy of the Beehives just-in-time media release, at least some New Zealanders now know that Japans Shinzo Abe is visiting the country on Monday. This is the first visit here by a Japanese leader for a dozen years. And it is bound to be a …

Support for USA in Iraq “Not a Deal to Die For”

Press Release – Mana Party Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Tuesday 24 June 2014 When John Key says New Zealand fully supports the current steps announced by President Obama (in Iraq) 100% he is one step away from committing our troops simply to …

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 23 June 2014

Article – The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: His visit to the US The state of TPP negotiations Donghua Lius donations to both Labour and the National Party The possibility of an election deal with Colin Craig New …