Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS

Press Release – It’s Our Future The Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in …

Peters Triumphant; Key Weakens; Shaw Emerges

Press Release – iPredict NZ First leader Winston Peters is expected to win the Northland by-election tomorrow with a majority of 1394 , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. Prime Minister John Keys …

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting …

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

Column – Gordon Campbell Supposedly, New Zealands destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCullys rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if thats the case why didnt Prime Minister John Key – who was already in South Korea – …

TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City Council

Press Release – TPP Action Group A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, …

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by election, and TPP news

Column – Gordon Campbell Incredibly, Winston Peters is back at centre stage of New Zealand politics, and in the role he likes best as the virtuous underdog, fighting the forces of entrenched political patronage in the Northland by-election. Currently, a rattled Key government …