Groser Set for Washington as Hopes for TPP Fade

Press Release – iPredict Trade Minister Tim Groser is set to become New Zealands next Ambassador to the United States as hopes of a successful outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fade, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders …

Gordon Campbell on parity with Australia & disarming Israel

Column – Gordon Campbell As the New Zealand dollar edges towards parity with the Aussie dollar, it seems facile to treat this as some game of Transtasman arm-wrestling that yay, were winning. The political rhetoric is all about our economic strength versus their …

Bennett Now Clear Favourite to Succeed Key

Press Release – iPredict Paula Bennett is now the clear favourite to succeed John Key as leader of the National Party after Steven Joyces prospects plunged to just 13%, only one point ahead of Jonathan Coleman, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders …

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 …