TPP, LGNZ Election Manifesto, Public Interest

Press Release – LGNZ The Renewables of Motueka, and Nelson TPP Action have been active lobbying local government authorities and councils in respect to the public interest on free trade and investment treaties including TPP (Transpacific Partnership).

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 …

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 …

iPredict Election Update: Maori Party in serious trouble

Press Release – iPredict Maori Party in serious trouble, with 57% chance of leaving Parliament Combined Labour/Green vote rises Conservatives up at expense of NZ First, but not expected to win seat National now expected to win Palmerston North and Waimakariri, and …

Politics matters

Speech – Federated Farmers Politics matters Final speech delivered by Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers National President, to Federated Farmers 2014 National Conference, Palmerston North

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 …

The United States and New Zealand: Forward Progress

Press Release – The White House President Obama and Prime Minister Key today reaffirmed the longstanding friendship and common values shared by the United States and New Zealand and joint efforts to advance our sustained collaboration on multiple fronts. In that spirit, the United …