Rally against TPPA in Hastings

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand With the final negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) expected to be taking place in March, and with widespread community concern about threats this secret deal poses to New Zealands sovereignty, a rally is being held onSaturday, …

Wellington City Council joins calls for TPPA benefits

Press Release – Wellington City Council Wellington City Council has voted to join nine other councils around the country in urging the Government to ensure the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement (TPPA) protects New Zealands interests and does not jeopardise …

Health advocates lead call for TPPA transparency

Press Release – University of Auckland Several University of Auckland academics are among health advocates from New Zealand and Australia leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

TPPA a threat to one of the best health systems in the world

Press Release – Public Health Association Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) CEO Warren Lindberg told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee today that it should not ignore growing concerns over the lack of transparency of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement …

Lessons for TPPA

Press Release – Jane Kelsey Imagine the New Zealand government does what it thinks is needed to comply with the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Then US Trade Representative Michael Froman tells Trade Minister Groser, sorry Tim you must rewrite the law …

Forests At Risk from Secret Trade Deal

Press Release – GE Free NZ Forests At Risk from Secret Trade Deal and GE Trees Partnerships Outrage in the US at the secret approval of genetically engineered (GE) trees could see New Zealand companies implicated in an industry-wide effort to keep the public in the dark. [1]

Public health, union, and church groups slam TPP trade deal

Press Release – AFTINET As secret Trans-Pacific (TPP) trade talks resume in New York, an unusually diverse mix of 47 Australian community groups including public health, environment, union, church, development aid and other groups have written an open letter to Trade Minister …

Voters Not Congress Should Decide TPP Trade Pact

Opinion – Stephen Crockett We need to slow the TPP (Trans Pacific Pact) approval process down until after the 2016 elections. After the final full terms are made public, the voters should decide this issue using our democratic electoral processes. We need this to be a campaign …