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).

Sea-level rise threatens Pacific Islands claim to sea

Press Release – Food and Agriculture Organisation Nadi, Fiji: Climate change-induced sea-level rise in the world’s small island nations continues to be the most pressing threat to their environment and socio-economic development with annual losses estimated in the billions of dollars due to increased …

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 …

Palau first to start work on climate and disaster plan

Press Release – SPREP Palau – Palau is the first island nation to begin work on a project to develop Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for national broadcasters through an emergency management for media course that was completed on Thursday.

Better waste practices to showcase Samoa as: green, healthy

Press Release – SPREP The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Health and the Samoa Tourism Authority, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have embarked …

Canada setting new global standard for TPP secrecy

Press Release – Council of Canadians Ottawa With an undisclosed location, hidden session schedules, and even key foreign negotiators kept out of the loop, the secrecy surrounding next weeks Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating round in Ottawa marks a new low point in transparency …

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 …

Leave TPP slowcoaches behind, New Zealand farmers urge

Press Release – Federated Farmers With Prime Minister John Key and President Barack Obama showing strong support for a comprehensive Trans Pacific Partnership, New Zealand farmers will support leaving countries behind that are not prepared to eliminate agricultural tariffs. The …