Archive for December, 2010

Wikileak: DAS Reed Engages On TPP, UN, Env, Fiji, APEC

Article – Wikileaks

1. (C) Summary. During a series of meetings hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on February 19, EAP Deputy Assistant (DAS) Secretary Frankie Reed engaged on a wide range of topics including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), … Read more »

TPP Action group asks Kiwis to Voice Opposition

Press Release – TPP Action Group

The Wellington TPP Action Group marched and protested against Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement today outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington. Read more »

Anti TPP Demonstration: Death of Democracy?

Article – Nick Brown

The TPP Action Group held a visual protest today outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Lambton Quay in Wellington. At just after midday around 30 activists showed up in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement currently under … Read more »

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Death to Democracy

Press Release – TPP Action Group

The TPP Action Group[i] are holding a visual protest today outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Lambton Quay in Wellington at 12:20pm in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement currently under negotiation. The group … Read more »

Audio + Images : TPP Briefing Day 4 + FTA 101 Anon Briefing

Article – Simon Maude

Following the FTA briefing, New Zealand’s Chief Negotiator, Mark Sinclair returned to summarise the TPP work in progress. He announced working groups met today focussing on, government procurement, goods, competition policy, investment, sanitary and phytosanitary … Read more »

TPP Audio: Jane Kelsey, Sanya Smith, Mike Smith & A Campbell

Article – Simon Maude

Audio of Professor Jane Kelsey’s opening speech to a public meeting about the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations held in Auckland at St Matthew’s in the City on Tuesday 7 December 2010. Read more »

Wikileaks: Scenesetter For Sec. Clinton’s NZ 2010 Visit

Article – Wikileaks

1. (SBU) Secretary Clinton, Embassy Wellington and Consulate General Auckland extend a warm welcome to you for your January 15-17 visit to New Zealand. We have worked closely on preparations with your “”Kiwi”” hosts and share their excitement about … Read more »

Wikileaks Cablegate NZ Release: Nukes, Elections, Defence…

Article – The Scoop Team

Secret US State Department cables relating to New Zealand have been released by the Sunday Star Times. Read more »

TPPA Negotiators Face Campaign to Release Draft

Press Release – Jane Kelsey

As Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations draw to a close in Auckland, an alliance of civil society groups in participating countries have announced a “release the text” campaign ahead of the next round of talks in February 2011 in Chile. Read more »

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill

Press Release – The Maori Party

First of all, let me say that the Maori Party is not fundamentally opposed to government taking steps to ensure the security of our country, nor are we opposed to the use of technology to enhance that security. Read more »

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