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Archive for April, 2011

New Zealand Is Not For Sale – Murray Horton speaking tour

Press Release – Murray Horton

Murray Horton, spokesperson of the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) will speak on:* Read more »

More ‘Blow Your Mind’ Wikileaks Material To Come, says Hagar

Article – Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): WikiLeaks has only released one or two percent of the US embassy cables that made worldwide news last year – and the rest of them “will blow your mind”, says New Zealand investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Read more »

Farmers cautious following bullish Reserve Bank outlook

Press Release – Federated Farmers

While Federated Farmers welcomes the Reserve Bank’s Outlook for commodity prices and implications for New Zealand monetary policy, with Federated Farmers Dairy chairperson urging caution after returning from a fact finding visit to the United States. “I … Read more »

Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations Petition April 2011

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Respectfully requests: That you, as our elected representatives, take an active role in ensuring that the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are opened to transparent and participatory processes from this time forward. Read more »

Too Many Precedents To Refuse To Release TPPA Text, Papers

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade claims the negotiating process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is following the standard FTA model and there is no precedent for release of the draft texts or negotiating documents. That … Read more »

Petition Seeking Transparency and Debate on TPP Negotiations

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

A petition signed on behalf of sixteen major New Zealand organisations [1] seeking greater transparency in the current negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been received by Hon Maryan Street, Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson … Read more »

Street Welcomes Petition for Greater Openness in Trade Talks

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A petition asking for a Foreign Affairs Select Committee hearing into the potential implications for New Zealand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks was welcomed today by the Opposition Spokesperson on Trade, Maryan Street. Read more »

Petition Seeks Hearing on Trans-Pacific Partnership Pact

Press Release – TPP Watch

A petition calling for a select committee hearing on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and its implications for New Zealanders was presented at Parliament today. Read more »

World Health Day: right to information and free expression

Press Release – IFEX

ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – 7 April 2011 – A diverse range of challenges to the right to health plagues the world today. Many of these challenges concern the lack of proper protection of the right to information and freedom of expression. On the occasion of World Health … Read more »

CAFCA campaigner coming to Kapiti

Press Release – CAFCA

One of New Zealand’s most informed and entertaining campaigners will be speaking in Paekakariki next week. Murray Horton, spokesperson for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) will discuss a range of issues including the Trans-Pacific … Read more »

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