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Archive for October, 2017

NZ to ban foreign buyers of existing homes

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ to ban foreign buyers of existing homes but says change would comply with TPP-11 Read more »

Standing by UN Security Council Resolution 2334

Press Release – Palestine Human Rights Campaign NZ

Standing by UN Security Council Resolution 2334 A NZ Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) response to Shalom Kiwi Press Release: UN Security Council Resolution 2334 Criticised Read more »

Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

Press Release – ActionStation

In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her utmost to push against … Read more »

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Home Ownership vs The TPP

Article – Lyndon Hood

Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held her first post-cabinet press conference this afternoon,following the second meeting of her cabinet. Read more »

Ngātiwai Trust Board Mandate not fit for purpose

Press Release – Ngatiwai ki Whangaruru

The Ngtiwai Mandate Inquiry Report was released publicly on 31 October 2017, 4pm. It was the outcome of an urgent inquiry into 10 claimant groups challenging the Crowns recognition of the Ngtiwai Trust Board (NTB) Deed of Mandate to negotiate … Read more »

Invasive tubeworm not a welcome guest

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Mana Ahuriri Trust and Hawkes Bay Regional Council are about to start work removing colonies of an invasive marine tubeworm. In November the two groups will head to the top of Te Whanganui o Orutu the Ahuriri Estuary to remove the marine … Read more »

Europe puts labour, environmental standards on the table

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Europe wants to develop a new version of gold-plated trade deals in its negotiations with New Zealand and Australia to deliver tangible benefits for the general population as the tide goes out on globalisation. Read more »

Waitangi Tribunal Releases Report on Ngātiwai Mandate Claims

Press Release – Waitangi Tribunal

The Crown breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi when it recognised the mandate of the Ngtiwai Trust Board to enter into settlement negotiations with the Crown on behalf of Ngtiwai, the Waitangi Tribunal has found. Read more »

NZ business confidence turns pessimistic in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Political uncertainty saw business confidence sour in October as the interregnum before a government coalition was formed stoked negativity across all sectors Read more »

A win for clean, green, GE-free New Zealand

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 October 2017 The Soil & Health Association is celebrating the decision by Federated Farmers to abandon its appeal against the right of councils to control the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their territories. … Read more »

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