Community Scoop


MFAT used Thompson + Clark for security at TPP protest

Article – RNZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade used controversial firm Thompson + Clark to provide security services for the 2016 Trans Pacific Partnership signing in Auckland. Read more »

On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Article – Gordon Campbell

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has … Read more »

Remarks to the Otago Chamber of Commerce

Speech – New Zealand Government

Kia Ora, good afternoon, its good to be back in Dunedin. Read more »

Cracking the Enigma Code (of NZ foreign policy)

Article – RNZ

Analysis – To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. Read more »

PM’s Europe trip highlights delicate nature of trade agreeme

Article – RNZ

There was a time when New Zealand prime ministers made an annual pilgrimage to Europe, cap in hand, imploring incumbents of gilded palaces not to cut New Zealand’s UK butter quota. Times have now changed – New Zealand is still talking trade but, judging by … Read more »

Government welcomes IMF’s positive economic assessment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has welcomed the IMFs Concluding Statement, released following its annual visit, which provides an independent assessment of the strength of the New Zealand economy. Read more »

Which of Labour’s trade policies will the PM pursue

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As the Prime Minister heads to Europe, with the proposed trade deals with the European Union and Britain at the top of her agenda, which of Labours trade policies she is going to pursue?, asks Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly gain as trade

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.5 percent gain against the greenback this week as investors’ jitters over a possible global trade war and a US attack against Syria abated, stoking risk appetite. Read more »

Parker wants public input in pursuit of progressive trade

Article – BusinessDesk

Parker wants public input in pursuit of progressive trade as PM flies flag in Europe Read more »

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems

Press Release – AFTINET

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems and reinforces the need for full-length JSCOT and Senate Inquiries Read more »

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