TPPA Headlines

SIS Scandal Leaves Key Unscathed

Press Release – iPredict

Prime Minister John Key has been almost entirely unscathed by the SIS scandal, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. The probability Mr Key will remain leader of the National Party … Read more »

Accelerating Over the Cliff in our Latest Roadster

Article – Paul Martin

The Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change earlier this year noted if action is not taken soon the resultant 2C increase in global temperatures will have severe, and irreversible impacts on human habitation and economic activity. Read more »

“A strong, viable WTO is essential for New Zealand”

Speech – World Trade Organisation

Smaller economies such as New Zealand can benefit strongly from the platform that the WTO provides for negotiating agriculture, cutting red tape at the border and other issues, and for small and medium-sized enterprises, which do not have the same … Read more »

China FTA allows investors to sue over domestic law

Press Release – AFTINET

China FTA includes rights for investors to sue governments over changes in domestic law but full text remains secret Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Australia scoring trade points with China

Column – Gordon Campbell

It hasnt been a great year for Trade Minister Tim Groser. The Trans Pacific Partnership deal has been deadlocked all year, amidst increasingly desperate attempts to jawbone it towards the finishing line. Read more »

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014

Article – The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident Roger Suttons resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment The APEC East … Read more »

Little Favoured For Labour Leader, Deputy Race Open

Press Release – iPredict

There is now nearly a 90% probability Andrew Little will be elected leader of the New Zealand Labour Party tomorrow but less clarity than ever about who will be his deputy, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands … Read more »

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. Read more »

South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Coverage of the free trade agreement just concluded with South Korea has been all about agriculture which is being talked up without anyone being able to see the fine print, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, It appears the legal scrubbing … Read more »

Business Forum welcomes NZ Korea FTA

Press Release – NZ International Business Forum

The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) welcomes the much anticipated conclusion of the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement. Read more »

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