Community Scoop


Foreign Affairs Minister Concludes Final Stage Of World Trip

Press Release – New Zealand Government

27 November 2021  Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta today departed North America to return home to Aotearoa, concluding the last stage of her 17-day world trip. The final leg of her trip saw her visit the United States of America … Read more »

WTO Ministerial Conference Must Be Postponed As Omicron Variant Closes Borders

Press Release – University of Auckland

The World Trade Organizations (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference of trade ministers (MC12) is was? scheduled to begin in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 30 November. The new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 has thrown an already shambolic event Read more »

WTO Ministerial Shaping Up To Repeat The Power Politics Of COP 26

Opinion – Professor Jane Kelsey

Hard on the heels of the political deal-making by major powers and corporate lobbyists at the Glasgow climate conference, similar manoevres are shaping the World Trade Organizations (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference scheduled for 29 November … Read more »

Sta Maria Reappointed As APEC Secretariat Executive Director

Press Release – APEC

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Singapore, 15 November 2021 Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria has been reappointed Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, the coordinating and technical advisory body for advancing the joint initiatives of the 21 APEC member … Read more »

Change In Copyright Term Will Have Huge Effect On Libraries

Press Release – New Zealand Library And Information Association

The library sector is concerned that the Government has agreed to extend the term of copyright for another 20 years. Libraries foresee this having a significant impact on their sector. New Zealand and the UK have reached agreement in principle on the … Read more »

Old wine in new bottles – why the NZ-UK free trade agreement fails to confront the challenges of a post-COVID world

Article – The Conversation

New Zealanders wont see the full text of the UK free trade agreement until it is signed, meaning it will proceed without open public debate despite locking in constraints on future governments. Read more »

Citizen Group Condemns Another Secret Trade Deal

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Its Our Future has condemned todays announcement of an agreement-in-principle between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. When Labour came into Government we were told there was going to be a new approach to how we did these deals, however … Read more »

UK And New Zealand Agree Historic Trade Deal

Press Release – British High Commission

A comprehensive trade agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand will cutred tape for businesses, end tariffs on goods exports and create new opportunities for tech and services companies, while making it easier for professionals to live and … Read more »

NZ Set To Benefit From $172m Tongan Airport Development

Press Release – Raw Mana

New Zealand travellers and trading partners with Tonga are set to benefit from the opening of the countrys largest international airport. The new development will allow Kiwi tourists to fly direct to Tongas main tourism hub Vavau for the first … Read more »

New Zealand Welcomes Mexico As A New Partner On Inclusive Trade Initiatives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand, Chile and Canada welcomed Mexico as the newest member of the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) and signatory of the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement (GTAGA) at an event today in Paris. Read more »

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