:  Jacinda Ardern and Malcom Turnbbull

Ardern’s risky new foreign policy

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is demonstrating that her campaign to admit Manus Islands refugees into New Zealand is part of a new approach to foreign affairs. She says she intends restoring a role in forei…
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:  Trade Minister David Parker in opposition at the TPP hearings in 2015

NZ happy with CPTPP - ready to sign it

As far as New Zealand is concerned the CPTPP is ready to sign. Trade Minister David Parker told Parliament yesterday that the text of the agreement had been “stabilised”. He told POLITIK last night tha…
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:  Trade Minister David Parker meets his Veit Namese counterpart, Tran Tuan Anh in Da Nang at APEC

Labour Party on side with new TPP - so far

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, undoubtedly conscious of the widespread concern within the Labour party about the TPP, has been keeping Party President, Nigel Haworth, briefed through the weekend as the …
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:  PM Jacinda Ardern and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House yesterday

Ardern takes another step towards the TPP

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was playing her TPP cards close to her chest yesterday after her meeting with Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull. But even so, she is sounding more and more like she is h…
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