FrontPage: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief Trade Negotiator David Walker

Ministry won't back down

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has simply dismissed claims that some of the economic modelling on the TPP contained a basic arithmetical error. The report back to Parliament yesterday of the Sele…
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The Maori Party way

The Government can forget about any RMA reforms if it tinkers with the iwi participation agreement proposal in the Bill currently before a Select Committee. Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the p…
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: Bay of Plenty National Party member Margaret Murray-Benge at the party's Central North Island conference.

National Party members out of step

National Party officials stifled a debate on the resource management act at their central north island conference because they apparently feared some of the speakers might make racist comments. Bay of Plent…
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: Trade Minister Todd McClay

McClay defiant on TPP and Pharmac

An official from the US Trade Representative's office (USTR) is currently in Wellington checking up on the country’s plans to implement the TPP. In a statement last night, the US Embassy in Wellington sai…
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