Month: July 2016

Don’t leave a toxic legacy – give up on the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future Joe Bidens visit to New Zealand comes amongst desperate moves to try to rescue the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Citizens opposed to the TPPA will be at Auckland Airport today to call for an end to the TPPA.Don’t leave a toxic legacy – give up on the TPPA Joe Biden’s visit to New Zealand comes amongst desperate moves to try to rescue the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Citizens opposed to the TPPA will be at Auckland Airport today to call for an end to the TPPA. The TPPA was...

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NZ’s lack of action on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Press Release – Independent Maori Monitoring Mechanism Iwi Mori have taken the government to task about their lack of implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Members of the Monitoring Mechanism, an independent working group of the National Iwi Chairs Forum … MEDIA STATEMENT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 July 2016 Iwi Māori have taken the government to task about their lack of implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Members of the Monitoring Mechanism, an independent working group of the National Iwi Chairs Forum recently tabled their second report[1]...

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Fred Whata’s position statement opposing the TPPA

Press Release – Rotorua Te Arawa TPPA Action Group Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill. I, Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata swear: Ko Rangiatea toku kororia, toku rangatiratanga Ko Papatuanuku toku piringa, toku turangawaewae Pou ki te whenua No reira ahau My dominion my authority from Rangiatea My embrace my standing place upon Papatuanuku Intimately connected within the whenua Is who I am I am Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata of Ngati Pikiao of the Te Arawa waka. I am the Great Grandson of Hakarangi Wahanui and Ngahuka Reimana Te Poihipi. The Grandson of Whata Karaka Hakarangi and Irimako Te Hake Haimona. The Son of Akapita Peter Whata and Keti Warena Haimona I stand upon my Turangawaewae with authority and power in the truth from knowing, I have absolute Sovereignty. In my individual capacity as a sovereign, I state that the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has no bearing on me or my Turangawaewae. I hereby oppose the TPPA and state that no outside sources or bodies can undermine or usurp my individual sovereignty. I object to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific...

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Report on RCEP negotiations

Auckland RCEP Consultations 14-17 June The thirteenth round of consultations were held in Auckland from the 12-18 June. Parallel meetings were held by the Working Groups on Trade in Goods and Trade in Services including their respective Sub-Working Groups, as well as the Working Groups on Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Intellectual Property, Competition, e-Commerce, and Legal and Institutional Issues. Expert consultations on Trade Remedies and Government Procurement continued. On Tuesday 14 June a ‘stakeholder’ event was held which enabled public registration and attendance. The details were organised very late, which made it difficult for people to assess whether...

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