Tag: Christchurch

Public to have their say on TPPA in three main centres

Press Release – Office of the Clerk Public to have their say on TPPA in three main centres The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee are hearing public submissions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the four TPPA related intellectual property treaties in Christchurch, …Public to have their say on TPPA in three main centres The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee are hearing public submissions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the four TPPA related intellectual property treaties in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. Christchurch When: Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April Where: Christchurch City Council’s chambers at 53 Hereford Street. Auckland When: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April Where: Holiday Inn, 2 Ascot Road, Mangere. Wellington When: Thursday 14, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 April Where: Select committee meeting rooms, Parliament House Who the committee will hear from Over 330 people wanted to give their submission to the committee in person. People from other parts of New Zealand who can’t make it to these locations will be heard by teleconference from Wellington. The committee’s report When the committee has heard all public submissions and finished its consideration of the TPPA and associated treaties, it will report back to the House of Representatives. The report is expected to be presented to the House in May 2016. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Christchurch City Council met today

Press Release – Christchurch City Council Councillors received an update on the New Central Library project, which was recently put out for tender. The Council has received a number of excellent tenders and a decision will be made in the coming weeks. Ground-works for the library began on …Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: New Central Library Councillors received an update on the New Central Library project, which was recently put out for tender. The Council has received a number of excellent tenders and a decision will be made in the coming weeks. Ground-works for the library began on Monday 22 February on the site of the old Camelot Hotel, which means construction of the facility – which will be the largest public library in the South Island – can begin later in 2016. Council supports voluntary smokefree outdoor dining trial The Council resolved to support Smokefree Canterbury’s ‘Voluntary Smokefree Outdoor Dining Trial’. Smokefree Canterbury will receive economic data on the hospitality sector within Christchurch; help with survey methodology and analysis of findings; and contact details for café and restaurant owners with outdoor dining lease agreements. Council to organise TPP workshop Councillors and the public will have an opportunity to hear from experts, such as university lecturers, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a workshop to be organised by the Council. After the workshop...

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Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

Press Release – New Zealand Government The redevelopment of the Lyttelton Port in Canterbury will play a significant role in the future economic growth and prosperity of the South Island by boosting jobs and trade, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry …Hon Bill English Deputy Prime Minister Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 4 February 2016 Media Statement Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world The redevelopment of the Lyttelton Port in Canterbury will play a significant role in the future economic growth and prosperity of the South Island by boosting jobs and trade, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee say. On the same day trade ministers from around the world signed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Mr English formally opened the Cashin Quay 2 Wharf, an $85 million expansion that will increase the Port’s ability to grow trade in the coming decades. Mr Brownlee, Speaker David Carter and other dignitaries joined the celebrations. “The TPPA opens New Zealand up to 800 million potential customers and covers 36 per cent of global GDP. The expansion of the Lyttelton Port means the business is well placed to take advantage of this trade deal. “Imports and exports coming though Lyttelton Port account for 56 per cent of the total volume coming into the South Island, helping cement the...

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1,500 Concerned Christchurch Citizens Attend Anti-TPPA Rally

Press Release – Its Our Future Christchurch A large crowd of at least 1500 came to Christchurch’s Cathedral Square today, Sat January 30, 2016, to mourn the death of Democracy if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is implemented.1500 Concerned Citizens of Christchurch, New Zealand Attended the Anti-TPPA Rally A large crowd of at least 1500 came to Christchurch’s Cathedral Square today, Sat January 30, 2016, to mourn the death of Democracy if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is implemented. The whole crowd mourned as the coffin containing Democracy was taken from the hearse and put on the stage and a eulogy was performed. The whole crowd raged as Prime Minister John Key [puppet], dressed as an American puppet, kicked Democracy into it’s grave accompanied by Salmonella Dub’s about to be released new song, Jonkey’s. The whole crowd revelled as the Its Our Future Christchurch team arrived with oxygen and a blood transfusion and resurrected Democracy. We heard today that it is virtually impossible for the United States to ratify the treaty as most of Congress and all the leading presidential candidates are opposed to it. Without the US, the treaty cannot be implemented. We heard today that the expert analyses of the first 5 chapters proves the government has lied about the benefits to New Zealand and has covered up the enormous costs to our country. We heard today that John...

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TPP: It’s Not Over! 14 November – Nationwide Day of Action!

Press Release – It’s Our Future The political tradeoffs have been done and the text has now been sent to Tokyo to undergo the legal scrubbing process. As we expected there are very few trade benefits, while the deal gives corporates and foreign investors a lot of power to …It’s Not Over! 14 November – Nationwide Day of Action! 14 November is another Nationwide Day of Action against the TPPA! The political tradeoffs have been done and the text has now been sent to Tokyo to undergo the ‘legal scrubbing’ process. As we expected there are very few trade benefits, while the deal gives corporates and foreign investors a lot of power to run roughshod over our democracy. But it hasn’t been signed, and the fight continues! Lead up to Day of Action Events Whanganui – Saturday 7th November – Community Picnic Christchurch – Monday 9th November – Christchurch Welcomes Tim Groser Day of Action Events Saturday 14 November Kerikeri – 2:30pm at Kerikeri Library Auckland – 1:00pm at Myers Park Hamilton – 1:00pm by Cock and Bull Te Rapa Tauranga – 11:00am at Red Square Rotorua – 1:00pm, at the Village Green – Corner of Whakaue St and Memorial Drive Gisborne – 12.30pm, at Elgin Shops Palmerston North – 1:00pm, The Square Wellington – 1pm at Midland Park Nelson – 11am at 1903 Square – near the church...

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