Tag: Rotorua-Te Arawa TPPA Action Group

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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Rotorua (New Zealand) hosts TPPA information event

Press Release – Rotorua-Te Arawa TPPA Action Group On Sunday October 18, the Rotorua/Te Arawa TPPA Action Group is hosting a panel of speakers from all over the country to speak out about what they know about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.Media release: 13 October 2015 Issued by: Rotorua/Te Arawa TPPA Action Group Rotorua (New Zealand) hosts TPPA information event on October 18 On Sunday October 18, the Rotorua/Te Arawa TPPA Action Group is hosting a panel of speakers from all over the country to speak out about what they know about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Speakers are; Professor Jane Kelsey (via Video Feed), Dr Benjamin Pittman, Edward Miller, Fletcher Tabuteau, Catherine Delahunty, Te Ururoa Flavell, Marama Davidson, Annette Sykes, Anjum Rahman and will be hosted by Tihini Grant. Nga Pukenga Koeke o Te Arawa. (Kaumatua-Maori Elders) will be physically supporting this event on the day and will make their presence known. They may also make a statement. Marama Meikle, spokesperson for the Rotorua event said that there was huge concern on how the deal would impact on New Zealander’s and their futures. With any trade agreement their comes a cost and history has indicated and shown us that free trade agreements do not work in our favour because corporates only consider their profit margins and will remove their trade of origin from countries to cheaper places. Do...

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