Re: The preliminary signing of the TPPA

Column – Te Pukenga Koeke o Ngati Pikiao We Te Pukenga Koeke o Ngati Pikiao, understand that you, the Maori Party have been telling the tangata whenua of New Zealand that you oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is in line with the policies of your party.Re: The preliminary signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Tena koe Te Ururoa Flavell, We Te Pukenga Koeke o Ngati Pikiao, understand that you, the Maori Party have been telling the tangata whenua of New Zealand that you oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is in line with the policies of your party. We Te Pukenga Koeke o Ngati Pikiao, are adamant that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will do more to undermine our kaitiakitanga and our people than any action or lack thereof that this or previous governments have undertaken (or not as the case may be). We believe that the TPPA undermines the crowns ability to act in good faith for the tangata whenua of Aotearoa. It is highly questionable how this government with the support of the Maori Party can regulate for the benefit of Maori if said benefit interferes with the profit making of an international corporation. No government will legislate in the interest of their people if to do so would invite legitimate legal sanctions. We have been made aware of pay-outs in the billions...

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