Tag: International Trade

TPP laws risk creative handbrakes

Press Release – InternetNZ InternetNZ has released its submission to Parliament on the TPP Amendment Bill. The submission sets out ways to update the draft legislation to deliver the most fair possible copyright laws for all New Zealanders.TPP laws risk creative handbrakes and unwarranted criminal charges InternetNZ has released its submission to Parliament on the TPP Amendment Bill. The submission sets out ways to update the draft legislation to deliver the most fair possible copyright laws for all New Zealanders. “This legislation makes some use of the exceptions allowed in the TPP, but it can and should go much...

Read More

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...

Read More

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s housing policy, and TPP rewrites

Column – Gordon Campbell D riving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labours new housing policy launch. In Corstorphine and Kew came street after street of state housing built in a previous era by an effective government … Gordon Campbell on Labour’s housing policy, and TPP rewrites Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch. In Corstorphine and Kew came street after street of state housing built in a previous era by an effective government response to housing need,...

Read More

‘Brexit’ – a Window of Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand First Party Prime Minister John Key may say, “it is in New Zealand’s interests for the UK to remain in the EU, but thatll be news to a great many New Zealanders. Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 21 JUNE 2016 ‘Brexit’ – a Window of Opportunity The Rt Hon Winston Peters is the Leader of New Zealand First and is a former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer and Foreign Minister. He is also the Member of Parliament for Northland electorate. Prime Minister John Key may...

Read More