Local Government

Urgent inquiry into issues relating to the TPPA

Press Release – Waitangi Tribunal The Waitangi Tribunal will convene an urgent hearing into claims relating to the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from 14 to 18 March 2016 at the Waitangi Tribunal Offices in Wellington.

Government must reassure local authorities over TPPA

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party Upper Hutt City Councils controversial move to establish a TPPA Free Zone policy reflects the concern many local authorities have over the deal and the Government must now provide assurances to our representatives, says Labours Local Government …

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 …

New paper on TPPA shows serious impacts for local govt

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey An expert, peer reviewed, paper on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for local government was released today. The paper was co-authored by former city councillor and chair of Watercare Services, Tony Holman QSO, former …

TPP relocation will cost ratepayers at least $500,000

Press Release – Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says its over-the-top Auckland Council is telling ratepayer-funded staff to stay away and flexi-work on Thursday 4 February due to imminent protests around SkyCity next door to Auckland Councils HQ in Federal …