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Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner interviewed by Greg Boyed

Press Release – TVNZ Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense says ex-pat Kiwi. Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign …Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed ‘The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense’ says ex-pat Kiwi. Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign and is based in London says people who don’t want to accept the results of the vote are ‘in the first stage of grief. They’re in denial.’ There is no chance of Parliament voting against the referendum to vote to stay in despite a Labour MP calling to do so, he says. “It shows the mind set of some individuals, who think that the will of the people should just be ignored.” Speaking to Greg Boyed on TV One’s Q+A programme, he says “it was not the best example of shining democracy. There were things done on both sides that I thought were appalling”. “On day one when Britain is fully out, essentially what will happen is existing British laws and existing British trade agreements will remain static. Britain can then start to negotiate new ones. And interestingly enough, I’ve seen...

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Labour not ruling out TPP support

Press Release – TVNZ Labour leader Andrew Little told TV Ones Q+A programme that none of the bottom lines marked out by Labour have been met in the TPP including the right for future Government’s to ban the sale of land to foreign buyers. Labour not ruling out TPP support until full document is revealed. Labour leader Andrew Little told TV One’s Q+A programme that none of the bottom lines marked out by Labour have been met in the TPP including the right for future Government’s to ban the sale of land to foreign buyers. However they aren’t ruling out support for the document until they look at the final deal. “We are opposed to what we see at the moment but we’re taking a reasonable and measured approach, there’s a lot of complexity to it,” Mr Little said. When asked by Michael Parkin about the foreign-buyers issue, “Grant Robertson suggested you may flout those restrictions and still impose a ban. You’d do that?” Mr Little responded with this “yes. We will. It comes down to this in the end – that the fundamental moral obligation of every government is to act in the best interest of its citizens.” Full interview here http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/tpp-done-deal-labour-responds-video-6400126 ends Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Q+A: Trade Minister Tim Groser on the TPP

Press Release – TVNZ Q+A: Trade Minister Tim Groser on the TPP ‘it is almost inconceivable ..that anyone will take a case against New Zealand in the next X years.Q+A: Trade Minister Tim Groser on the TPP ‘it is almost inconceivable ..that anyone will take a case against New Zealand in the next X years.’ Trade Minister Tim Groser told TV One’s Q+A programme on the TPP that, ‘it is almost inconceivable, given the safeguards that our international lawyers have negotiated, that anyone will take a case against New Zealand in the next X years.’ Tim Groser conceded ‘that the United States is more litigious, and that’s why we put so much emphasis on the safeguards, and then we went this extra mile to try and get—first of all, nothing in Australia will be subject to ISDS. We have a bi-lateral agreement. We don’t need this. Secondly, we’ve got this big tobacco exemption, which stops big tobacco hunting for us.’ When asked about the ability to protect a future government’s right to restrict the land, or the sale of land, to foreigners. Minister Groser said,’No, but what we’ve decided to try and facilitate the debate here in New Zealand is to make explicit what we thought was implicit in the Korea deal, which is a future New Zealand government – we have no intention of doing this – can...

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Q+A – PM on TPP: “We’ve never ever been sued.”

Press Release – TVNZ Prime Minister John Key on the TPP: Weve never ever been sued. Prime Minister John Key told TV Ones Q+A programme that there is genuinely some misinformation, so the, you know, Well lose our sovereignty; the New Zealand Government will …Q+A – PM on TPP: “We’ve never ever been sued.” 11:26 AM (21 hours ago) Prime Minister John Key on the TPP: “We’ve never ever been sued.” Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme that “there is genuinely some misinformation, so the, you know, ‘We’ll lose our sovereignty; the New Zealand Government will get sued,’ I mean, they’re great statements to make, but they’re fundamentally not true.” And in response to Corin Dann’s question “you can’t guarantee, though, can you, that we won’t be sued by a big US corporation?” The Prime Minister said, “well we’ve had it in four FTAs now, we’ve never ever been sued. New Zealand has never had a case taken against us in investor-state.” Here’s the link to the full interview – Corin also asked the Prime Minister about Russia, Syria and the issue of Kiwis being detained in Australia awaiting deportation. http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/pm-tpp-we-ve-never-ever-been-sued-video-6397030 Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE and one hour later on TV ONE plus 1. Repeated Sunday evening at 11:35pm. Streamed live atwww.tvnz.co.nz ends Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Q+A: Railway that works will benefit NZ – Mainfreight boss

Press Release – TVNZ CORIN Mainfreight is one of our true global companies, with business in 240 branches around the world. As such, the Auckland-based transport and logistics company is, I think, a good barometer of how business is faring. Its been a turbulent week …Q+A: Railway that works will benefit NZ – Mainfreight boss Q + A Episode 27 DON BRAID Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mainfreight is one of our true global companies, with business in 240 branches around the world. As such, the Auckland-based transport and logistics company is, I think, a good barometer of how business is faring. It’s been a turbulent week with the Chinese stock market plunge sending markets into a panic, so is it time for New Zealanders to feel worried about the economy? Don Braid is the group managing director for Mainfreight. Just before we get to that, I thought I’d ask you about the paid parental leave debate. You employ thousands of people, don’t you? DON 6500. CORIN 6500 people. You must have a lot of paid parental leave. Do you support the idea of 26 weeks? DON What wasn’t talked about in those discussions is what the cost is to business, so that’s a problem, and it’s messy. The key for us is to get those women back to work. That’s the key. Not often do they come back...

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