Posts Tagged ‘Trans Pacific Partnership’

Ratana Church shows how to protest with dignity

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Long-serving organiser of the annual Waitangi Festival, Pita Paraone, says Ratana leaders have shown it is possible to hold a dignified pƍwhiri for the Crown while still making a strong protest against the TPP, and Waitangi elders should follow suit. Fears of a sizeable protest from anti-TPPA protesters at the annual Ratana Church celebrations in Read more

Bishop joins protest against Trans Pacific Partnership

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, was among a number of politicians, lecturers and religious leaders who spoke to a crowd of about 500 gathered in the city’s Square at the third anti Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) event to be held in the city in the past year. Drennan said there was growing Read more

Vacuuming up the Pacific’s resources

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state dispute settlement, Read more

The Trans Pacific Partnership lacks transparency

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I was stopped on Lambton Quay recently by an elderly Japanese gentleman, with a clipboard. He showed me the words TPPA and Pharmac. He was pleased that I did know about this, and that I was also aware of the Japanese people’s opposition to their government’s attempts to join in. All is connected… The Trans Read more