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'RCEP a wake up call to rethink the failed hyperglobalisation model'

"The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that was signed virtually yesterday is a wake up call for the cheerleaders of hyperglobalisation: countries and their peoples have become wary and weary of these mega-free trade deals ", says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey,

'Auckland COVID-19 case shows need for extended sick leave before busy Xmas period'

The case of an Auckland city worker heading to work with COVID-19 symptoms shows the need for urgent extended sick leave, Green Party Workplace Relations spokesperson Jan Logie said today.

Labour signs another lame duck agreement - Chris Leitch

Just as it did after the 2017 general election Labour has signed another lame duck agreement following years of behind closed doors negotiation.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a lame duck agreement for several important reasons.

New Zealand signs Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor have announced the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was today fully concluded and signed.

Minister acknowledges students as exams begin

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has recognised the extraordinary challenges students have faced this year, ahead of NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams which begin on Monday.

Prime Minister meets with key ASEAN and East Asia Summit partners

The ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit, which was held digitally, also marked the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic partnership between the two parties.

Senior officials determine policy direction in the Covid-19 age

Officials from the 21 APEC economies began their final round of policy deliberations for 2020 this Friday.

Veterans Affairs Summit held in Korea

A Ministerial Summit on Veterans’ Affairs was held in the Republic of Korea this week. Ministers with veteran responsibilities were invited from all 22 countries that had been part of the United Nations Forces during the Korean War (1950 - 1953).

Covid-19 elimination strategy almost abandoned - Covid Plan B

Covid Plan B has welcomed the Government’s decision not to over-react to cases of people testing positive to Covid-19 by starting another lockdown.

Council unanimous in way forward

Council unanimous in way forward Invercargill City Council last night (Thursday 12 November 2020) unanimously accepted the findings of an independent governance review and will now present the details of a plan to address the matters raised to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).