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TPP deal still alive - NZ Trade Minister David Parker

The TPP negotiations taking place in Vietnam appear to have overcome several stumbling blocks and is close to being signed by the remaining 11 nations involved the agreement. It is now being called the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (CPTPP).

Labour's TPPA-11 spin 'omits inconvenient details'

‘Having agreed to the National government’s original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with some aspects suspended pending a possible US re-entry, the new government has begun to spin its achievements, while omitting some inconvenient details’, says University of Auckland law professor J

Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership 'a better deal for New Zealand'

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has welcomed the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which incorporates the TPP.

Red Meat sector welcomes TPP deal

Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement a deal has been struck to move ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Business forum welcomes new look TPP

The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Trade Minister David Parker and their officials on concluding an agreement with eleven partners on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTP

Labour largely endorses National's TPPA; now it's time for consultation

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey is ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ that the Labour government has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with the suspension of a limited range of items, at the ministerial and leaders’ meetings in Da Nang, Viet Nam.

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Dr Matts Belin

Lisa Owen: Welcome back. After years of declining, our road toll is on the way up again. 323 people have died so far this year already. Just five fewer in the whole of last year and more than in 2015.

Auckland-based former Manus Island social worker condemns Aust govt

Auckland-based social worker Charlotte Wilson, who worked at the Manus Island detention centre for the Salvation Army from February 2014 - January 2015, has condemned the Australian government.

Government must do all it can to get TPP over line - English

TPP leaders must work to resolve their differences to ensure the real benefits from the agreement are realised, National Party Leader Bill English says.

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Parker


Trade Minister David Parker says the TPP definitely won’t be signed at the current APEC meeting and he doesn’t know if it can be revived. But he says "it’s not completely dead til it’s dead".

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