Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

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The recent high-fiving between the government and agricultural exporters over ratification of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is empty gesture politics in an election year. Ratification by New Zealand means nothing. New Zealand law changes are not implemented unless the agreement ‘comes into force’ and this can’t happen unless the United States (US) ratifies. President […]

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Steven Joyce spent billions on highways, you won’t believe what happened next

It’s almost like a bad joke. Steven Joyce, our Minister of Finance and previous Minister of Transport, insisting his government is the “Infrastructure Government.” They’ve had this electoral strategy since the 2008 campaign, and nearly 9 years later it is ringing ever more hollow. If only it were true. New Zealand does have an infrastructure […]

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