Sembang Santai B.E.A.CC.H. How CPTPP Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

24 January 2023

In a webinar hosted by Sembang Santai B.E.A.CC.H., Emeritus Professor Jane Kelsey and Maui Solomon discuss the negative effects of agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Māori, and the struggles of Indigenous peoples in having their voices heard.

TPP protects NZ’s interests

24 January 2018

The government has announced that the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) will be signed in March. The trade agreement could see the elimination of tariffs in 11 countries, including New Zealand, Canada and Japan. However, many Māori groups are critical of the pact fearing it may diminish treaty rights. And as Irena Smith reports, one member of the coalition government, the Greens, also remains vehemently opposed to the deal.

Māori lead massive TPPA democracy protest in NZ

04 February 2016

Māori protesters at the forefront of a massive people’s protest for democracy in Auckland today against the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

More pictures at Asia Pacific Report.

TPP deal signed off as thousands took to central Auckland in protest

04 February 2016

New Zealand is now officially part of the world’s largest ever free trade deal. Local officials joined ministers from 11 other countries to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). But long before the ink was dry, the Auckland CBD rocked with thousands of people in protest.

Controversial TPP pact signed amid New Zealand protests

04 February 2016

Protesters highlight the deal’s corporate agenda as 12 countries sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Auckland.

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Federation of Māori Authorities backs TPP signing

01 February 2016

At least one Māori organisation has come out in support of New Zealand signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Federation of Māori Authorities chair Traci Houpapa says it’s critical NZ take its place at the TPP table alongside other major economies and that there would be significant benefits for Māori business. She also says that NZ is unique as it is the only TPP partner among the twelve countries to have recognised its indigenous peoples by enshrining the Treaty of Waitangi and exempting the WAI 262 claim.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei refuse to welcome TPPA dignitaries

28 January 2016

As mana whenua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are known to welcome visiting dignitaries and celebrities to Auckland. But they have refused to host a pōwhiri for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) officials because they strongly oppose the deal.

Expert paper on TPPA and Treaty of Waitangi highlights concern

21 January 2016

The Government has confirmed it will host the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Auckland on February 4. However, an expert paper released today on the affects it will have on Māori rights under the Treaty of Waitangi, reinforce the concerns of many.

Govt not welcome to Waitangi if TPPA is signed – Kingi Taurua

18 January 2016

Ngāpuhi kaumātua and spokesperson for Te Tii Marae, Kingi Taurua, says the Government will not be welcome at Waitangi if a proposal to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) goes ahead on the week of the nation’s celebrations next month. He says the lack of proper consultation with Māori means they have been left in the dark.

Hone Harawira on TPPA, tobacco tax and Ngāpuhi unity

14 January 2016

Interview with Mana leader Hone Harawira by Scotty Morrison, Te Karere, on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and other issues.

TPPA Ōrākei Marae Session with Massey University

22 October 2015

Massey University hui at Ōrākei Marae on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Moana Maniapoto and Professor Jane Kelsey talk about its origins, the shadowy boardroom deals and what impact this will have on Māori and all New Zealanders. A must see presentation that will shape and inform your knowledge on the TPPA.

TPPA – economic gains at the expense of cultural costs

06 October 2015

It’s a ground-breaking deal that will save almost $260 million a year on tariffs for New Zealand. But despite the gains, apprehension still lingers for Ngāti Kahungunu, who support the economic benefits but question at what cost will that be to iwi stakeholders.

NZ First Deputy Leader Tracey Martin speaks against Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

04 December 2014

Members of the Mana, Māori, Labour, Green, and NZ First Party were highly critical of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). They called for the Government to release the draft text so that parliament and the public could debate the document.