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ARENA Ready, and Set to Go

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 9:28 am | Arena

All the chips are falling into place for the upcoming ARENA event this September. Artist submissions have closed, venues have been confirmed and social media platforms are abuzz with excitement for this uniquely creative event. More >>

Storm Clouds Gather over the Pacific Forum Meeting

Monday, 3 August 2009, 8:36 am | Arena

“This year, the Australian and New Zealand governments may have pushed Pacific Leaders too far in their determination to launch free trade talks three years ahead of schedule”, warns Dr Jane Kelsey on behalf of ARENA-NZ, who is in Cairns ahead ... More >>

Don’t believe hype over Groser’s Washington visit

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 11:03 am | Arena

‘Don’t believe the hype’ over Trade Minister Tim Groser’s visit to Washington tomorrow, New Zealand research and education network Arena warns. “The government will certainly want to talk up the outcomes of this meeting with the new United States ... More >>

OZ & NZ Call - fast-track Pacific free trade deal

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 4:23 pm | Arena

Australian and New Zealand Trade Ministers will this weekend attempt to convince their Pacific counterparts to ignore the Islands' own trade officials and press ahead with a free trade deal - warns regional trade justice campaigners. More >>

NZ Govt ambushing Pacific on trade - ARENA

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 7:49 am | Arena

This weekend’s meeting of Pacific trade ministers in Auckland to progress the launch of PACER+ trade negotiations has all the hallmarks of an Australian and New Zealand ambush, the Arena network said today. More >>

Clarify Fiji’s role in Pacific trade deal

Monday, 4 May 2009, 9:35 am | Arena

New Zealand research and education network ARENA today called on the New Zealand government to confirm the role of Fiji in upcoming informal trade talks in Vanuatu, following the suspension of Fiji’s current military regime from the Pacific Islands ... More >>

Open doors to foreign investors is irreversible

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 1:45 pm | Arena

Any moves by the new government to further liberalise our overseas investment rules are likely to be locked in to future free trade agreements (FTAs) and leave a permanent open-door to foreign investors, New Zealand research and education network ARENA ... More >>

Open doors to foreign investors is irreversible

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 12:07 pm | Arena

Any moves by the new government to further liberalise our overseas investment rules are likely to be locked in to future free trade agreements (FTAs) and leave a permanent open-door to foreign investors, New Zealand research and education network ARENA ... More >>

US postpones free trade negotiations with NZ

Monday, 9 March 2009, 9:57 am | Arena

New Zealand research and education network ARENA today welcomed news that the United States has postponed trade negotiations with New Zealand pending an overall review of US trade policy, and says that the New Zealand government should follow suit. More >>

Govt ignoring downsides of new Trade Agreement

Monday, 2 March 2009, 9:45 am | Arena

The government is glossing over the downsides of a new trade agreement signed this week, according to a New Zealand research and education network. On Friday New Zealand signed an agreement establishing the ASEAN - Australia - New Zealand Free Trade Area ... More >>

Cookson & Davies: NZ Post Colonial? Yeah Right

Sunday, 21 October 2007, 1:20 pm | Arena

The orders are received. The men prepare, put their combat boots on, cover their faces and load their guns. The exits are blocked, the people are searched and terrorized and the activists are dragged away. Palestine, Iraq. Afghanistan? – not this time. ... More >>

Post Colonial? Yeah Right!

Saturday, 20 October 2007, 3:03 pm | Arena

The orders are received. The men prepare, put their combat boots on, cover their faces and load their guns. The exits are blocked, the people are searched and terrorized and the activists are dragged away. Palestine, Iraq. Afghanistan? – not this time. ... More >>

Collapse fo Doha Round Cause for Celebration

Tuesday, 25 July 2006, 2:53 pm | Arena

“The collapse of the Doha round negotiations at the World Trade Organisation is cause for celebration by poor people and powerless governments around the world”, says Leigh Cookson on behalf of ARENA. “The WTO is a vehicle to promote the profits ... More >>

Heads Up For Media On Hong Kong WTO Ministerial

Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 10:05 am | Arena

From 13 to 18 December the World Trade Organisation will be holding its sixth ministerial conference in Hong Kong. The scene is set for a repeat of the failures of Seattle in 1999 and Cancun in 2003, although there are last-ditch attempts to avoid the spectacle ... More >>

ARENA Saddened By Rod Donald's Death

Tuesday, 8 November 2005, 10:23 am | Arena

The ARENA board, members and supporters are shocked and saddened at the death of Rod Donald. More >>

The Free Trade Juggernaut - A Poisoned Chalice

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 8:17 am | Arena

Last week saw both the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Thailand and another round of negotiations with Chile and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership, (P-3) probably now 'successfully' concluded. "Yet few New Zealanders ... More >>

Protestors occupy Solid Energy headquarters

Monday, 7 March 2005, 9:37 am | Arena

Protesting kiwi and their human supporters today will occupy state-owned coal company Solid Energy’s headquarters in Christchurch in opposition to the proposed opencast coal mine at Happy Valley on the West Coast. The protestors intend to camp on Solid ... More >>

Arena Launches Sign On Letter To Oppose The P-3

Tuesday, 21 December 2004, 10:49 am | Arena

ARENA today stepped up its campaign against the proposed Chile/New Zealand free trade agreement, which forms part of the Pacific 3 (P-3) with Singapore, by launching a sign-on letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the negotiations. More >>

Letter to PM on SIS Review

Monday, 29 November 2004, 10:42 am | Arena

The following letter has been sent to the Prime Minister by David Small and Leigh Cookson on behalf of 17 organisations calling for a full and independent judicial review of the operations of the SIS. More >>

Stop Misleading New Zealanders about WTO

Monday, 2 August 2004, 12:30 am | Arena

When Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton claims that the outcome of this week's General Council meeting at the WTO is a victory for New Zealand exporters he knows he is misleading New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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