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Much at stake in Crafar court ruling

Comment  It was hard to suppress the image of a black-singleted John Clarke singing, “If it weren’t for your gumboots, where would ya be?” when I took part in a Federated Farmers debate on foreign ownership. The proposition that “if foreigners want to own dairy farms in New Zealand, they …

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Fonterra – Another step, but road ahead looks rocky

Fonterra’s top brass emerged from their Monday board meeting claiming a clear mandate to proceed with the controversial trading among farmers (TAF) scheme. It’s going to take a lot of work to rebuild trust between the Fonterra board and management, and many of their farmer shareholders if TAF is to …

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INZBC Hosts India-NZ FTA negotiators

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Warning: join() [function.join]: Invalid arguments passed in /websites/de/dev.wp.newzealandinc.com/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php on line 152  The India-NZ FTA discussions have progressed to round 7 when a team led by J Dadoo, Joint Secretary, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry met their NZ counterparts led by Nigel Fyfe from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and …

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Where now for New Zealand trade?

WTO  Nearly two weeks after the Cancun debacle the full extent of this latest crisis in global governance is starting to sink in. It is too early to say with confidence that the historic new G21 coalition of developing countries that Brazil has stitched together will become a permanent force …

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Billion-dollar blow to NZ trade

NZ Herald  CANCUN – Amid the wreckage of world trade talks last night New Zealand’s negotiating minister, Jim Sutton, refused to play the blame game. The failure was a “collective disgrace”, he said. But there was still sufficient meat on the bones of a draft negotiating framework to give him …

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US acknowledges flinty academic deserves respect

 Shanghai Comment  Prime Minister Helen Clark’s strong backing for the American war on terrorism won her and New Zealand new respect at the Apec conference. After just four days at Shanghai, she is now looking like an emerging Asia-Pacific leader and power player. She has shed, in United States eyes, …

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Fran O’Sullivan: NZ should link arms with US

NZ Herald  Today’s Wall St opening will be the most difficult hurdle for financial markets since the 1987 global sharemarkets collapse. The one-week halt to trading is the longest since the First World War closure. The human carnage wreaked by terrorists who destroyed New York’s twin pillars of capitalism – …

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Business leaders meet the world shapers

NZ Herald  More than fine New Zealand wine will be flowing this weekend at Apec. The chief executives’ summit will bring together around 330 international delegates for four busy days of debate and discussion in a forum which aims to build relationships between business and politics and analyse the impact …

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