David Parker

17th Jun 20, 2:30pm
New Zealand-UK free trade negotiations to begin via video conference in July, says Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker
New Zealand-UK free trade negotiations to begin via video conference in July, says Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker
17th Jun 20, 2:30pm
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15th Jun 20, 4:09pm
Housing, roading, rail, cycling and water projects among those named by the Government to go through special streamlined consenting process
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Housing, roading, rail, cycling and water projects among those named by the Government to go through special streamlined consenting process
15th Jun 20, 4:09pm
28th May 20, 3:25pm
Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
28th May 20, 3:25pm
13th May 20, 5:17pm
Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
13th May 20, 5:17pm
11th May 20, 8:52am
Chris Trotter muses on whether the Covid-19 crisis is ushering in a major shift in New Zealand foreign policy centring on a tilt away from Beijing and a cosying up to Washington
Chris Trotter muses on whether the Covid-19 crisis is ushering in a major shift in New Zealand foreign policy centring on a tilt away from Beijing and a cosying up to Washington
11th May 20, 8:52am
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
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19th Nov 19, 12:48pm
Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
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Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
19th Nov 19, 12:48pm
4th Nov 19, 6:40pm
Upgraded NZ-China FTA to be signed in early 2020; Government confirms agreement doesn't include new perks for dairy, but removes tariffs from more NZ wood products and includes 'ambitious' environmental commitments
Upgraded NZ-China FTA to be signed in early 2020; Government confirms agreement doesn't include new perks for dairy, but removes tariffs from more NZ wood products and includes 'ambitious' environmental commitments
4th Nov 19, 6:40pm
11th Sep 19, 7:14am
Eyebrows raised as Simon Bridges appears to sing from China's songbook during a visit that included a meeting with one of the Communist Party's most highly ranked members in charge of all legal enforcement
Eyebrows raised as Simon Bridges appears to sing from China's songbook during a visit that included a meeting with one of the Communist Party's most highly ranked members in charge of all legal enforcement
11th Sep 19, 7:14am
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5th Sep 19, 11:43am
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
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Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
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14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
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Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
31st Jul 19, 3:54pm
Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land
Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land
31st Jul 19, 3:54pm
27th Jul 19, 9:47am
Peter Dunne argues the Government should make it clear the principles of the RMA are to remain unchanged, with the real focus of the review to make the RMA work the way it was originally intended
Peter Dunne argues the Government should make it clear the principles of the RMA are to remain unchanged, with the real focus of the review to make the RMA work the way it was originally intended
27th Jul 19, 9:47am
25th Jul 19, 10:20am
The trillion dollar reason Wednesday's RMA reform announcement saw David Parker puff his chest out, Winston Peters dismiss Maori rights, and Judith Collins talk up restoring property owners' rights 
The trillion dollar reason Wednesday's RMA reform announcement saw David Parker puff his chest out, Winston Peters dismiss Maori rights, and Judith Collins talk up restoring property owners' rights 
25th Jul 19, 10:20am
25th Jul 19, 9:36am
Guy Trafford tries to unpick the practical cost impact on livestock farmers from the new agricultural emissions plan, revealing significant disparities. An RMA review is announced
Guy Trafford tries to unpick the practical cost impact on livestock farmers from the new agricultural emissions plan, revealing significant disparities. An RMA review is announced
25th Jul 19, 9:36am
24th Jul 19, 9:30am
Government tasks working group with considering whether Resource Management Act should be broken up to separately deal with land use planning and environmental protection
Government tasks working group with considering whether Resource Management Act should be broken up to separately deal with land use planning and environmental protection
24th Jul 19, 9:30am
3rd Jul 19, 7:33am
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker unveils government plan to boost productivity including ideas borrowed from Singapore. National offers alternative plan
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker unveils government plan to boost productivity including ideas borrowed from Singapore. National offers alternative plan
3rd Jul 19, 7:33am
25th Jun 19, 3:12pm
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker says NZ China Council's Southern Link proposal is ripe for further development
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker says NZ China Council's Southern Link proposal is ripe for further development
25th Jun 19, 3:12pm

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