The bad news is that a text has been agreed upon for the so-called Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which is opposed by large numbers of New Zealanders (not to mention many people in the other countries.) However, the NZ government has not yet signed the TPPA – that’s the good news.

(For some of the reasons that the TPPA is causing concern in NZ, please see the presentation by a NZ doctor at this link:

More general information may be found at this link:


Rallies have been organised in major towns and cities in NZ to call upon the government not to sign the TPPA.  The website of the organisers is


Day of Action Events Saturday 14 November

Kerikeri – 2:30pm at Kerikeri Library

Auckland – 1:00pm at Myers Park

Hamilton – 1:00pm by Cock and Bull Te Rapa

Tauranga – 11:00am at Red Square

Rotorua – 1:00pm, at the Village Green – Corner of Whakaue St and Memorial Drive

Gisborne – 12.30pm, at Elgin Shops

Palmerston North – 1:00pm, The Square

Wellington – 1pm at Midland Park

Nelson – 11am at 1903 Square – near the church steps

Christchurch – 2pm, Cathedral Square

Little River – 1pm, Craft Station

Timaru – 1pm, Bay Hill Piazza

Dunedin – 11am at the Railway Station

Invercargill – 1.30pm – 3pm, Invercargill Library Meeting Room, TPPA Public Meeting

There are a bunch of posters available from the bottom of this page if you want to do some postering in your area!