Charles Finny

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TPP deserves praise from Maori, not condemnation

Widespread criticism about Trans Pacific Partnership, Maori and the Treaty of Waitangi forced me to reread a big chunk of the TPP and previous free trade agreements and to study every element of the criticisms being levelled against the TPP and Maori.

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Policies to Improve Productivity Grow the Economy

The major impediment to growth in New Zealand is our poor productivity performance. With the general election approaching, the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce ( NZCCI ) has just released its three-yearly Election Manifesto and we have decided to focus on the policies needed to correct this poor productivity performance. This document provides a pragmatic stance on business and economic policy issues for political parties to consider - both before and after the election – if we are to improve our productivity growth rate.