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RNZ Morning Report: Trade deals

RNZ Morning Report had a number of segments on trade this morning, especially prospects for a Commonwealth wide trade deal

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20180423-0637-commonwealth_trade_deal_has_potential_-_ardern-128.mp3

Ardern sees potential in a Commonwealth trade deal, 157 more words

April 9 in history

32 Jesus Christ ascended into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.

193 Septimius Severus was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum.

475 Byzantine Emperor  889 more words

History

Jenny Marcroft tainted but protected (so far)

Serious allegations were made against rookie NZ First MP Jenny Marcroft. Claiming she was under the instruction of a Government Minister she threatened National MP Mark Mitchell. 1,430 more words

General

Speaker appears to protect Peters from questions in Parliament

Trevor Mallard started in his role as speaker promising a better way of managing the parliamentary bear pit, but as time goes on he is raising eyebrows rather than standards. 2,346 more words

Winston Peters

Nats not Maori enough?

The leader and deputy leader of the national party are Maori.

So is Labour’s deputy, the leader and deputy of New Zealand First, and one of the two contenders for the co-leader of the Green Party. 213 more words

Politics

Winston Peters hasn't dropped legal action against National Party

Conflicting reports this morning on whether Winston Peters has dropped legal action against the National Party and National MPs.

NZ Herald: Winston Peters hasn’t dropped legal action against National Party… 289 more words

General

Simon Bridges, new National Party leader and LOTO

Simon Bridges is replacing Bill English as National Party leader and Leader of the Opposition (some media and politicians say that is the hardest job in politics but I call bull on that, PM, Ministers of Finance, Health, Social Welfare, Corrections all have far more difficult jobs). 531 more words

Politics