July 11, 2023
Kiwi relish but main missing in FTA
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is sounding a warning over the free trade agreement with the European Union signed this week.
He says it’s great news for Maori in the kiwifruit industry, but there is little for sheep, beef and dairy producers.
“I think it’s progress but it’s not as good a deal as we would have liked and for the Maori world there are aspects that are good but in some of the big picture thing’s it’s disappointing. We can hope in the next 10, 15 years we can dramatically improve that. It’s better than having no deal and that’s the point here,” Mr Peters says.