David Parker

European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is in New Zealand and Australia this week to push negotiations.

EU trade commissioner to discuss FTA in public forum

Tue 19 Jun

Analysis: The government seeks backing for its about-turn on the need for more FTAs. 

Trade Minister David Parker hopes these negotiations could be completed within two years that appears a tad ambitious.

No open floodgates for New Zealand agricultural exports to Europe

Thu 31 May 3

Analysis: Negotiating a free-trade deal with the European Union within two years is a tad ambitious.

Trade Minister David Parker says quotas are complicated.

Lamb likely sticking point in free-trade talks with Europe

Wed 23 May

Trade minister is confident free-trade deal with Europe can be done in two years. Watch Grant Walker interview David Parker.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says "It’s a start." (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Winston Peters confident about announcement on EU-New Zealand trade negotiations

Wed 9 May 1

Trade talks with EU on the brink of starting but no idea how long they will take. Watch Grant Walker's interview with the foreign affairs minister.

Environment Minister David Parker says it is also inefficient for farmers to lose nutrients to waterways. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

David Parker reassures farmers the government is not out to get them

Tue 8 May 16

David Parker says the cap is on pollution, not cows. Watch Brent Edwards' interview with the minister.

Federated Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen is concerned the agricultural industry is losing most of its productive land to houses.

Farmers should be alarmed by latest environment report

Thu 19 Apr 11

Minister calling for action but Federated Farmers says the data used in the report is out of date.

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