After a dramatic few days of talks, the 11 TPP countries have reached an agreement on “the core elements” of the trade deal. But what has changed from the original text, and what issues remain to be resolved? Sam Sachdeva reports from the Apec summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

After domestic turmoil over the TPP, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had put New Zealand in a position to sign off on the free trade deal - only for Canada to scupper talks at the last minute. Sam Sachdeva reports on the state of play from the Apec summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

New Zealand’s health system has been the subject of a string of bad press in the past few years, but how does the latest OECD report rate us?


Talks to sign off on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal have sensationally collapsed in the final stages, after Canada was a no-show at a meeting of leaders to finalise an agreement.

The fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is still "in the wind" hours out from a meeting of leaders, with Trade Minister David Parker revealing confusion around the negotiating table.


ANALYSIS: Donald Trump wants to pivot to the Indo-Pacific and may want to revive a 'Quad' alliance between Japan, the US, Australia, and India. Sam Sachdeva explains why Jacinda Ardern will have to tread carefully.

New Finance Minister Grant Robertson faces a tough time convincing existing Reserve Bank staff that they can run the economy hotter to get unemployment below four percent, at least for now.

As Jacinda Ardern heads to Asia for her first major trip as Prime Minister, the fate of the TPP is shaping up as a big test for her Government. Yet it’s far from the only challenge Ardern and her team will face, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

Will robots steal our jobs? How will we earn money, and will businesses survive the looming technological changes that will transform our economy forever? Shane Cowlishaw heads to a conference on the future of work to find out.

The new Government's plans to reform the Reserve Bank's mandate and its decision-making system in the coming months are important, but not as much as how the current board views the proposed changes and who it proposes as the new Governor. Bernard Hickey analyses the planned reforms and the key question of who will be the next Governor.

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says the Government will not shrink away from New Zealand’s leadership role on free trade - but it must be on our terms. Before heading to Apec, Parker spoke to Sam Sachdeva about taking on “the excesses of globalised capital” and avoiding a public backlash.

A parliamentary battle is brewing over the Government’s plans to shrink the size of select committees, with National suggesting the move is undemocratic and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in return, accusing the National party of hypocrisy.

As New Zealand Football gears up to bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the union representing its players is preparing for its own battle – equal terms and conditions for both male and female players. Shane Cowlishaw reports.