The CPTPP was signed in Santiago, Chile overnight.
Reports of a recent rise in the risk of “boat people” coming to New Zealand following the Government’s stance on the treatment of Manus Island refugees are not backed up by any new intelligence, a senior MFAT official says.
The Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports has hit a major stumbling block, with New Zealand’s chief trade negotiator for the TPP suggesting such a move would violate existing free trade deals.
This morning's email focused on the latest in international relations and finance.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has completed her first major international trip in the top job. She spoke to Sam Sachdeva about “uncomfortable” moments in the spotlight, her vision for New Zealand’s role in the world, and speaking out about our big brother.
In today's email we caught up on the latest diplomatic developments, along with some fiery speeches in parliament.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met notorious Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, with Iran, fish and nuclear bombs among the topics of conversation during a curious opening.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met again with her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the situation on Manus Island, promising up to $3 million in aid to Papua New Guinea.
Analysis: Sam Sachdeva, who traveled to Da Nang and Manila for the Apec and East Asia Summit assesses Jacinda Ardern's first foray into global leader summitry as largely positive.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has downplayed the Greens’ decision to vote against the new Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal - while hinting Labour’s other coalition partner New Zealand First could yet follow their lead.