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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.

After a few fraught days, the TPP was given new life. However, the struggles to get the deal across the line and other issues raise questions about obstacles to multilateral trade and what that means for New Zealand, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

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.


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.

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.