Articles tagged negotiations

We’re still waiting to find out who will form our next government - but whether it’s National or Labour, they and their coalition partners will face some pressing questions within days of taking power. Here’s a taster of the big issues that may be on their minds.


The jockeying for position during negotiations has begun after the final election results, with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern saying she now expects to become Prime Minister and National arguing the loss of two seats does not alter its position of strength.

Long-running negotiations over the TPP free trade deal are close to a conclusion - but New Zealand’s election has thrown a spanner into the works. Will we sign on the dotted line, or could withdrawal be the price of coalition negotiations?

The opening salvos have been fired in the battle to form the next government, with NZ First holding preliminary talks with both National and Labour to set out the shape of future discussions.