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The job of Donald Trump’s New Zealand representative would seem a nightmare to some, but Scott Brown says he’s “the luckiest guy in the world”. Brown marks his first year as Washington’s man in Wellington this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the highs and lows of the job so far.

Birth, death and taxes were among the topics of discussion on the first day of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s New Zealand visit. Sam Sachdeva was at Parliament for the launch of trade deal negotiations, and reports on the pains negotiators may face in their labours.

Trade negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union have officially been launched, with both sides hoping the deal sets an example for the rest of the world.

Fletcher Tabuteau was once mistaken for Winston Peters’ security detail - now, he’s filling in for him on the world stage. Tabuteau spoke to Sam Sachdeva about racking up the miles as an undersecretary, working in the shadow of Peters and Shane Jones, and his aspirations for higher office.

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An official inquiry into Government use of private investigators has been expanded to include the entire state sector, after revelations of more ties between agencies and the firm.

The Government has carved Singapore out of its foreign buyers ban, in a move that will ease strained relations between the two countries. Sam Sachdeva reports.

Police have released emails showing the steady stream of media enquiries they received about false allegations involving Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford - and the pressure they felt under to respond.

After years of discussions, the European Union is officially launching trade deal negotiations with New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is headed to New Zealand this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva ahead of her visit about what the EU will get out of the deal - as well as the shaky state of international trade.