29 Jan 2021

Diplomatic minefield for NZ after O'Connor's Aus-China comments

From Checkpoint, 5:27 pm on 29 January 2021

New Zealand has had to extricate itself from a diplomatic minefield after its Trade Minister used a TV interview to advise Australia on how to improve relations with China.

The faux pas has prompted furious backpedalling amid fears it paints New Zealand as naive.

Here's RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.