22 Apr 2021

Smiles between Mahuta, Payne despite trans-Tasman tensions

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 22 April 2021

Australia and New Zealand's foreign ministers were all smiles during their first face-to-face meeting, despite an assortment of festering trans-Tasman tensions.

Marise Payne has made quick use of the new two-way travel bubble, flying in yesterday and departing tomorrow.

And in a carefully choreographed media conference this afternoon, every word was carefully chosen.

Here's RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.