23 Nov 2023

Done deal: After 40 days and 40 nights, coalition talks are finished

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 23 November 2023

It took 40 days and 40 nights, but the three leaders trying to form a government have emerged with a deal in hand.

The agreement between National, ACT and New Zealand First is now going back to the various parties' board for approval, with the grand reveal expected tomorrow.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.

And political editor Jane Patterson joins Lisa Owen for analysis.