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National and Labour are assembling their teams of negotiators, each vying to win over Winston Peters to form a government.
A business lobby group is disappointed one Australian state plans to give preferential treatment to local companies, to the detriment of New Zealand rivals.
The Trade Minister hopes to have a rough outline of what a new trade strategy would look like by the end of the year.
The government was aware in May that China had trade concerns, Trade Minister Todd McClay now says. Audio
Labour wants Trade Minister Todd McClay to resign for his misleading comments about possible trade retaliation by China over claims of surplus steel dumping. Audio
TPP critics fear trade-talks between the government and European Union will be kept secret, just as they were with the TPP agreement.
The Associate Minister of Health is reluctant to commit more money to suicide prevention, despite only a marginal drop in the latest annual suicide figures. Audio
Legislation to clamp down on legal highs is being changed so that animal testing can only be used as a last resort. Audio
Disappointment has continued for New Zealand in the pool, with Gareth Kean finishing last in his heat of the 200 metre backstroke - three seconds short of his personal best. Audio