The briefings to the incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Climate Change and Minister fro Trade and Export Growth outline the role and responsibilities of the Ministers as well as the Ministry.
Over the weekend ministers from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries reached agreement on the core elements of a modified “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership” (CPTPP). The ministers were meeting in the margins of the APEC ministerial meetings in Da Nang, Viet Nam.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Mexican state of Puebla, with localised damage and some reports of damage in parts of Mexico City. New Zealanders in the affected area should follow the advice of the local authorities, and monitor local media for any developments.