Sunday 8 December 2013, with Philippa Tolley
NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration
Patrick O'Meara investigates the pluses and pitfalls of the planned Trans Pacific Partnership.
Talks to form a Pacific-wide trade deal are coming down to the wire.
The 12-nations in the Trans Pacific Partnership have expressed confidence a deal could be done by the end of the year.
But the talks are controversial, and not just in New Zealand.
Insight talks to those for and against the deal in other nations. Are the benefits and concerns raised similar to the arguments here?
Can they be overcome?
Radio New Zealand’s Economics Correspondent, Patrick O’Meara, considers if any sort of agreement can be reached within the time-frame set out.
Here is a selection of interviews and features from Radio New Zealand's previous coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations:
Business commentator Rod Oram ( 19′ 50″ )
New analysis that shows the US is very isolated in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks. There is also a surprising lack of solidarity between some countries you'd expect to be closely aligned, including New Zealand and Australia. Also, is the government glad it maximised its income from the Air NZ share sales, collecting $365 million?
From Nine To Noon on 26 Nov 2013
Sir Graeme Harrison, the founder and chair of ANZCO Foods and the chair of the NZ International Business Forum, and Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist and Director of Policy.
From Nine To Noon on 04 Dec 2012
Business With Rod Oram ( 19′ 21″ )
The Trans Pacific Partnership: the dairy industry's hopes for opening up the US market, since the Prime Minister has made that one of two conditions for a "good" TPP, preserving Pharmac.
From Nine To Noon on 04 Dec 2012
New Zealand is to host a new round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The talks are between the US, New Zealand and nine other countries of the Asia-Pacific Rim. Wayne Brittenden takes a critical look at the broad scope of the talks, and Chris Laidlaw is joined by guests Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law at Auckland University, and Celeste Drake, an American trade policy specialist.
From Sunday Morning on 18 Nov 2012
Susan Chalmers ( 19′ 16″ )
Susan Chalmers from the non-profit organisation InternetNZ talks about possible changes the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could bring to NZ copyright law, with a focus on the arts and creative industries.
From Upbeat on 06 Dec 2012
Julian Robins investigates the Government's push for a Trans Pacific Partnership deal involving the United States.
From Sunday Morning on 07 Aug 2011
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 15 December: Insight: What's NZ done for human rights in Sri Lanka?
The recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka was dominated by debate about human rights abuses including alleged war crimes, intimidation, and in some cases even abduction.
Despite Sri Lanka's assurances it is making progress towards a peaceful and stable society since the end of its three decades-long civil war in 2009, the nation is second only to Iraq for political disappearances.
Leaders from India and Canada boycotted the meeting.
John Key says the history of New Zealand diplomacy shows engagment is more sucessful than boycotting.
Was attending the right decision?
Radio New Zealand's chief parliamentary reporter, Jane Patterson, travelled to Sri Lanka and followed not only the diplomatic exchanges, but also spoke to families who have had sons, daughters and husbands abducted.
8:12 am Sunday 22 December: Insight: Protecting the Ross Sea
The annual hunt for Antarctic toothfish is now underway in the Southern Ocean.
But how many seasons are left before its home, the Ross Sea, gets protected?
The failure to turn the sea into the world's largest marine reserve for the third time has some asking whether the ruling organsiation needs an overhaul.
New Zealand and the United States have been making their case to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
The organisation is consensus based- meaning any reserve needs the approval of 24 countries and the European Union.
Radio New Zealand's Environment reporter, Olivia Wix, asks whether CCAMLR is the right organisation to be creating a reserve.
Image: Pro- marine reserve activists in Hobart express their disappointment over the failure to create a Ross Sea Sanctuary