Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Queenstown for his first annual leaders’ meeting with Bill English.
This year’s meeting takes place against the backdrop of the Port Hills disaster in Christchurch, the collapse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a new and unpredictable US president.
Bill English said that they would be discussing immigration and the TPP.
The TPP has been floundering, with the US pulling out and Canada and Japan showing little interest.
But Mr English said it was possible New Zealand and Australia could present a united front on the deal.
Donald Trump will also be a hot topic of the discussions. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill English have both had conversations with the new US President Donald Trump in recent weeks.