Obama eyes New Zealand trip

US President Barack Obama (R) holds a bilateral meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on June 20, 2014US President Barack Obama said Friday that he is badgering his staff to line up a trip to New Zealand, after holding talks with his golfing buddy, Prime Minister John Key. Obama and Key met for talks in the Oval Office on trade, security and economic issues, but the conversation also turned to their shared passion for the links and Obama’s travel plans. “I indicated to him that I would love to come to New Zealand because I hear it’s really nice,” Obama told reporters. “We’re going to be working with my scheduler to see what I can come up with, if not this year, certainly before the end of my presidency,” Obama said.

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