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Barack Obama arrives in New Zealand

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Former US President Barack Obama has touched down in New Zealand

Obama arrived in the county for the first time last night.

His visit will include a meeting with Jacinda Ardern and past counterpart John Key.

The former US president will speak at an event hosted by the New Zealand - United States Council on Thursday.

Barack Obama will leave for Sydney on Friday.