Obama on Hawaii vacation, golfs with New Zealand PM
KANEOHE BAY, United States (AFP) - US President Barack Obama played golf with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in Hawaii on Thursday, in a rare vacation encounter with a foreign official.
The statesmen hit the green at a US Marine Corps base on the north-eastern coast of the island of Oahu.
Mr Obama and his family are spending more than two weeks in Hawaii and have rented a house near the base, located about 20 kilometres from Honolulu, where Mr Obama was born.
The leaders, joined by Mr Key's teenage son and White House aide Marvin Nicholson, hit several balls and joked around in front of reporters.