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Prime Minister Helen Clark met Bush and US Vice-President Dick Cheney at the White House this morning for a half hour meeting in the President's oval office followed by lunch in the state dining room
"I assured her that our government wants to help in any way we can.
"We understand some of the countries there have got some difficult issues that requires New Zealand's leadership, with US help, to help solve the problems, with Australian leadership as well."
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I don't see much of a change in position here at all. I think we've always considered New Zealand a friend and partner in the region, but we can't be real true allies if our ships aren't allowed in NZ ports.