Former US president Barack Obama is to visit New Zealand for the first time next month.
Obama will speak to about 1000 invited guests at an event run by the NZ-US Council in Auckland on March 22.
NZ-US Council spokesman Leon Grice said Obama would spend about three days in the country, before going on to Sydney.
Obama will be the first former US President to visit in decades. Clinton visited as President in 1999 and LBJ in 1966. But not sure any former Presidents have visited.