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Bill Clinton in New Zealand

Bill Clinton in New Zealand

When US President Bill Clinton visited New Zealand in September 1999, US ambassador Josiah Beeman presented him with a photo of a road sign which pointed to Clinton in one direction and Gore in the other. Al Gore was Clinton's vice-president. Clinton visited the southern part of New Zealand, spending several days in Queenstown, not too far from the Clinton–Gore road (now known as the 'presidential highway'), which is part of State Highway 1.

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United States Diplomatic Mission to New Zealand

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Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Improving relations, 1990–', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012