Phil Goff reveals worst gift he's ever received

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has revealed the worst gift he ever received as foreign minister.

Mr Goff told The AM Show he was gifted a model of Bethlehem and mother of pearl by then Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

"It was the most hideous thing," he said.

"My wife had very clear instructions - 'when you come back from Wellington, leave all that rubbish there behind you,' and I did."

This comes after United States President Donald Trump was given 83 gifts by Saudi Arabia including a portrait of himself, a robe lined with cheetah fur, and multiple swords and daggers.

Mr Goff was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1999 until October 2005.