PHOTOS: Key tees off with Obama

Friday 3 Jan 2014 10:22 a.m.

Key and Obama play golf (AAP)

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Prime Minister John Key has teed it up with US President Barack Obama as the pair play golf in Hawaii.

Mr Key and his son Max joined Mr Obama and a personal aide on a course at a military base near the President's rented vacation home on Thursday, Associated Press reported.

Mr Obama is an avid golfer, with but he rarely expands his playing partners outside a small circle of close friends and advisers.

Among those who have received a rare invite to play with Mr Obama in the past are former President Bill Clinton and Republican House Speaker John Boehner.

Mr Key owns a $5.6 million holiday home on Maui.

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