South Korean President Moon Jae-in was greeted with a hongi at Government House in Auckland yesterday.

Moon is on a two-day visit, talking to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Minister Winston Peters about trade, co-operation and global efforts to denuclearise North Korea.

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Said Ardern: "We share a commitment to maintaining peace, prosperity and stability in our region. In particular, New Zealand welcomes the Republic of Korea's efforts towards resolving the long-standing challenges on the Korean Peninsula."

Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, are on their way home from the G20 summit in Argentina, where Washington reaffirmed its hard line on sanctions against North Korea.

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Moon may seek NZ's support in its approach to North Korea when he talks to Ardern and Peters today.