Prime Minister John Key's first meeting with Gordon Brown has been overshadowed by Britain's controversial new air-departure tax that the travel industry says threatens the billion-dollar UK tourist market.
Mr Key told Mr Brown that the tax was of "significant concern" to New Zealand and said he will continue to pursue the matter with the British government.
The UK government announced the departure tax on Monday as part of its pre-budget package, which was aimed at stimulating the country's ailing economy.
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