Scoop Images: John Howard Heads Home
Helen Clark sees John Howard off at the terminal
John Howard, accompanied by his wife Janette, about to board his plane
With a deal signed that will see New Zealanders in Australia unable to receive the dole, and will save New Zealand $150 million annually, Australian Prime Minister John Howard left New Zealand this afternoon.
In talks over the weekend, Mr Howard and New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark agreed New Zealand and Australia will try to negotiate separate free trade deals with the United States.
The future of New
Zealand’s aging Skyhawk fighter jets, currently stationed
with the Australian Air Force in the Northern Territory, was
also discussed. Miss Clark has indicated that the expensive
and out of date force may be