PM says Jenny bungee jumped in Queenstown

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened up to a couple of Kiwi secrets after touching down in New Zealand.

Mr Morrison is visiting Aotearoa on a 24-hour trip for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders Forum, alongside Jacinda Ardern.

Mr Morrison is no stranger to New Zealand, which he refers to as Australia's "family".

The Liberal leader worked in New Zealand's capital before he entered politics, spending two years in the Wellington bureaucracy heading up the Office of Tourism and Sport.

This is his third visit as prime minister.

The first was to Auckland for the same forum in February 2019, and the second was for the Christchurch Mosques terror attacks just weeks later.

This year's talks are being held in Queenstown, where Mr Morrison had previously holidayed with his wife Jenny.

"The last time we were here, Jenny jumped off the bridge!" he told a business function on Sunday night, referring to the famous bungee jump at Kawarau Bridge.

"She's more adventurous. She's the bungee jumper in our family.

"That was on a happier day in another time when COVID wasn't occurring and we were here many years ago with some friends."

Mr Morrison also made note of the fact his maternal grandfather, was born some seven hours up the road, in Ashburton, just outside Christchurch.

Formal talks between Mr Morrison and Ms Ardern take place on Monday.

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