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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop headed our way - but unlikely to meet Jacinda Ardern

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will visit New Zealand next month.

Source: 1 NEWS

She is due to meet with Foreign Minister Winston Peters on Waiheke Island in the second weekend of February. 

Ms Bishop is not expected to meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, which could have been a tense encounter.

Last year Ms Bishop said it would be difficult to trust a Labour government after a dual citizenship scandal involving Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.  

Tensions continued to simmer, with the two countries at odds over the treatment of refugees on Manus Island and over Australia's now-dumped plans to charge Kiwis higher university fees.

Mr Peters' office has not responded to requests for comment.