Posted October 14, 2018 12:05:38The move is all about “living like a rock star” as well as “having the money to live like a queen”.

The 21-year-old said the trip was a chance to get away from the pressures of the world, while also learning the culture of New Zealand.

“I think it’s really good for me because I get to do things that I wouldn’t normally do, so I get the chance to do a lot of stuff I wouldn`t normally do,” he said.

“New Zealand is a place that is really open to me and that’s the most important thing for me.”

The former Australian basketball star says the journey is also a chance for him to meet some of his idols in the New Zealand capital.

“It`s definitely a good opportunity for me to meet a lot people I haven`t seen in a while,” he told the Newstalk ZB program.

“And I think I have a lot more respect for New Zealand than I do Australia.”

New Zealand’s prime minister has already made an impression on the young star.

“You know, he is a really kind, good man.

And you know, I am really excited about that,” Mr Palmer said.

Topics:new-zealand,travel-and-tourism,united-statesFirst posted October 13, 2018 11:38:54More stories from New Zealand