Joe Biden touches down in NZ
US Vice President Joe Biden has touched down in New Zealand for his whistle stop visit.
He's the first sitting VP to visit here in 40 years.
His trip's set to coincide with an announcement over the visit of a US Navy ship to New Zealand, ending an absence of over 3 decades.
Political reporter Lloyd Burr is following Biden's trip and spoke to Ali Mau, filling in for Paul Henry.