21 Jul 2016

US To Send Ship To NZ's Navy Anniversary

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:26 pm on 21 July 2016

US Vice President, Joe Biden, has just announced his country will send a navy ship to New Zealand later this year. Joe Biden confirmed the move a short time ago as he emerged from a two hour meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, at Government House in Auckland. It will end a 33-year stand-off, and comes after an invite from the New Zealand navy, to take part in its 75th birthday celebrations in November. RNZ's political reporter, Demelza Leslie, has been at the press conference in Auckland.