US Vice President arrives in NZ tonight

Vice President Joe Biden has told Australians not to worry about the divisive US election because the "better angels in America will prevail".

Mr Biden, wrapping up a four-day Australian tour, also reiterated his belief in the Australia-US alliance, rubbished predictions of America's declining role in global affairs and urged people not to worry about his homeland's eyebrow-raising election race.

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, ride a boat during a cruise on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday.

US Vice President Joe Biden has safely made it to New Zealand, flying in aboard Air Force Two.

"So I imagine it'll be everything from what happened in the Hague and the ruling in relation to the South China Seas to the work that we're doing together in Iraq and the fight against ISIL (Islamic State)".

He said the United States was "all in" when it came to the Asia-Pacific region and "anyone who questions America's dedication and staying power in the Asia-Pacific simply is not paying attention".

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center right, is met by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird as he arrives in Sydney, Monday, July 18, 2016.

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Mr Biden spent his first day of official duties in Australia at the opening of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre before he met a group of World War II veterans.

The vice president then attended a game of Australian rules football.

"It's important we stand together", he added.

'Our presence is essential to maintaining peace and stability, without which the economic growth and prosperity I believe would falter'.

The vice president repeatedly mentioned the importance of the US maintaining its presence in the Pacific, saying he believed the USA, along with Australia, had provided stability throughout the region that has allowed countries such as China, South Korea and Japan to grow. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Left, meets the President of the RSL Fred Cullen, center, at a restored flag presentation at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Sunday, July 17, 2016.

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