Job losses at the New Zealand Defence Force army base in
Dunedin are being considered as part of a South Island
Final consultation is under way on a proposal to merge
reserve force battalions, which could result in up to 600
reserve positions being lost as a cost-saving initiative.
About 1000 personnel from the three branches of the armed
forces started arriving yesterday in the South Canterbury and
North Otago areas for one of the biggest exercises to be held
in New Zealand for years.
Sixty-five territorial force soldiers from Otago and
Southland will travel to Christchurch this week to relieve
army staff working on cordons in the city's disaster response
The New Zealand Army's first Afghanistan war casualty has
returned home to Feilding after an emotional ceremony at
Ohakea Air Force Base.
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Rugby games played at Ranfurly on Saturday were surrounded by
Sixty-five Ranfurly and Naseby residents saw the New Zealand
Army in action close-up yesterday.
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