2 February 2005
The deployment of a
second rotation of personnel to Indonesia has been
Sixty-Two Defence personnel were to have left
RNZAF Base Ohakea tomorrow (February 3 2005).
departure time will be advised as soon as possible.
contingent will replace personnel who have been deployed
since late December in Jakarta, Medan and the tsunami
devastated province of Banda Aceh.
The group consists of a
Light Medical Team (LMT) and RNZAF aircrew.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>