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Army Territorial Exercise In Napier


Army Territorial Exercise In Napier

300 Territorial Force personnel will exercise in the Napier region from Saturday 26th February until Sunday 6th March 2005.

The Territorial Force exercise will also utilise the Army’s new light armoured vehicles (NZLAV) and Pinzgauer light operational vehicles (LOV) as well as Air Force helicopters.

Troops and vehicles will be exercising in the vicinity of Roys Hill and State Highway 50; Fern Hill along the Ngaruroro River downstream from Poporangi Stream; Tutaekuri River downstream from Dartmoor; and the Tongoio forest area bounded by State Highway 2 and State Highway 5.

Exercise personnel will be carrying weapons and will be firing blank ammunition. At times, pyrotechnics will also be used to create smoke and simulate small explosions.

Members of the public are advised to take care when driving or moving through these areas as vehicles and personnel will be operating both day and night.


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