Wednesday 31 May 2006
New Zealand Troops Arrive In Dili
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New Zealand soldiers conduct a vehicle search at a check point outside Dili.
A further 123 New Zealand troops arrived in Timor Leste today, with four New Zealand Pinzgauer Light Operational
The deployment of the Delta Company soldiers increases the New Zealand Defence Force presence in Timor Leste to 162.
This is the first time that the Pinzgauers have been used in Timor. They will primarily be used for transportation of
New Zealand and Australian C-130 Hercules aircraft are providing airlift from Darwin to Dili in support of current
A 14-member New Zealand Defence Force planning team remains in Sydney. They are working alongside Australian
counterparts to determine what tasks will be undertaken by New Zealanders, and ensuring the contingent fits smoothly
into the international coalition.