11 Aug 2020

NZDF apologises, compensates injured soldier after 31 years

From Checkpoint, 6:23 pm on 11 August 2020

A former soldier left a tetraplegic due to a Defence Force failure has been given a formal apology and compensation 31 years after the incident.

George Nepata received a formal apology this morning and an ex gratia payment for the injuries he received during a training exercise in 1989.

Māni Dunlop reports.