New Zealand's Defence Force bands have long been a regular favourite with visitors to the much loved Edinburgh Tattoo. But now for the first time, the country is hosting its own 100% Kiwi Military Tattoo.
Palmerston North's hosting the event in April. And working out the complicated logistics of co-ordinating more than 600 performers - including bands, Highland dancers, an Air Force fly-over and even police dogs - is the show's director, Major Graham Hickman.
Graham tells Lynn Freeman that the inaugural New Zealand Military Tattoo is a celebration of the country's military history, to honour and thank servicemen and women, past and present.
The New Zealand Military Tattoo. It's on at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North on the 4th of April.