21 May 2019

Soldier injured in live-fire training exercise

6:06 pm on 21 May 2019

A soldier has been injured in a live-fire training exercise, at the same facility where an SAS soldier died earlier this month.

NZDF pers training with Australian counterparts at RAAF Edinburgh Base

File photo. Photo: NZDF

The Defence Force said the soldier received a gunshot wound during the training activity at the Battle Training Facility in Ardmore, in south Auckland.

The soldier was taken to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

The Defence Force said a full investigation into the accident has been launched.

The solider is not a member of the special operations forces, and the training activity is not part of the US-New Zealand training exercise being held in the area.

The training activity has been suspended.

Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea died earlier this month in a training exercise at the same facility.