30 Jul 2012

Exercise Tropic Twilight gets underway

5:43 am on 30 July 2012

New Zealand defence Force personnel have arrived in Samoa as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2012.

A 100-strong Defence Force contingent including doctors, anaesthetists, nurses and a range of other medical staff, as well as dentists, environmental health and logistics personnel will deliver a range of specialist healthcare services

The exercise is conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade which funds the provision of the medical supplies through the NZ Aid Programme.