Military Exercise 7 - 13 March 2020 (Close Country Field)

The general public is to be advised that a New Zealand Army Exercise will be conducted in the vicinity of Ahaura-Kopara Road and Lake Hochsetter  area over the period 7 - 13 March 2020.

The exercise will involve up to 45 personnel of 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion from Burnham Military Camp.

Training will involve soldiers moving by both foot and vehicle through forested areas as well as utilising the road systems whilst carrying small arms. Road signs will be placed out within our live firing areas.

Firing will occur between the hours of 8am and 5pm daily. Blank firing will only will occur along the Ahaura-Kopara Road over the period 7 - 11 March 2020. Live firing will only occur to the south east of Lake Hochsetter over the period of 12 - 13 March 2020.

The New Zealand Army takes fire risk seriously and will ensure fire mitigation is present.

This page was last amended on 24 February 2020