Military Training Notice 9 October - 18 November 2017

The New Zealand Defence Force with support from 14 other nations will be carrying out a military exercise over the period 9 October till 18 November 2017.

The exercise will use both public roads and private land and will cover all areas within the Greymouth, Reefton, Westport, Buller Marlborough and Kaikoura regions.

Soldiers with weapons and military vehicles will be operating in these areas at all times. Blank firing activities and use of pyrotechnics will also be conducted throughout with a focus on Joint operational field training.

The Royal New Zealand Navy will be operating throughout the Marlborough Sounds at all times throughout the exercise.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will be operating fixed wing aircraft and helicopters and undertaking aerial drops from Hercules aircraft at times throughout the exercise.
You can keep up to date with the exercise on the official Facebook page:

Live small arms rounds will be used.

NZDF: 021 487 980 or

This page was last reviewed on 13 November 2017 and is current.