Magazine article New Zealand Management

Intouch: Learning the Drill

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Intouch: Learning the Drill

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The intricacies of the Resource Management Act were swapped for Rules of Engagement when Duncan CotterillCOs leading Nelson specialist Camilla Owen visited the Solomon Islands to see her colleague, Lieutenant Andrew Thomas, in action at his Cyother jobCO Co as a Territorial Force officer.

Duncan Cotterill gave Thomas, a solicitor in Duncan CotterillCOs Nelson office, several months leave to pursue his passion with the Territorials. He is one of 43 New Zealand soldiers in the Solomon Islands.

Owen was part of a group of 10 employers who took part in Exercise Boss Lift and who the New Zealand Defence Force flew over to the Solomon Islands for a unique insight into how the Territorial Forces serve New Zealand.

She says it changed her perception of New ZealandCOs place in the Pacific, in what they do and what they deliver, and being a New Zealander.

C[pounds sterling]The work the New Zealand Army do is essentially nation-building C* it made me really proud to be a Kiwi. My perception of the Army has changed. …

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