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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Police Unit in Cyprus

In 1964, following a request from United Nations, New Zealand furnished a volunteer force of 20 policemen for peace-keeping duties in Cyprus. The party reached Cyprus on 21 May 1964, expecting to remain there for six months. Since then the term of service has been extended and the original party replaced. The New Zealand Police unit is stationed in Limasol, where it acts as liaison between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot police and investigates incidents between the two peoples. Other duties include the overseeing of Greek Cypriot road blocks and escorting Red Crescent convoys through them, and supervising the stevedoring and convoying of cargoes of arms.

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