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Peacekeeping in Bougainville: New Zealand way (3rd of 3)

Peacekeeping in Bougainville: New Zealand way

A belief that there was a 'New Zealand way' of peacekeeping developed in the 1990s and 2000s. A central part of it was a determined effort to work alongside local people and the use of Māori protocol. Here, New Zealand peacekeepers on Bougainville perform a haka (traditional dance).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Defence-NZ Army, Bougainville-01

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How to cite this page:

David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - Bougainville and East Timor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 Jun 2015