Story: Peacekeeping

ANZAC peacekeeping

Members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and police returned to East Timor as part of an international stabilisation force in 2006, when the country's stability was threatened by renewed unrest. While withdrawal of NZDF personnel was planned for 2012, the East Timorese government had requested civilian assistance with customs and education programmes. In this footage Flight Lieutenant Paul Aitken discusses the close coordination between New Zealand and Australian personnel.

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David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - Bougainville and East Timor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

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