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Old 18-11-2014, 04:43
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We’re coming for you, Buller, Tasman and Marlborough!
This time next year more than 2000 military personnel will be in your area as we bring our biggest military exercise to Westport, Nelson Lakes and the Marlborough Sounds.

SOUTHERN KATIPO 15 follows on from the 2013 iteration we held in the Timaru area, which became the fictitious regions of Bekara and Alpira suffering from political instability and unrest and requiring a UN mandate for international intervention to restore security and stability. The exercise will be held over October/November 2015, and we hope to have participants from Australia, Canada, French Armed Forces of New Caledonia, Pacific Island nations, the United Kingdom and United States.

There’ll be plenty of hardware in action too, with fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships, LAVs and other military vehicles and equipment.
Exercises like this ensure that we’re prepared to assist anywhere we’re needed, and although planning is only in the early stages, we hope to bring you opportunities to get up close and personal to some of the activities. We will keep you posted.
Well they are already planning SK2015. 2015 was the one they wanted to prove to the gubberment and show our Allies that we are for the 3 branches 1 force as well as the amphibious capabilities.
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the facebook page is starting to be active again with the planning stages of the exercise
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:48
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Southern Katapo is starting to build

Representatives from the New Zealand Defence Force arrived in Westport yesterday to talk to the President of Becara (played by Buller Mayor Garry Howard), and were met by protestors (played by Westport locals) wanting the NZDF personnel to leave town. Our thanks to the Westport News for these photos.

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Three of the ships in Exercise Southern Katipo 2015 -- HMNZS CANTERBURY, HMNZS TE KAHA and FNS PRAIRIAL from Tahiti. SK15 is the NZDF's biggest exercise, with 2000 personnel from nine countries, based in the South Island's upper west coast.
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Old 13-11-2015, 05:06
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An amphibious landing is conducted from HMNZS CANTERBURY at Titirangi Bay in the Marlborough Sounds by members of the NZ Navy, NZ Army, and international partners during SK15.Ex Southern Katipo 2015 (SK15) is a combined, joint, international training field exercise focussed on developing, exercising and evaluating the NZDF’s independent amphibious capabilities and ability to project forces anywhere in the South West Pacific. SK15 provides the opportunity to ensure continual preparedness to operate independently or with our coalition partners. The scenario involves a fictional South West Pacific country that has requested international intervention to restore law and order. The scenario allows for an emphasis on amphibious operations within the context of a larger stability and security operation.
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Old 14-11-2015, 02:06
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/n...d-in-Murchison

A little bit more on the exercise
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Old 14-11-2015, 20:19
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More Pics of SK15
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Old 15-11-2015, 05:51
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Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1XoUMxuK28
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Another good video of SK15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVRw2OiXBpU
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An update for Southern Katipo now 2017. As this is a biennial exercise at may be prudent to rename the thread "series" rather than a year.


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40 odd years ago the 4 Rocky SDMLs plus one of the minesweepers used to do annual Xmas exercises in Marlborough Sounds. We used to have a lot of fun roaring about the sounds. Yesterday while "parked" up in my 35 ft launch fishing in Pelorus Sound, HMNZS Wellington one of our two OPV came charging down the track and her wash slapped right over the transom of our launch Got my own back though, when she came roaring back up the track later on we were motoring in the middle of the Sound as was She on opposing courses. We turned to Stbd and Wellington had to deviate to Stbd of her reciprocal course. She did look impressive at full speed roaring past us
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