NZ Pacific War vets to make final pilgrimage to Noumea | Pacific Beat

NZ Pacific War vets to make final pilgrimage to Noumea

NZ Pacific War vets to make final pilgrimage to Noumea

Updated 28 November 2012, 18:43 AEST

New Zealand Second World War veterans who served in the Pacific are being asked if they want to attend the 70th anniversary commemorations of the War in the Pacific in New Caledonia next April.

Veterans' Affairs New Zealand General Manager, Rick Ottaway, says more than 165 applications have been received so far, and the deadline has been extended so as many veterans as possible get the chance.

As they are all very old by now, those who want to attend the ceremony in Noumea will have to meet strict medical and fitness criteria.

Veterans Affairs will meet all the travel and accommodation costs.

Rick Ottaway tells Bruce Hill it makes sense to have the commemoration in New Caledonia, immediately following ANZAC Day.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker:Veterans' Affairs New Zealand General Manager, Rick Ottaway

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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