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High Price for NZDF Op Protect

Now that Managed Isolation and Quarantine at the border has ended, it is timely to consider what lessons can be learned. Operation Protect was the New Zealand Defence Force commitment to the Covid-19 All-of-Government Response. There have been many anecdotal examples of defence personnel quitting in frustration over the task as well as the consequent inability to run courses that enable professional progression. The purpose of this article is to examine actual data gained under the official information act and draw conclusions where possible.

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A Poke in the Fifth Eye by Simon Roberts. Book Cover. Available on Amazon Kindle

A Poke in the Fifth Eye by Simon Roberts. Book Cover. Available on Amazon Kindle