As far back as 2015 the NZDF has run exercises based on quelling ‘civil unrest’. They practiced with troops from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, the Pacific and elsewhere. Bit familiar isn’t it? The practice runs, like Event 201. The appearance of the military in the streets of NZ has been going on more in very recent years, frequently joined by international troops. The new ‘global’ policing army as it were. Which of course we are seeing right now in plain sight. This article we posted in 2017 covers a then current exercise called Operation Katipo, and a previous similar one from 2015 that some locals found disturbing.
QUOTE: “The ‘protest’ turned ugly, however, with several civilians being thrown to the ground, handcuffed and dragged away, with several sustaining injuries. One young woman reported on Facebook that she had been pulled into a tank and that she had been assaulted. After a visit from Defence personnel the post was removed.”
The aircraft pictured in the article, a Globemaster like that seen in the South Island, I captured myself, flying very low & slow like a hovercraft almost, over the Rangitikei. If you go to the article links below you will see Operation Katipo coverage in the South Island at the time by the Daily Blog.
QUOTE “…if five military helicopters, six airlift aircraft, two Globemasters and an Orion surveillance aircraft were not enough to worry a small town, many New Zealanders would be concerned to learn that a highly sophisticated RQ4 Global Hawk drone, remotely operated from the US Air Base in Guam, also took part in the exercise. It’s role? To capture ‘images of simulated adversary areas of interest’.”
QUOTE: “One woman said that ‘Helicopters buzzed overhead for most of the day, huge military aircraft flew low over our homes, and it was scary waking up to find armed troops running up your street.’”
Photo Credit: the Daily Blog