Story: Armed forces

Army engineers desalinating water, Christchurch, 2011

Army engineers desalinating water, Christchurch, 2011

New Zealand Army engineers pump sea water from New Brighton beach in Christchurch so it can be desalinated after the 22 February 2011 earthquake. The armed forces are deployed during natural disasters and other emergencies, both in New Zealand and overseas. 

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Jim Rolfe, 'Armed forces - Non-military tasks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35737/army-engineers-desalinating-water-christchurch-2011 (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Jim Rolfe, published 20 Jun 2012