Native Affairs - NZ Troops to Iraq

By Mihingarangi Forbes

Last week it was reported that the first of 140 New Zealand Military personal were sent to Iraq alongside a number of their Australian counterparts.

Their destination, a military complex in Taji, just north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.  

Native Affairs is told that the troops’ role is "non-combat" and they were hailed today by the Australian Prime Minister as 'Splendid sons of Anzacs'.

To discuss our troops’ deployment, Mihingarangi Forbes is joined in studio by political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan, War Correspondent Jon Stephenson and NGO Christian Peacemaker Harmeet Sooden, and from Wairarapa by NZ First MP Ron Mark.