A New Zealand soldier killed in a Humvee crash in Afghanistan last year may be alive if he had worn a safety harness, an inquiry has found.
The body of Private Kirifi Mila was finally laid to rest in Hamilton this afternoon, ten days after his death in Afghanistan.
Kirifi Mila will be buried in Auckland without a formal military farewell from his army mates in Christchurch.
The body of NZ soldier Kirifi Mila is expected to arrive in New Zealand by the middle of next week.
The body of New Zealand soldier Kirifi Mila is coming home after a ceremonial farewell from his mates overnight.
Joint Forces Commander Air Vice Marshall Peter Stockwell said the process of bringing Pte Mila home was well underway.
As NZ loses its second soldier in Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Key refuses to accept it may be time to leave the war.
The New Zealand soldier killed in a crash in Afghanistan was due to end his tour of duty in two months.
The death of a New Zealand soldier in Afghanistan today is not a reason to withdraw troops, PM John Key says.
See the Defence Force's full press conference about the fatal vehicle crash in Afghanistan yesterday.
A Kiwi soldier has been killed and three others injured in Afghanistan following a vehicle accident.
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