28 October 2010
A media lock up will be held at Defence Force Headquarters in Aitken St in Wellington on Thursday 28 October between 1330hrs and 1430hrs followed by a media conference beginning at 1430hrs.
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, will be leading the media conference and answering questions in relation to the recently completed Court of Inquiry into the appointment of Mr Stephen Wilce to the position of Director of the Defence Technology Agency in July 2005.
The lock up is to allow attending media to thoroughly read the contents of the report. Public release of the Report of the Court of Inquiry is embargoed until the completion of the media conference. The NZ Defence Force does not intend to make any further comment on this matter other than that made at the media conference.
Where: NZDF HQ Aitken St, Wellington.
When: Media lock up: 1330- 1430hrs
Media conference: 1430hrs
What: Report of the Court of Inquiry into the circumstances in which Mr Stephen Wilce was employed as Director of the Defence Technology Agency
– EMBARGOED until completion of media conference.
Note: Only media who attend the lock up may attend the media conference. Media who wish to attend must carry photo ID and be at NZDF HQ by approx 1315 hrs on Thursday 28 October. Media should register with Chris Wright on (04) 496 0296 or 021 487 980 by midday.