Army pays tribute to fallen soldier

Police named the man who died in a paragliding crash in Christchurch as James Peter Maaka, a firefighter with the New Zealand Defence Force. In a statement on the New Zealand Army Facebook page, Deputy chief of army Chris Parsons said Maaka "was a fine soldier, avid paraglider and his regiment knew him as a good bloke." Facebook / James Maaka

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