Each day can bring something new in the Army, whether you are waking up on your base in New Zealand, or in an exciting new country. Whether training, studying or playing sport, it is anything but routine. Of course the exact nature of what you do depends on what your role is, but here is a rough outline of a day in our life:
- Typically, the day starts at 8am and finishes at 4.30pm, breaking for lunch at 12pm.
- Generally you will have three sessions of physical training a week – getting paid to keep fit is always a bonus.
- One of these will probably be a team sport. We like team-based sport because that’s how we operate.
- Unless you are on exercise, on operations, or on after-hours duty, we don’t tend work weekends. It is up to you how you spend it.
Our bases are located in Waiouru, Linton, Trentham and Burnham. Which one you go to will depend on your role. But wherever you are, you will find a range of facilities including:
- Gym – weights, fitness classes or just a kick about with your mates.
- Pool – swimming’s a great way to keep fit, which is why all our personal training instructors are also expert swim coaches.
- Retail Stores – yes, you can even go shopping.
- Hobby Huts – well, you can’t keep a Kiwi from their DIY.
- Social Clubs – we organise functions and casual get together in an informal environment. This is a great chance to unwind.