LeadershipThe Leadership programme provided by the New Zealand Cadet Forces is based on some of today's management courses and certificates. Basic theory is taught at unit level. More advanced training is taught at national leadership courses around the country. What's better is that those courses are free... Read More
Team BuildingThe New Zealand Cadet Forces rely on a strong leadership structure. This leadership structure also requires good teamwork. Team Building exercises teach the cadets how to be part of a team and how the leaders function as part of that team. Read More
SkillsThe New Zealand Cadet Forces training programme teaches cadets a wide variety of practical skills that they will use in their future. Cadets can then compete in regional and national skills competitions. Read More
TrainingThe New Zealand Cadet Forces has a comprehensive training program that can take up to five years. Some topics are NZQA accredited. Cadets can acquire NZQA credits to assist them with their NCEA Certificates. Read More
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From the Unit Commander
Greetings Everyone. I am Elisha Crawshaw, a Major in the New Zealand Cadet Forces and the Unit Commander of Western Bay of Plenty Cadet Unit.
I have one mission when it comes to running my cadet unit – To train the youth of tomorrow to be better leaders for the community, by providing them with a purpose, core values, safe disciplined army military and non-military training and giving them opportunities that other organisations cannot provide.