City of Gisborne Cadet Unit

City of Gisborne Cadet Unit


Central Area Army Cadet Skills 2019
has just been held congratulations to the Gisborne cadets who participated in this event awesome work team
here are some pictures from the event.
Greetings Team

Just a reminder that Wednesday nights Lesson is Ratel.

Please make sure that you are wearing your SDAR Uniform
All cadets are being asked to arrive early to make sure that uniforms are up to NZCF standard prior to first parade.

We also have Captain Baxter Area coordinator (central area) and Major Tawhara A*O – Hawkes Bay/East Coast attending the nights parade and joining us to Farewell Staff Jon Davies.

Greetings Team

Just a reminder that Wednesday nights Lesson is Ratel.

Please make sure that you are wearing your SDAR Uniform
All cadets are being asked to arrive early to make sure that uniforms are up to NZCF standard prior to first parade.

We also have Captain Baxter Area coordinator (central area) and Major Tawhara A*O – Hawkes Bay/East Coast attending the nights parade and joining us to Farewell Staff Jon Davies.


The New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) is for teenagers aged 13 to 18 or have started High School.

The New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF or Cadet Forces) is a voluntary military-style training organisation for New Zealand youth. Run in a partnership between the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and a number of locally appointed community organizations, it is composed of three Corps (similar to the New Zealand Defence Force): the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), the New Zealand Cadet Corps (NZCC) and the Air Training Corps (ATC).


🥳 Happy Anniversary New Zealand Cadet Forces!

Today, the 12th of November is our official anniversary date. It's been a busy year for New Zealand's oldest youth organisation, with Cadets and Officers enjoying activities up and down the country. For those units on activities this weekend we hope you take the time to celebrate this milestone (send us a photo 📷)

We're looking forward to finishing this year strong, with upcoming end of year unit parades which will see cadets and their families come together to celebrate their successes. Heres too many more years serving our communities, and preparing New Zealand’s successful leaders of tomorrow!


NZCF Merchandise store

🥳The wait is finally over...the NZCF Shop is officially open! Be one of the first people to purchase our brand new line of NZCF branded merchandise, like a shirt or water bottle.

You can follow the link Or find the 'SHOP' tab in the menu bar on the NZCF website and Intranet.

The pre-sale ensures you receive your product in early December. Don't forget though, this is just the first round of products; new and exciting merch is just around the corner!

Photos from New Zealand Cadet Forces's post 31/10/2022

Congratulations to Nelson Cadet Unit for taking out national skills held in Waiouru over the labour weekend.


Hi Team next week's parade lessons
Code of Conduct and Drill Practice for Combined Services Day

Uniform is DPM



Awesome Work

Top Cadet announced🏆 Cadet Warrant Officer Class One Shane Marwood (Warrant Officer of the Northern Area) has been announced as the 2022 Cadet of the Year.

Winning this award is a testament to his comradeship and commitment, conducting voluntary work above and beyond what is expected in developing his peers as successful leaders of tomorrow.

Shane established and led Exercise Matariki, which was developed to assist in the training of Warrant Officers within the New Zealand Cadet Forces.

His work was self-driven and executed to a standard beyond expectations. It has created a template for the development of future versions of the training programme and for use within other units.

Congratulations Shane!

Photos from City of Gisborne Cadet Unit's post 15/10/2022

Awesome work to the CGCU skills team who went away to compete in the Central Area Skills Competition.

Combined with Cadets from Ruahine and Taupo to make the Central Area Combined team they managed to win the Endeavor Award.


Congratulations 120 years

120 years of our Engineers🎉 Happy Sappers’ Day to our Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers. 120 years of valuable service to Aotearoa New Zealand since 15 October, 1902.

From sustaining our force and enhancing its survivability, to providing and denying mobility, each day our engineers live their motto: Ubique – Everywhere.

Whaia te kaipukaha, i ngā wāhi katoa – follow the Sapper!


Photos from City of Gisborne Cadet Unit's post 26/04/2022

Appreciation post

Anzac service 2022 & Poppy Day 2022.

This year our cadets did not parade together for Anzac Day. Instead they attended parades around the Motu showing their respects to remember and honour our servicemen and women who served and fallen in conflicts that our Nation had been involved in.

Below are some of the photos captured by the cadets and whanau.

Kia maumahara tātou i a rātou


Kia Ora Koutou Katoa,

Due to the severe weather warning in Te Tairawhiti, we the Unit and Committee have made the decision to cancel tonight’s parade night.

A newsletter will be emailed to everyone regarding Anzac and Poppy Day.

Stay safe and enjoy the Easter break.


Good afternoon team,

Due to the weather and most of our staff being cut off due to slips. We are going to cancel tonight's parade.

We apologise for the inconvenience.
Stay safe and warm and we will see you next week.



Good evening team,

Unfortunately, we have to close down next week's parade night (16th). This is due to both Officers isolating at home for the next 7 days.

We will inform you when we will return. We all hope you are keeping well during this time.




City of Gisborne Cadet Unit is now recruiting for the 2022 intake if you are interested please message us or email [email protected]
Please note that numbers are limited.


Hi Team,

Just a friendly reminder we are still going ahead with our first Parade night for 2022 tomorrow 6pm – 8:30pm. To ensure the safety and minimise the spread of COVID for our cadets and staff, we have the following COVID protocols.

• All parents and cadets must wear a mask at all times while on
the premises
• Keep one metre distance and
• If you have any flu type symptoms or you are considered a
close contact under Phase three please do not attend and
inform an Officer if not attending.

Lastly, under Phase three we still require all cadets to be fully vaccinated until we are further notified from above.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Until then, we look forward to seeing the cadets tomorrow night.

Staff and Committee


Greeting team,

The staff with the support of the committee believe that for the wellbeing and safety of all those within the unit have decided to start back on the 2nd of March.

It is with the rise in Covid cases in the Tairawhiti region that we have chosen to do so. Having never operated with this many active cases before and almost all the volunteer staff being essential personal, we do not wish to be the cause of an outbreak affecting our cadets and their wider whanau.

However, we do understand this to be our new "normal" going forward. New systems and precautions are now being put in place, so by the time we start parading there should be no stoppages in training as seen over the last two years.

Note1: All those that have brought a unit T-Shirt will be given them on the first night back.

Note 2: We are now trialing a new online system called "connectteam" an invitation will be sent out to all cadets via mobile and email over the next week or so.

We do hope everyone understands and if there are any questions or queries, please forward them via the unit messanger or e-mail.

Stay safe team and thank you for your dedicated effort and support to your unit.

Kind regards

Staff and Unit Support Committe


Good morning team,

Just a reminder for all cadets to bring in all uniform tonight to begin the hand back process.

Also, with the new "traffic light system" coming into effect on Friday, for those that haven't already, we require all vaccination records from all cadets to be uploaded into Cadetnet.

More information will be given tonight and a newsletter made to take home next week, which will detail all the changes going into 2022 for our unit.

Please ensure to wear warm m***i gear tonight.



Good evening all,

Wednesday nights parade is a go!

Dress for the night will be PT kit, ensure you bring your own drink bottle.

Also, on another note, can everyone bring in all their uniform to start the hand back process.

Look forward to seeing you all.



Afternoon Team,

I haven't been able to kick this bug, I was hoping to be good to go by the end of today.

Therefore we will have to remain closed this week. I am terribly sorry about this stoppage in training.



Morning all,

Unfortunately tonight's parade is cancelled due to me being sick.

Stay posted, I hope this to blow over before next week starts back up, if not it'll be posted up here in a timely fashion.

Apologies to you all for this disruption to training.



Kia Ora team.

Hope all is well,

Last minute changes in the training plan please bring comfortable PT gear and a water bottle.


OFFCDT Wharehinga


Good afternoon team,

Unfortunately, due to work commitments, the unit will have to remain closed tonight.

This is only for the night and we will resume next week the 10th of November.

Apologies for the lateness of this notice and we will see everyone next Wednesday.




Afternoon Team,

As you may have heard already level two is going to remain in place till the end of the school term. I can understand the disappointment from the announcement but it is necessary for us to ensure a safe return.

In saying this, it is good to see cadets interacting in the online classroom, emails have been sent out and we are still in the process of getting everyone on. A link will be posted shortly for cadets that might have not received the email (Class Link: tj6mz5t ).

Also, for all NCO's attending the October course an email will be sent with further details.

Kia Kaha team!



Evening team,

I know everyone was looking forward to returning this week. However, due to the restrictions of delta level 2, the committee and I have decided to reopen at level one. Hopefully this is only a week away!

If the levels drop we will parade next Wednesday, carrying on with our training programme.

A newsletter will be emailed to all parents and caregivers by the end of this week. So please keep an eye out as there will be important information in the newletter.

Kia kaha, stay safe


Good morning team,

With the move to alert level two we are still having to pause until further notice from above. I know everyone's ready to get back into it but we need to do safely.

Stay posted as there should be new information by the end of the week.

Not too long now!




Afternoon Team,

Hope everyone has been keeping well and safe these past few weeks. It's good to hear the cadets are keeping in contact with each other as we brave our second lockdown.

Today, we will find out if we are to come down a level or remain in level 3. Once this decision has been made and we have further instruction from HQ, the unit will post what's to happen going forward.

Actions on:
Level 3: Full move to new Google classroom with invitation link sent out to all cadets.

Level 2: New date set to return to physical parade nights.

Hope to hear some good news soon,

Cheers Team


Good evening all,

As I'm sure most are aware, we are now in level 4 lockdown for the next three days.
This means that further parade nights will now be cancelled.

Please keep an eye out for announcements for reopening and how it may look going forwards.




Evening team,

Just been made aware of a typo in tonight's newsletter. Disregard the date for the expected trip.

Correct dates are 13th-16th Oct 2021

As we are still early in the planning stage, a meeting will be held at a later date for questions and queries by parents and caregivers.




Afternoon Team,

We hope everyone has had an awesome holiday and ready to get back into it.

Kicking the term off with an RFL, so PT kit and H20.
Ensure to bring warm kit for the rest of the nights activities.

We will also talk about the all anticipated trip to Wellington, taking place next holidays.

Also, a reminder to those that still need to bring in kit from camp, there are 4 pers.

Any questions or queries, feel free to ask.


Units Staff

Photos from City of Gisborne Cadet Unit's post 17/06/2021

Awesome parade night last night.

Lessons conducted by Officer Cadet Saina McClutchie
Fi****ms safety and DPTA drill, assisted by Unit Commander
LT Te Whitu Stankovich-Te Ua.

City of Gisborne Cadet Unit would like to congratulate
Cadet Bevitt for being promoted to lance corporal.

Lance corporal Bevitt has been displaying awesome
leadership and core values.

keep up the good work.


Awesome Parade night tonight sadly we had to farewell
A/CDTLCPL Dredyn O'Conner - White, he will be missed by the unit cadets and staff.

Dredyn then addressed the unit where he thanked the staff, former cadets and the current cadets.

Staff Tuhaka then replied with words of encouragement and a recap of Dredyn's time at The City of Gisborne Cadet Unit.

SQNLDR Mist then as a last action presented
A/CDTLCPL O,Conner- White with his first aid certificate
and wished him well for the future.

New Zealand Army: 100th Birthday of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals 02/06/2021

New Zealand Army: 100th Birthday of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals

Greetings Team just adding to the RATEL lesson from two weeks ago.

The Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals is marking its 100th year with a congratulatory message from its Colonel-in-Chief, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal

New Zealand Army: 100th Birthday of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals Happy Birthday Signallers 🎉 The Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals is marking its 100th year with a congratulatory message from its Colonel-in-Chief, Her Ro...

Photos from City of Gisborne Cadet Unit's post 02/06/2021

Some pictures from the 2020 End of Year Parade.

An awesome celebration of the Units continuing success into 2021.


Captain Baxter


Greetings team just a reminder, uniform for this weeks parade is DPM



Taking the time to remember LTCOL Cyril Bassett VC

Throwback Thursday⏮ LTCOL Cyril Bassett VC

At the outbreak of the First World War, Cyril Bassett enlisted as a sapper in the New Zealand Divisional Signal Company. He first saw action as part of the Gallipoli Campaign. Bassett was awarded the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Chunuk Bair for laying a telephone line from the old position to the new under continuous and heavy fire. Bassett also served on the Western Front where he was wounded twice.

After the war, Bassett returned to Auckland and his career in banking. During the Second World War he returned to service carrying out signal work at home in New Zealand. He died in 1983 at the age of 91.

The Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals is celebrating 100 years this year – and LTCOL Bassett’s VC is just one of their rich history of stories.

📸 Alexander Turnbull Library, PAColl-6001-05.

Photos from City of Gisborne Cadet Unit's post 20/05/2021

Awesome parade night, the unit had a visit from Captain Roger Baxter Area commander central and Squadron leader James Mist A*O – Hawkes Bay/East Coast.

Captain Baxter was very impressed with the Unit and the cadets taking time to talk to our future NCO's about leadership and the up and coming courses.

Lessons for the night were RATEL led by Staff Beal who was a former CSM for the unit.

Also assisting with the RATEL lesson A/CDTLCPL Cameron.

Last parade we had the honour of having Squadron leader Mist hand out Red Cross Certificates to the cadets who attended the first aid course, congratulations to those cadets.

Big thank you to Anna Kemp who was our First aid instructor for the course and she is the Support committee chairperson for the unit.


Greetings team just a reminder, uniform for this weeks parade is


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