New Zealand's fallen soldiers are finally coming home.
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Defence Minister Ron Mark says repatriation efforts are underway for New Zealand soldiers buried overseas after 1955.
First efforts are already underway in Fiji, and the Government will cover all costs to bring Kiwi soldiers home.
"We've got a team in Fiji right now taking care of the first disinterment," Dr Mark told The Hui on Saturday. "October 2018 we're hoping that we will have finished."
Mr Mark said the Government will cover all costs.
"We will pay some costs towards their re-interment back in their homes, towards the headstone. If they want a bugler, a padre, pallbearers, we will provide that as well. We are very much in the hands of the families."
Repatriation efforts will also take place for soldiers buried in Malaysia, Singapore, Samoa, The UK and Korea.