Soldier shot during live training exercise at NZDF Ardmore base

A soldier has been shot following an incident at the New Zealand Defence Force base in Ardmore.  

A police spokesperson confirmed that police and emergency services responded to an incident on Petersons Road in Auckland's south on Tuesday afternoon. 

In a statement The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) confirmed a soldier from 2nd/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, received a gunshot wound to his upper arm during a live-fire training activity at the Battle Training Facility. 

He said it took place at Ardmore base about 3pm.

The victim has been transferred to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition with moderate injuries.

"A full investigation into the accident has been launched. The NZDF is currently notifying the soldier’s family and supporting the injured soldier," the statement said. 

"The soldier is not a member of the New Zealand Special Operations Forces and the training activity was not part of the United States-New Zealand training exercise being held in the area."

The spokesperson said the training activity has been suspended. 

St John were first called to the scene at 3:15pm. 

Earlier this month, an SAS soldier was killed in a training accident in Ardmore.

In March, two young Auckland pilots from the Ardmore Flying School were killed in a plane crash.

Newshub have reached out to Defence Minister Ron Mark for comment.