The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Number One Division New Zealand Armed Constabulary Force, akin to an Army unit, was raised in Hawkes Bay in October 1867 to put down rebellion and quell disturbances.
After the war’s end in 1872, the Armed Constabulary assumed a frontier policing role until 1877, and then served as a Field Force Reserve until 1886.
The NZ Armed Constabulary Force Reenactment Society was founded in 1982 to perform in Guards of Honour, Gun Salutes, Parades and Tattoos on special occasions.
Using authentic uniforms and costumes, horse drawn Armstrong Field Guns, Coehorn Mortars and Snider Rifles, the NZACFRS creates realistic impressions of bygone days.