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NZ military medals awarded to Afghan interpreters

Two former interpreters who worked with NZ forces in Afghanistan have been awarded New Zealand military medals.

The efforts of two men who risked their lives to help NZ in Afghanistan have been formally recognised . Source: 1 NEWS

The men and their families are among dozens of Afghan interpreters who were allowed to resettle here in recognition of their service.

Sayed Hussaini says he is honoured to receive the medal and came to New Zealand to be safe and give his children a better future.

The ICC hosted he former interpreters and their families at today's New Zealand versus Afghanistan cricket match in Napier.