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I very much read it in a similar light to @OPSSG and @MrConservative. To me it's a Claytons - the drink that you have when you don't want a drink.I don't think this decision should be interpreted in that light. The document specifically mentions that the decision will not negatively impact on our two countries "strong bilateral relationship" so I think it the decision was made in close consultation with Singaporean officials, and our relationship remains strong.
I personally would have loved to see fast jet's return to NZ skies, and I hope that alternative arrangements can be made. After reading the document I can understand why they made the decision they did though.
ADDON. If push came to shove and there was to many conflicts with aircraft, they could've moved flying training, both fixed and rotary wing, to Woodbourne making WB the main and sole training base of the RNZAF and returning Ohakea to its previous role of an operational base. WB was used as a flying training base during WW2 and no real reason why it can't now.