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White crosses to remember the fallen

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:57:45 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Memorial white crosses in honour of Marlborough's fallen soldiers have been placed in the garden beds of Seymour Square next to Blenheim's War Memorial clock tower in preparation for Anzac Day. Each cross bears the name and rank, and sometimes the ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: John Pilger, and making war on China

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:56:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner ? by Gordon Campbell First published on WerewolfMore >>

The excruciating search for truth after Hit and Run

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:20:25 +1300 | Peter Dunne

The search for truth in the wake of the publication of the book, Hit and Run, has been simply excruciating. More >>

Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:06:39 +1300 | Nicky Hager

Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties, a dead girl and serious breaches of defence force rules More >>

Further information on “Operation Burnham”

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:17:55 +1300 | McLeod and Associates

(i) Tirgiran is not a village, and therefore “Tirgiran Village” does not exist. As explained below, Tirgiran is a valley area; (ii) Naik and Khak Khuday Dad villages are in fact located within the red retangular box in the NZDF map. The identified ...More >>

Hit and Run authors reply to NZDF: The cover up continues

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:23:32 +1300 | Nicky Hager

An analysis of the New Zealand Defence Force response to the book Hit and Run More >>

Letter to Ministers on behalf of Afghanistan villagers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:01 +1300 | McLeod and Associates

Letter sent to the relevant Ministers and media today on behalf of the villagers of Khak Khuday Dad and Naik in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:01 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ...More >>

Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:13:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. More >>

Case remains for inquiry into NZDF allegations

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:29:09 +1300 | Green Party

A strong case remains for holding an independent inquiry into the allegations contained in the book Hit and Run, following yesterday’s press conference held by the NZ Defence Force (NZDF), the Green Party said today. “Without an inquiry there will ...More >>

Press Conference on Operation Burnham

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:42:23 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating & Director of Defence Legal Services, Colonel Lisa Ferris More >>

NZDF Media Conference regarding the book Hit and Run

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:36:48 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The New Zealand Defence Force today held a media conference on claims made in the book Hit and Run by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.More >>

ANZAC Day Poppy Project

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:19:55 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

An ordinary grey blanket is being collaboratively transformed into a commemorative textural wall-hanging honouring ANZAC Day. If you can sew a button on, then you could help with its creation.More >>

Wash Rite helping hand to ANZAC’s

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:01:22 +1300 | Wash Rite

Wash Rite asking for nominations from family members of ex serviceman and woman who would like a free house wash or moss and mould roof treatment. More >>

First World War video series launched

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:51:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 27 March 2017 Media Statement First World War video series launched More >>

Hit and Run authors say latest NZDF denials incorrect

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:35:27 +1300 | Nicky Hager

Hit and Run co-authors Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson stand by the facts in their book. They say the NZDF response to the book issued on Sunday night is bizarre and a continuation of seven years of cover up. It seems, they said, to be nothing more ...More >>

NZDF Statement on Hager/Stephenson Book

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:11:21 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The central premise of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book, Hit and Run, is incorrect, says the Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating. More >>

Vigil for the victims of the Tirgiran Valley Raid

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:07:07 +1300 | Adrian Leason

A pre-cabinet meeting plea will be made at Parliament on tomorrow morning 27 March requesting that the Government hold an open and independent inquiring into the NZ SAS attacks on two Afghan villages in 2010.More >>

Q+A: ActionStation National Director Marianne Elliott

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:22:19 +1300 | TVNZ

Human Rights lawyer calls for an independent inquiry into the NZ SAS raid in Baghlan, Afghanistan in 2010. Lawyer and National Director of ActionStation Marianne Elliott who has worked for the UN in Afghanistan is not surprised by the NZ Defence Force’s ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Deborah Manning

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:51:27 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Deborah Manning Headlines: A group of lawyers including Roger Harrison QC says the New Zealand Government is obliged under international law to hold an inquiry into a 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan. Lawyer Deborah Manning ...More >>


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