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Minister to attend Counter-Daesh meeting in Paris

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:09:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

22 October 2016 Media Statement Minister to attend Counter-Daesh meeting in Paris Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today to attend the Counter-Daesh Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Paris. The meeting is being hosted by French Minister of ...More >>

NZDF Begins Annual Airlift Support Mission to Antarctica

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:15:55 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has begun its annual mission to take scientists and support staff to Antarctica, to help advance research in the world’s harshest continent. Yesterday a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing 757 flew 81 scientific ...More >>

Kaipara Air Weapons Range Off-Limits Over Labour Weekend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:31:08 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Kaipara Air Weapons Range at South Head will be active over Labour Weekend while the New Zealand Army conducts a standard training exercise. More >>

French memorial design finalists exhibited

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:59:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Four striking designs for the French memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington go on public display tonight, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.More >>

Opposition to visit of US Warship is growing fast

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:43:48 +1300 | Auckland Peace Action

“There will be an on water flotilla to oppose the visit of the US warship and any other navies that are coming,” said Auckland Peace Action member Valerie Morse. More >>

Welcome Readied for Visiting Nations to Navy’s Celebration

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:46:47 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

At least 15 countries will participate in the International Naval Review next month in Auckland to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). More >>

US Navy ship cleared to visit New Zealand

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:33:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key. More >>

Covering, and Exposing, Atrocity - Binoy Kampmark

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:58:26 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Kevin Frost, a special forces sergeant in the Australian Army, has done something unusual. He wishes, even demands, to be tried for his role behind the summary execution of an Afghan prisoner in his captivity during a tour of the country.More >>

Tickets to Go on Sale for 80th Anniversary Air Tattoo

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:36:41 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Tickets for the highly anticipated Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 80th Anniversary Air Tattoo go on sale tomorrow at midday. More >>

Defence Chief to Conference on Countering Violent Extremism

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:15:11 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force to Attend Conference on Countering Violent Extremism The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, is visiting the United States to take part in a conference on countering violent extremism. The conference, ...More >>

Restored Memorial to WW1 Medics Rededicated

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:50:51 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

After being painstakingly restored, the memorial to the WW1 medical staff at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North will be rededicated in a ceremony on 20 October. More >>

Don’t Give Spies Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:56:08 +1300 | David Small

The New Zealand Security and Intelligence Bill will ensure that spies never get caught by the public again, according to a man who caught two SIS agents unlawfully breaking into an activist’s house 20 years ago at an APEC Trade Ministers’ meeting in ...More >>

Taupo teen wins Passchendaele compeition

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:34:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Minister of Veterans’ Affairs 12 October 2016 Media Statement Taupo teen wins Passchendaele comp More >>

Responding to new Asia-Pacific security challenges

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:09:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The last 15 years has seen the international strategic environment become increasingly uncertain and unstable. More >>

10-year-old Karauria Hamiora knows how to “Get Ready”

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:49:31 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Ten-year-old Karauria Hamiora knows what to do in case of a civil defence emergency – grab food, water, clothes and the first aid kit. More >>

Short deployment of NZDF engineers to Sinai

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:46:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has today agreed to deploy an additional 35 New Zealand Defence Force personnel to an international peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Minister attending Xiangshan Forum in Beijing

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:18:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will today arrive in China to attend the 7th Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. More >>

Dangerous Skies Coming to tOmaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:51:57 +1300 | Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

One-month and five days’ shy of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s 10-year anniversary, the museum’s second exhibition, Dangerous Skies will open to the public. Featuring stories of aviators and aircraft from World War II the exhibition will ...More >>

Public invited to celebrate Auckland RSA’s 100th birthday

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:23:14 +1300 | Returned Services Association

New Zealand’s oldest Returned Service Association (RSA), Auckland RSA, is turning 100 this year. To mark the centenary, the Association is hosting a free military parade at the Auckland War Memorial Museum at 11am on Saturday 8 October. It will ...More >>

Air Force Man Soars to Silver in Worldskills Competition

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 16:47:07 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Tisbury man Dan Cornwall won a silver medal in aviation maintenance at the recent “Olympics of trade skills”, the 2016 WorldSkills New Zealand competition. More >>


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