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Annual Vietnam War Commemoration this Saturday

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:36:57 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The annual commemoration for the Vietnam War will be marked on Saturday 18 August with a remembrance service at the National War Memorial, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Paul James . More >>

'Stop the lies' graffiti takes aim at Defence Force

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:04:03 +1200 | RNZ

Fresh graffiti that takes aim at the Defence Force has appeared on Wellington's streets. More >>

‘Birth Day’ of New Zealand’s Largest-Ever Navy Ship

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:15:03 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The keel-laying ceremony for the future HMNZS Aotearoa has been held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. More >>

NZ Servicemen Repatriation: Tears of Love and Tears of Grief

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:41:44 +1200 | RNZ

The son of rugby legend George Nepia is one of a number of New Zealand servicemen whose remains will be returned to this country next week.More >>

Vintage Air Force plane crash lands near Ōhakea

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:45:03 +1200 | RNZ

A vintage Defence Force plane has crash landed in a Manawatū paddock, but the two staff members on board walked away, emergency services say. More >>

NH90 flight training to be based in New Zealand

Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:53:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved the purchase of a new simulator for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 helicopters. More >>

Aust Defence on behalf of the family of Terry Harch

Sun, 5 Aug 2018 13:12:47 +1200 | Australian Defence Force

The Department of Defence would like to provide the following statement on behalf of the family of Mr Harch. More >>

Former land war battle site deemed sacred

Thu, 2 Aug 2018 10:17:43 +1200 | RNZ

Heritage New Zealand has listed one of the central battle sites of the northern land wars as a wāhi tapu or sacred area. More >>

New Zealand ratifies nuclear ban treaty

Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:31:46 +1200 | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand's instrument of ratification for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was deposited by Ambassador Craig Hawke, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, in a ceremony at 5pm on 31 July - 9am today NZ time. Congratulations ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Peters regency, and Imran Khan

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:14:33 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

I f Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle. Come the stroke of midnight Wednesday, Ardern will resume the role of Prime Minister. Since its unlikely that either she or Clarke Gayford ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Wellington’s bus experiment

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:45:21 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Is the result a better, safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient service than what it replaced? You must be kidding.More >>

NZDF staff stood down - inappropriate behaviour allegations

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:59:44 +1200 | RNZ

Senior staff at Waiouru Military Camp have been stood down amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour. More >>

Defence Force nurses called in for strikes

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:17:39 +1200 | RNZ

Seventeen Defence Force nurses were called in to help in hospitals during the recent nurses' strike. More >>

Clark using NZDF to prop up the health sector

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:52:22 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that the Government had to call in the army to prop up its hospitals during the recent nurses’ industrial action is further evidence that this Government has lost control of the health sector, National’s spokesperson for Health Michael ...More >>

Ministerial Statement Ron Mark: Defence and Nurses Strike

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:35:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

“I wish to make a Ministerial Statement under Standing Order 356 in relation to the use of the Armed Forces to perform a public service in connection with an industrial dispute.More >>

Navy to assist in Lake Wanaka helicopter search

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:47:14 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police co-ordinating the search for a missing helicopter and pilot have requested the assistance of the Royal New Zealand Navy. More >>

Third Trojan for New Zealand

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:51:05 +1200 | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Peter Vause says he should have learnt his lesson the last time he was invited by Brett Emeny to go up for a ride in a Warbird aircraft. More >>

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:42:13 +1200 | United States Department of Justice

The Department of Justice today [13/7/18] announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were ...More >>

More Defence Force Personnel Financially Fighting Fit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:59:39 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The armoury of tools provided to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel now include financial capability courses aimed at enhancing their financial security and preparing them better for their retirement.More >>

Defence force urged to replace 50-year-old Hercules fleet

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:12:38 +1200 | RNZ

Defence Minister Ron Mark is now under pressure to replace the Air Force's ageing Hercules fleet before their useby date in three to five years. More >>

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