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World War II soldiers to be awarded French Legion of Honour

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:55:58 +1300 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

On Friday the 9th of October, Ambassador of France to New Zealand Mrs Florence Jeanblanc-Risler will present Mr Donald Ivey and Mr Frank Hill with the medal of Knight of the national Order of the Legion of Honour during a ceremony at the Christchurch Memorial RSA.More >>

Orion Health Awarded Defence Healthcare Contract

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:58:17 +1300 | Orion Health

Auckland, Tuesday 6 October, 2015— Orion Health (OHE:NZX/ASX), is delighted to be appointed as the integration and interoperability partner as a member of the Leidos syndicate that has been awarded a major contract by the Department of Defence (DoD) ...More >>

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:37:27 +1300 | University of Otago

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency on the Use of Lethal Drones in new book, We Kill Because We Can, to be launched at the University of Otago 1 October 2015, Dunedin, Southland, New Zealand Lethal drones, until recently a technology ...More >>

Agreed Statement Between NZDF And Jon Stephenson

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:10:42 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

In April 2011, Jon Stephenson published an article in Metro magazine entitled ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ about the New Zealand Special Air Service’s (SAS’s) involvement in Afghanistan. The article included a reference to Mr Stephenson gaining entry in ...More >>

Defence Force Orion Finds Missing Boaties

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:04:36 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft last night located a dinghy missing near Tokelau in the Pacific with three people on board. All three occupants were well and uninjured. The dingy had been missing since Tuesday morning New Zealand ...More >>

Three rescued from missing dinghy off Tokelau

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:10:51 +1300 | Maritime New Zealand

Three men have been found safe and well after spending more than 30 hours lost in a 5m aluminium dinghy off the coast off Nukunono Atoll in Tokelau. More >>

Putin: 70th session of the UN General Assembly

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:58:08 +1300 | Russian President

Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary meeting of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Putin’s diplomatic coup over Syria

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:03:25 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany. Choosing the lesser ...More >>

Stopping Global Devastation: Message of Peace to the UN

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:40:24 +1300 | HWPL

Chairman Lee calls on youth, women, and religious leaders to give the future direction in establishing peace at the Global Peace Leadership Conference More >>

NZDF “job cuts” claim incorrect

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:37:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has reacted to stories claiming numbers were to be slashed by releasing its people projections for the next four years, which show civilian numbers unaffected and hundreds more uniformed roles added.More >>

Mururoa Nuclear Radiation Report Scheduled for October

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:36:16 +1300 | Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group

An independent report into likely exposure and risk from radiation during the New Zealand government’s 1973 two-frigate protest against French nuclear testing at Mururoa is expected to be released to MNVG Inc in October. 42 years after the event.More >>

Defence Force numbers slashed

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:16:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A previously secret report reveals plans to slash hundreds more positions in the New Zealand Defence Force, says Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff. More >>

Passion for education and Asian history drives graduate

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:29:26 +1300 | University of Auckland

Peter Tohill has made education a life-long passion. The former army Major was today capped with his third qualification, a Graduate Diploma in Arts from the University of Auckland. Peter majored in Asian Studies, a topic he’s attracted to because ...More >>

New Zealand Divisional "All Blacks" on display in France

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:57:54 +1300 | WW100

A different kind of New Zealand rugby talent will be on display in France in October. Though these historical forwards and spectators are only 17 centimetres tall. More >>

NZ should use leaders’ summit

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:47:19 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for New Zealand to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit, following similar calls by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.More >>

Brownlee urges China to act like 'big' country in China Sea

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:49:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has used an address to China's National Defense University in Beijing to urge the North Asian giant to behave like a "big country" in the South China Sea, where its creation of islands ...More >>

Brownlee: NZ and Security in the Asia-Pacific Century

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:22:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

First, let me show you New Zealand's view of the World. This hemispheric view of the world is centred on Wellington, our capital city. Because we are so isolated, we are a maritime nation through necessity. Our Exclusive Economic Zone is the fourth ...More >>

Minister to visit Europe ahead of WW100 commemorations

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:20:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry will leave for Europe tomorrow to take part in a series of memorial events, visit the new Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War trails and build ties for the next three years of centenary commemorations.More >>

Gate Guardian

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:35:19 +1300 | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka’s long association with Warbird aircraft is being celebrated with the installation of an aircraft on a pole at Wanaka Airport today. An ex-RNZAF Aermacchi MB-339CB trainer aircraft has been lifted into place on the pole outside the Warbirds and ...More >>

Chief of Defence Force to Attend Pacific Defence Meeting

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:38:49 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, will attend the Pacific Heads of Defence meeting in Hawaii over the next three days. More >>


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