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Waitangi And Wellington Gun Salutes

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:26:24 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army will each fire a 21-gun salute tomorrow at midday. More >>

NZDF Firefighters in Tasmania

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:14:34 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) firefighters deployed to help fight the wildfires in Tasmania pose for a group photo with their Australian colleagues after a hard day’s work on the fireline at Wuthering Heights in the state’s northwest.More >>

Rededication Ceremony Honours WWI and II Servicemen

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:13:54 +1300 | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Today’s rededication ceremony for the 63 Public Trust Office employees who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars paid tribute to their sacrifice as ordinary New Zealanders who were civil servants and fathers, sons and brothers.More >>

Navy formation entry into harbour part of celebrations

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:00:54 +1300 | Royal New Zealand Navy

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) 75th Anniversary celebrations, a formation entry into Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour will be held at midday on Monday 8 February, 2016.More >>

NZDF Firefighters Help Fight Tasmanian Bush Fires

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 11:50:02 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Five highly experienced New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) firefighters have been deployed to remote bush in northwest Tasmania to help battle the state’s raging bush fires over the next three weeks.More >>

Dispossessed in the Name of 'Security'

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:45:54 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

A new book, edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, both involved with The Transnational Institute, brings together a thoughtful collection of scholars, journalists and activists to explain the pre-eminence of the military and corporations in shaping the global ...More >>

Hans Blix tells 'UpFront' he’s “doubtful” ISIL would exist

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:00:51 +1300 | Al Jazeera

Hans Blix tells 'UpFront' he’s “doubtful” ISIL would exist without the US-led Iraqi invasion More >>

Munro Tribute And Medal Display at MOTAT

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:36:27 +1300 | MOTAT

A tribute to aviation war hero Les Munro and his collection of gallantry medals, including a Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross, will go on display on Saturday 30 January. MOTAT visitors can view this in the Aviation Display ...More >>

Defence Force Stitched up on Foreign-Made Uniforms

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:50:32 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

An Official Information Act reply to New Zealand First reveals problems with the Army’s foreign-made uniforms that were introduced from 2013. More >>

Ministry of Defence Appoints Air Force Chief to Senior Role

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:43:57 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Ministry of Defence Appoints Chief of Air Force to Senior Role The Ministry of Defence has appointed Mike Yardley, the current Chief of Air Force, as Deputy Secretary Acquisition, heading up a new five-person Acquisition Leadership Team. Announcing the appointment, ...More >>

2016 First World War Commemorations Focus on Western Front

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:11:57 +1300 | WW100

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the Battle of the Somme centenary on 15 September this year.More >>

Royal NZ Navy Announces 75th Anniversary Programme

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:02:46 +1300 | Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy will be on show nation-wide this year as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary. More >>

Humanitarian Groups Join in Appeal to End Syria Crisis

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:15:15 +1300 | TEAR Fund

New Zealand humanitarian organizations are adding their voices to an international chorus appealing for an end to the crisis in Syria as it nears its five-year mark in March.More >>

WW1 commemoration ceremony

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:05:30 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

On 20 January, a World War One commemoration ceremony is being held by parliamentary staff from New Zealand and Australia. More >>

Airmen Graduate with New Military Working Dogs

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:13:30 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Wellington men, Leading Aircraftman Thomas Olsen and Aircraftman Danial Forsyth and their Military Working Dogs (MWD) Koda and Axle graduated today at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland in a ceremony presided over by the Base Commander, ...More >>

New Exhibition Home Front Opening 26 FEB 2016

Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:53:16 +1300 | Auckland Museum

Focusing on life ‘at home’ during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition will explore how events half a world away shaped lives at home. This is the third in a series of WWI Centenary commemorative exhibitions.More >>

The Point of the Spear: Oregon’s Militia Movement

Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:11:38 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

President Abraham Lincoln rendered the Union marble from rather haphazardly made brick. It took the most vicious of civil wars on US soil to make a mystique of it. But the tensions between the central government and fractious peripheries within ...More >>

Mounted Rifles travelling to Featherston for lunch

Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:57:57 +1300 | Featherston Camp Memorial Trust

Mounted Rifles travelling to Featherston for lunch To mark the 100th anniversary of the Featherston Military Training Camp and to fundraise for the Featherston military camp sculpture, at noon24 January the historic Anzac Hall will come to life with ...More >>

Minister welcomes victory against ISIL

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:06:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed news that Iraqi troops who were trained by the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Building Partner Capacity mission in Taji were part of the force that has retaken the city of Ramadi from Daesh (ISIL).More >>

New Year Honours 2016

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:30:33 +1300 | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointment to The Order of New Zealand: More >>

 

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