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The Rimutaka Crossing - One Year On

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:22:36 +1300 | Paul Lambert

South Wairarapa District Mayor Adrienne Staples and Upper Hutt City Council Paul Lambert both took part in the re-enacted Rimutaka Crossing on 27 September 2015 which marked the centenary of the Great War and the routes troops took marching from Featherston ...More >>

Medal Owner Found through Social Media

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:36:36 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

It took a conscientious former sailor only hours on social media to reunite an Afghanistan veteran with his stolen medals. More >>

When the war came to Napier…

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:12:36 +1300 | Napier City Council

Napier residents living through World War II were unaware just how close they came to a deadly “wolf of the sea” back in January of 1945. But thanks to years of work by military researcher Peter Trevathan, the tale of the German submarine U-862 ...More >>

NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:37:46 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>

“Heroes & Villains” of Human Rights and Global Surveillance

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:39:28 +1200 | Access Now

Heroes include: Microsoft’s Brad Smith, Marc Zwillinger, Gerard Adriaan "Ard" van der Steur (Dutch minister of security and justice), and Henricus Gregorius Jozeph "Henk" Kamp (Dutch minister of economic affairs) More >>

French President François Hollande Speech To 71st UNGA

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:22:21 +1200 | Government of France

I stand before you on behalf of France to issue several appeals: the first is to ask you to do everything in your power to implement the historic agreement signed in Paris on 12 December 2015. More >>

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at UNSC R.E. Situation In ME/Syria

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:17 +1200 | Russian Federation

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the UN Security Council High-Level Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East and North Africa, New York, September 21, 2016 More >>

NZDF Helicopter Finds Missing Yacht in East Cape

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:26:38 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has helped find a 22-foot yacht that had been reported missing in the East Cape since Monday. More >>

Historic Military Charter Parade for Dannevirke

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:17:29 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

With drums beating, flags flying, bands playing, bayonets fixed and swords drawn, the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment will conduct a Charter Parade for the first time in Dannevirke.More >>

New Zealand’s most traumatic military campaign revealed

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:13:04 +1200 | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. More >>

Waikato District win top patrol dog title

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

One of the Police Dog Training Centre’s recent graduate teams has triumphed at this year’s national police patrol dog championships. More >>

Gordon Campbell on our posturing at the UN

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:31:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

H ey, how hard is to be John Key? Not very. Yesterday in New York for instance, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home such as ...More >>

Nuclear Theatre: The North Korean Show - Binoy Kampmark

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:40:10 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

It is a performance where few are laughing. The DPRK has demonstrated again why it remains by far the most theatrically foolish yet prescient of powers. Held hostage by the plump boyish leader, Kim Jung-un the nuclear program of that benighted state ...More >>

Maggie Barry - Western Front experience captured in new book

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:38:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.More >>

NZDF Helping Keep Solomon Islands Safe

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:35:17 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Military personnel from New Zealand and Canada have recovered 50 unexploded World War II-vintage munitions, including a 250-pound bomb, as part of an operation to make communities in the Solomon Islands safe.More >>

Navy Divers to Lose Support Ship; No Replacement in Sight

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:05:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Ron Mark MP Deputy Leader of New Zealand First Spokesperson for Defence 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 More >>

Rocking the US-Philippines Alliance - Binoy Kampmark

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:38:28 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“I do not like the Americans. It’s simply a matter of principle for me.” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Sep 12, 2016 More >>

NZDF Maritime Helicopters Get Ultimate Test

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:58:49 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Seasprite helicopters and their crews are in the midst of a hectic two weeks, flying in challenging terrain during Exercise Bluebird.More >>

RNZAF ‘Copter Crash Requires Commission of Inquiry

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:49:23 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is committed to establishing a Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of three RNZAF personnel in a helicopter crash on Anzac Day 2010. More >>

Dawn Service At The NZ Battlefield Memorial Longueval - CDF

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:34:47 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Many New Zealand families will tell you that when their men returned they never talked about the Battle of the Somme. They could not find the words to speak of the unspeakable. More >>


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