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NZDF Lends a Helping Hand to Honiara

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:54 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Providing first aid courses was just one of the community empowering activities that sailors from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON took part in this week in Ho-niara.More >>

Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:44:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that this year’s Tropic twilight Exercise will be conducted in the northern Cook Islands atolls of Penrhyn and Manihiki.More >>

Auckland Museum to Develop New Memorial Space

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:26:23 +1200 | Auckland War Memorial Museum

The iconic heritage building, Auckland War Memorial Museum, is reaching the latest milestone in its heritage maintenance and restoration plan. Starting next month, new work will focus on the East Gallery on the top floor of the Museum and the restoration ...More >>

Next WWI Memorial Forest planting is in Pauanui

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:53:26 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The next planting session for the WWI Memorial Forest is to take place at Tangitarori Lane, in Pauanui, at 11am on 5 September. More >>

NZ Defence Force Chaplains to Be Remembered

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:27:49 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZ Defence Force Chaplains to Be Remembered One hundred years since the first NZ Defence Force chaplain was killed on active duty will be marked in Wellington this week. Chaplain-Major William Grant was killed on 28 August 1915, during a firefight ...More >>

NZDF Hosts International Defence Reserves Conference

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:56:06 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Hosts International Defence Reserves Conference The Acting Chief of Army, Brigadier Pete Kelly, has welcomed visiting delegates to this year’s ABCA Information Team Reserves Conference. The annual ABCA (America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New ...More >>

Iraqi Civilians Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:44:05 +1200 | Harmeet Sooden

Harmeet Sooden has recently returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, where he was working on a human rights project assessing communal tensions in a camp for internally displaced persons. In 2005, Harmeet was kidnapped in Iraq while working for an international ...More >>

‘Defence Blacks’ New Name for NZDF Rugby Team

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:46:03 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, and New Zealand Rugby announced today that the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) rugby team will now be known as the “Defence Blacks”.More >>

Ngā Tapuwae Trails — brings Hill 60 to life

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:16:41 +1200 | WW100

Today, 100 years ago, roughly 400 men from the Canterbury and Otago Mounted Rifles regiments, together with Australian, British and Gurkha troops launched an attack against Hill 60, a small piece of Ottoman-held high ground near Anzac Cove at Gallipoli.More >>

Navy Helps Pacific Neighbours Deter Illegal Fishing

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:42:36 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON has arrived in Honiara after helping New Zealand’s South West Pacific neighbours patrol for illegal and unlicensed fishing activity in their waters.More >>

Army’s Rifle Choice Positive Sign for Defence Procurement

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:12:46 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pleased to see the Ministry of Defence has selected LMT’s AR15 as the preferred weapon to replace the Steyr rifle in service with the army, navy and airforce.More >>

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:36:13 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National Commemoration of the Vietnam War will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am tomorrow Tuesday 18 August and media are invited to attend.More >>

New Pentagon War Manual Reduces Us to "Level of Nazis"

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:54:50 +1200 | Sherwood Ross

The Pentagon's new Law of War Manual(LOWM) sanctioning nuclear attacks and the killing of civilians, "reads like it was written by Hitler's Ministry of War," says international law authority Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois at Champaign.More >>

Air Force Congratulates New Helicopter Crew

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:21:08 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Today three Royal New Zealand Air Force pilots and two helicopter crewmen graduated their Helicopter Basic Course after six months of challenging training at RNZAF Base Ohakea.More >>

Chief of Defence Force to Visit Viet Nam

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:46:05 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating (LTGEN), will visit Viet Nam to further the relationship and mark the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s diplomatic relations with that country.More >>

People's Review Reveals Lack of Trust In Spy Agencies

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:02:19 +1200 | Stop the Spies Coalition

There is widespread distrust of NZ´s spy agencies, according to a report published today. The Stop the Spies Coalition, which includes the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties, the Anti-Bases Campaign, OASIS, the Dunedin Free University and the What ...More >>

National And United Future Snub WWII Veterans

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:49:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is disappointed that National and United Future have indicated they will not support a brief Parliamentary debate today to mark Saturday’s 70th Victory in Japan (VJ) day, which saw the end of the Second World War.More >>

Exercise Confirms Nh90s’ Readiness to Deploy Overseas

Sat, 8 Aug 2015 17:16:06 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) NH90 helicopters have recently confirmed their readiness to deploy on operations in the Southwest Pacific after taking part in Australia’s largest warfighting exercise.More >>

U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift In NZ

Sat, 8 Aug 2015 14:21:50 +1200 | US Embassy

This weekend, Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, will begin a three-day visit to New Zealand to meet with New Zealand Navy leadership. More >>

US Pacific Fleet Commander Visiting New Zealand

Sat, 8 Aug 2015 14:14:30 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Admiral (ADM) Scott Swift, Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, arrived in Wellington today for a three-day visit to New Zealand, meeting with Royal New Zealand Navy leaders.More >>


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