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The Queen Appoints Prince Charles to New Military Positions

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:17:22 +1200 | Monarchy NZ

Monarchy New Zealand is pleased to hear that, on the advice of the Prime Minister, the Queen of New Zealand has appointed Prince Charles to three positions: More >>

The US-led Coalition’s Human Rights Record in Iraq

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:55:20 +1200 | Harmeet Sooden

Human rights violations committed by ISIS are condemned the world over – rightly so – whereas those committed by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS are under-reported, particularly in the West. More >>

PM announces honorary military appointments

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:40:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF): Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy Field Marshal, ...More >>

Te Kaha And Endeavour Berth in Auckland

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:26:02 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Te Kaha And Endeavour Berth in Auckland The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR returned to the Devonport Naval Base this morning after being deployed since early this year. The ships entered Auckland harbour shortly ...More >>

Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:25:04 +1200 | Keith Rankin

Keith Rankin, 3 August 2015 This coming weekend marks the centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. This battle is often regarded, as in the overview to the 1991 movie Chunuk Bair, as "a formative NZ nationhood moment". Indeed it was the principal ...More >>

Te Kaha And Endeavour Berth in Auckland

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:46:17 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR returned to the Devonport Naval Base this morning after being deployed since early this year. More >>

Neoliberal American Capitalism Rocks On!

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:03:53 +1200 | John Stanton

Though not explicitly stated, America’s most powerful instrument of national power is Capitalism. The pistons that power Neoliberal American Capitalism are: Diplomacy, Information, Military, Economic, Financial, Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Human ...More >>

Imagine There's No Army

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:01:40 +1200 | David Swanson

By CJ Hinke, Excerpted from Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison by CJ Hinke, forthcoming from Trine-Day in 2016.More >>

Navy Ships Arriving Home After Long Deployments

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:41:16 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Navy Ships Arriving Home After Long Deployments The frigate HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will arrive at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland at 10am this Sunday 2 August, after long overseas deployments. Over 1100 family and friends of ...More >>

Students encouraged to remember Passchendaele

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:00:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says a multi-media competition for year 13 students will help ensure the bravery and sacrifice of New Zealand troops during the Battle of Passchendaele is not forgotten. “The Battle of Passchendaele was ...More >>

Maori Ode of Remembrance Change Recognises Women in Uniform

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:19:27 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The service and sacrifice of both male and female military personnel is now being acknowledged at commemorative events, due to a recent revision to the Māori version of the Ode of Remembrance. The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association ...More >>

Centenary commemoration honours Niue’s 150 soldiers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:51:02 +1200 | Wright Communications

One hundred years ago this October, fires were lit along Niue’s coast to farewell 150 brave Niuean men who were sailing away in support of New Zealand to fight in World War I. Following a church service, they left on the troopship Te Anau with ...More >>

Group seeks all those who sailed in 1973 frigates to Mururoa

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:18:28 +1200 | Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group

The Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group Inc is searching for all those who sailed to Mururoa Atoll in 1973 aboard the frigates HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Otago. More >>

Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 70 years commemoration and forum

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:50:58 +1200 | National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

We encourage you to join us in a public ceremony to commemorate the dropping of the nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 at the exact time of the bomb – which here in NZ is at 11:15am.More >>

Army to Commemorate 100 Year Anniversary of Chunuk Bair

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:21:43 +1200 | Stratford District Council

Officers and Soldiers of the 5th/7th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment will march through the streets of Stratford on Saturday 8 August, with drums beating, band playing, colours flying, bayonets fixed and swords drawn. This will ...More >>

"Peace Researcher" 49, June 2015, Online Now

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:54:33 +1200 | Anti-Bases Campaign

Good Dog, Johnny! Iraq War Is The Price Of Belonging To “The Club” by Murray Horton More >>

Auckland Grammar School Old Boy in Warfighting Exercise

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:39:21 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Auckland Grammar School Old Boy in Warfighting Exercise A day spent at Devonport Naval Base five years ago clinched Sub-Lieutenant (SLT) Ethan Moser’s choice of career. “Devonport showcases the values that characterise life in the Navy – ...More >>

Defence Force To Chalks Up 365 Days in Middle East

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:27:49 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will mark one year conducting anti-piracy maritime surveillance in the Middle East at the end of July. The RNZAF P-3K2 aircraft and crew are deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces multinational partnership ...More >>

New world-class framework for UAVs

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:17:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New rules on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will enable innovation and put New Zealand at the forefront of regulating a rapidly evolving industry, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say.More >>

Kiwisaver revelations display importance of divestment

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:11:53 +1200 | Oil Free Wellington

"The shocking revelations that kiwisaver funds are being invested in oil exploration and weapons manufacturers displays the need for the growing divestment movement," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson James Barber.More >>


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