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Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group Reply to Radiation Report

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:28:30 +1200 | Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group

The Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group (MNVG Inc) has unequivocally rejected the findings of last year’s report commissioned by Veteran Affairs and undertaken by Crown research agency Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) which was released in October ...More >>

NZDF Career Turns Dream to Reality for Matamata Man

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:25:53 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Petty Officer Diver (PODR) Shaun Heaslip, from Matamata, is living out a childhood dream: diving in warm Hawaiian waters - as part of the world’s largest international maritime exercise.More >>

NZDF-Led Projects Boost Drought Resilience

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:32:23 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF-Led Projects Boost Drought Resilience of Tongan Communities Community projects undertaken by a multi-national task group led by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are expected to reduce the vulnerability of remote communities to the impact of drought, ...More >>

NZDF Air Transport Team a Workhorse in the Middle East

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:20:07 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) air transport team sent to support coalition operations in the Middle East has completed the equivalent of three months’ worth of flying in just six weeks.More >>

NZ Defence Force Tests Amphibious Capability

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:10:37 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The NZDF Amphibious Task Force conducts the first iteration of Exercise Joint Waka in the Canterbury area earlier this year. More >>

US Warship visit welcomed by Labour

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:33:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour sees the United States warship visit as a red letter day for New Zealand’s non-nuclear status, which is core to our identity and has defined us a nation for 30 years, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Annette King. More >>

Peace Action Wellington: oppose the warship visit

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:13:01 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington is opposed to the upcoming US warship visit, and the ongoing building of military ties with the United States of America to bolster their illegal wars. We join Auckland Peace Action in their mobilisation of public opposition to ...More >>

NZDF Personnel Lead Outreach Activities in Tongan Schools

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:07:52 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

About 40 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel currently leading a multi-national task group undertaking humanitarian projects in Tonga have led outreach activities at schools in one of the main islands in the Ha’apai island group.More >>

Prime Minister welcomes US Navy decision

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:57:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key says the United States has accepted an invitation to send a ship to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary later this year. “Vice-President Joe Biden confirmed in our discussions today that the US has accepted ...More >>

Testing NZDF Combat Capability at Rimpac

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:49:18 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Ships and aircraft of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have joined forces to hunt down an “enemy” submarine and attack it with torpedoes. More >>

US ship decision a victory for people power - Greenpeace

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:31:09 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday 21 July, Auckland - The US Government’s decision to send a warship to New Zealand is a huge victory for people power, Greenpeace said today. More >>

Recognition for Iraq and Middle East service

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:55:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says two New Zealand General Service Medals have been instituted to recognise service in Iraq and the greater Middle East since 2014. More >>

New naval tanker to have enhanced capabilities

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:10:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved the purchase of a new naval tanker for the New Zealand Defence Force which will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

No Pride in Prisons: Cops Should Not Have Guns

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:16:24 +1200 | No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons is calling for the New Zealand Police to be disarmed following a surge in police violence. More >>

Artist gets into the trenches to deliver powerful message

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:50:01 +1200 | Lang Ea

Auckland artist Lang Ea’s sculptures, installations and paintings reflecting a childhood shaped directly and indirectly by the horrors of war, are attracting international recognition in this year of remembrance of some of the major battles of World War ...More >>

NZDF’s Joint Pacific Fisheries Patrols Continue Success

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:02:07 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Fisheries patrols conducted by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Pacific Islands countries have continued their run of success, with 34 commercial fishing vessels boarded and 36 breaches ...More >>

NZ exhibition of the year contenders

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:10:42 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Air New Zealand’s 75th year anniversary exhibition, which had nearly 500,000 visitors, is a strong contender for the best New Zealand exhibition of the year. More >>

New Zealand First Wants Assurances Over Afghan Money

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:09:29 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is deeply concerned that some of the $11.3 million earmarked for the Afghan Security Forces may be finding its way into the Taleban. More >>

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:07:30 +1200 | CBCF

WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas that resulted in ...More >>

Green MP to speak on anniversary of nuclear weapons decision

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 16:39:52 +1200 | Green Party

Green MP to speak on anniversary of historic nuclear weapons decision What : Green MP Dr Kennedy Graham will be speaking on a panel at a symposium to mark the 20th Anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s ruling on nuclear weapons. ...More >>

 

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