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Peace Action at Devonport Naval Base

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:00:31 +1200 | Auckland Peace Action

Peace Action at Devonport Naval Base When: Saturday 23 June 3pm From: Pacific Panthers & Auckland Peace Action Location: Queens Parade at Spring Street Devonport (at entrance to Navy Base)More >>

Pukeahu Hosts 68th Korean War Commemoration

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:23:42 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The public are invited to attend Friday’s (22 June) national commemoration to mark the 68th anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:52:18 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on WerewolfMore >>

Defence spends $360m on ageing aircraft fleet

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:12:14 +1200 | RNZ

The Defence Force has spent around $360 million on maintenance and repairs over the past 10 years, twice as much as in the previous decade, official figures show. More >>

Abatement notice served on NZDF following contamination

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:40:36 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has served the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) with an abatement notice to cease the unauthorised discharge of contaminants at Ohakea air base.More >>

Congratulations to Defence Force Honours recipients

Mon, 4 Jun 2018 10:22:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence 4 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Congratulations to Defence Force Honours recipients Minister of Defence Ron Mark extends his thanks and congratulations to the Defence Force personnel named in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday ...More >>

NZDF Warning Public to Stay Away From Shipwreck

Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:43:16 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is aware of considerable public interest in the shipwreck found this week on a beach within the Kairapa Air Weapons Range. The Kaipara Air Weapons Range is NZDF land and is off limits to the public at all times. ...More >>

Social Entrepreneur-in-residence – a first for NZ

Thu, 31 May 2018 14:31:50 +1200 | Massey University

Exactly 10 years ago disarmament activist Thomas Nash was in Dublin to celebrate the signing of a landmark treaty to ban cluster bombs. He had led the campaign for change.More >>

Army Regiment to Fire Three Gun Salutes in Early June

Thu, 31 May 2018 12:19:16 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Army’s 16th Field Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute in Wellington on three occasions in the next 12 days. More >>

New Zealand youth sing of justice and peace

Wed, 30 May 2018 15:46:47 +1200 | Caritas Aotearoa

Standing out from 120 entries, three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the judges. More >>

Government asked to stop funding NZDF's Hit & Run cover up

Tue, 29 May 2018 15:10:55 +1200 | Hit and Run Inquiry Campaign

A protest letter has been sent to the prime minister Jacinda Ardern asking her to stop the Defence Force being allowed to set up a special unit and spend large sums of public money to try to influence the Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham ...More >>

Otago researchers develop ground-breaking communication tech

Tue, 29 May 2018 11:51:38 +1200 | University of Otago

In the ongoing quest for better, faster and higher-quality wireless communication, University of Otago researchers are leading the way. More >>

GCSB expands cyber defence service

Mon, 28 May 2018 10:59:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), Hon Andrew Little, has announced the agency will expand its Malware-Free Networks (MFN) cyber defence initiative.More >>

New Zealand featured in new report on child soldiers

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:16:57 +1200 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“In many countries the popular myth of the army as a benevolent institution which “saves” disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from an uncertain future remains pervasive. This report deconstructs that myth, the research clearly shows that military ...More >>

NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:12:34 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji Royal New Zealand Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo arrived in Fiji this morning to conduct combined maritime patrols with the Republic of Fiji Navy over the next three months.More >>

Veteran Rehabilitation Strategy 2018 – 2021

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:45:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark will tonight launch New Zealand’s first ever over-arching strategy for rehabilitating veterans who have been injured or become ill through their service to their country.More >>

New Chief of Defence Force Announced

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:06:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has welcomed today’s announcement of Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short as the new Chief of Defence Force. More >>

Defence deployments online

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:29:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed the release today of further information on where NZDF personnel are deployed overseas, in the form of an updated website. More >>

Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:41:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has tabled in Parliament a review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. More >>

ICC Prosecutor on the referral submitted by Palestine

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:08:30 +1200 | International Criminal Court

Today, 22 May 2018, I received a referral from the Government of the State of Palestine ("Palestine"), a State Party to the Rome Statute, regarding the situation in Palestine since 13 June 2014 with no end date.More >>


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