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New Air Force personnel graduate

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Ron Mark welcomed new Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits and officers into the service in a combined Graduation Parade at Base Woodbourne in Blenheim today. More >>

Have your say on Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:33:04 +1300 | Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee

You have until Friday, 2 March 2018 to have your say on the Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee is now inviting submissions on this bill.More >>

Share your stories of those who served in WW1

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:28:44 +1300 | Waikato District Council

Come along to Waikato District Libraries and discover, connect and share stories of those who served in the First World War. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Defence spending, Alabama, & Dolly Parton

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:57 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual ...More >>

Government resolves Defence cost blowout

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Government resolves Defence cost blowout Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a revised contract has been signed with Lockheed Martin Canada to deliver the installation phase of the Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. The project, ...More >>

Speech: Mark - Graduation Parade at Waiouru

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:03:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Commissioning Course: Graduation Parade at Waiouru Military Camp Hon Ron Mark Defence More >>

Officer Cadets graduate at Waiouru

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:00:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Officer Cadets graduate at Waiouru Defence Minister Ron Mark was the Reviewing Officer at Waiouru Military Camp yesterday when 36 Officer Cadets graduated from this year’s New Zealand Commissioning Course and became Army officers. The 36 new officers include ...More >>

New era for New Zealand Defence Force

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 20:07:29 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Ron Mark has welcomed in a new era for the Defence Force with the introduction of a new modular assault rifle system. More >>

RSA Thanks Minister for Veterans for Increasing Support

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:12:12 +1300 | NZ Returned and Services Association

RSA National President BJ Clark thanks Minister of Defence and Minister for Veterans Hon Ron Mark, for carrying through with the commitment of support he made during a speech at the RSA’s 101st National Council, in Wellington last month.More >>

Increased funding for veterans’ groups

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:55:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced that the Government has made a grant of $250,000 to the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, an increase of $75,000 on last year’s amount.More >>

‘Mission accomplished,’: UN tribunal for Former Yugoslavia

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:20:37 +1300 | United Nations

After more than 24 years of operations, the United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute crimes committed during conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s, has now completed all judicial work, the court’s President told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.More >>

Defence Minister visits Antarctica

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 12:19:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister visits Antarctica Defence Minister Ron Mark has returned to New Zealand after a visit to Antarctica. Mr Mark's programme for the four-day visit provided an overview of New Zealand's interests and activities in the region, and Antarctica ...More >>

Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:23:34 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Have your say on the Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill You have until Friday 16 February 2018 to have your say on the Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill.More >>

NZ Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:27:56 +1300 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday Some of New Zealand’s finest military musicians and vocalists will feature in the iconic New Zealand Army Band’s free concert this Sunday 3 December at Pukeahu National ...More >>

The Vanishing Submarine: Hope and the ARA San Juan

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:24:05 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

A certain type of grief and moroseness accompanies deaths at sea. Not being naturally adapted to living in water, humankind has braved the aqueous environment, seeking to conquer it and tame its residents. At sea, the great battles of mythology are ...More >>

Former RNZN Chief wins Commander of US Legion of Merit

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:45:48 +1300 | Returned Services Association

Freyberg, Park, Steer: Former RNZN Chief joins legendary New Zealand military leaders as Commander of US Legion of Merit Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) Chief Executive Jack Steer ONZM received today the United States of America’s ...More >>

GCSB's Cortex cyber defence seen saving $40M

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:22:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

GCSB's Cortex cyber defence seen saving $40M from cost of cyber threats in 2017 More >>

Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying for Endeavour

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:39 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying 23 November 2017 The Royal New Zealand Navy’s 30 year old tanker support ship, HMNZS Endeavour is about to be retired and enters the Waitemata Harbour for her final time on Friday 1 December.More >>

Author wants to make sure “they don’t just fade away”

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:44:55 +1300 | BMS Books

Author Mike Ledingham hopes his new novel about old army soldiers struggling to survive will help get more people to read. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the new Pike River agency

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation - has never dealt honestly, ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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