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Defence Force receives $300.9m new funding

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:12:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Defence Force receives new operating funding of $300.9 million over four years as part of Budget 2016 to support the work it does, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

NZDF Texans are on their way down South

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:53:20 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Future Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) instructors will be flying the new T-6C Texans II into Christchurch and Invercargill airports over the next week as they complete the Flying Instructor Course (FIC). More >>

Precedential Appeal to the Supreme Court

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:26:06 +1200 | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

Precedential Appeal to the Supreme Court: to Enshrine the Status of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission in Primary Legislation More >>

Make serving in war an option, not an order

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:50:34 +1200 | Kristin Christman

Commentary: Make serving in war an option, not an order No one should be forced to register to represent our country in combat By Kristin Y. Christman, Commentary Published in the Albany Times Union May 22, 2016 More >>

Gordon Campbell on the rise of the far right

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:48:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

In his victory speech at the Cannes film festival this week, the British film director Ken Loach warned that the rise of far right parties in Europe was being fuelled by the economic policies of austerity, and manifested in a welfare bureaucracy that ...More >>

Kiwi Gunners To Mark 300th Anniversary Of Royal Artillery

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:35:00 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Artillery will fire guns at dawn in several North Island locations and demonstrate their skills with a gun run in Palmerston North to mark 300 years since the formation of Britain’s Royal Artillery.More >>

Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:09:18 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

21 May 2016 Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, has attended a constructive meeting of NATO Chiefs of Defence in Belgium. The meeting was a chance to engage ...More >>

Seventy-Five Years on – Courage And Sacrifice Remembered

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:52:15 +1200 | Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Seventy-Five Years on – Courage And Sacrifice Remembered at CWGC Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete More >>

Parata to attend commemorative service

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:56:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will today attend a commemorative service on the Greek island of Crete to honour the service and sacrifice of the New Zealanders who fought in the Battle of Crete that began 75 years ago today.More >>

Did Brownlee Make up Sale of Navy Ships ‘on the Hoof?’

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:11:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him.More >>

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:58:39 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft today clocked up a second successful search and rescue mission for the Air Force in five days when it found two Kiribati fishermen who were reported ...More >>

Battle of Crete remembered at National War Memorial

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:54:22 +1200 | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

A service to mark the National Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete will be held at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Friday 20 May.More >>

NZPI chief executive appointed new NZDIA executive director

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:15:29 +1200 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand Planning Institute chief executive Susan Houston takes up a new role next month as the first executive director for the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA).More >>

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Visiting New Zealand

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:06:38 +1200 | US Embassy Wellington

The U.S. Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV), Ray Mabus, is visiting New Zealand this week to meet with New Zealand’s military leaders and officials on a wide range of issues. In his time as Secretary of the Navy, Mabus has visited more than 140 ...More >>

Celebrating NZ success at the Invictus Games

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:28:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the New Zealand Defence Force team on their success at the 2016 Invictus games in Florida. More >>

Army Band Performs for the Queen

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:16:05 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

By special request of the Queen, the New Zealand Army Band has performed before her and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. The band is in London to give marching displays at the 2016 Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration ...More >>

Vietnam War anniversary services announced

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:52:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss today announced the commemorative programme for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. More >>

Another Silver For NZDF At Invictus Games

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:49:34 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Glenn Barnes and David Sherriff faced off against the British wheelchair tennis team today earning silver for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.More >>

Parata to attend Crete commemorations

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:13:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata leaves for Greece today to represent New Zealand at the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Crete. “The commemorations are an opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of the young New Zealanders ...More >>

NZ Troops Looking Forward to Training Iraqi Soldiers

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:24:59 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The third rotation of around 100 New Zealand troops to the Building Partner Capacity mission in Iraq is looking forward to helping Iraqi soldiers sharpen their warfighting skills so they can recover parts of their country from the clutches of terrorist ...More >>

 

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