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Service at Bougainville Peace Talks Qualifies for Medal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:36:27 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealanders who served at the Bougainville peace talks in 1990 are now eligible for the New Zealand Operational Service Medal. More >>

Vintage Harvard Plane on Show at Air Tattoo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:27:57 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The grand old lady of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, North American Harvard NZ1015, has had a makeover taking her back to her original glory in time for this weekend’s Air Tattoo.More >>

NZDF Surveys Kaikoura's Sea Floor

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:07:40 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent eight hydrographers to Kaikoura to survey its sea floor and map the shifts caused by last November’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Lieutenant Commander Philip Davies, who leads the Military Hydrographic ...More >>

Deputy Mayor of Le Quesnoy France visits Memorial Forest

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:37:37 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

There's more than 18,000km distance between Le Quesnoy in France and Whangamata on the Coromandel, but yesterday delegates from both towns connected as part of our World War 1 Memorial Forest project. Le Quesnoy Deputy Mayor, Marie José Burlion ...More >>

The People said No! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:45:46 +1300 | Pierre Peeters Gallery

John Miller  The People said No ! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War. 1967-72                28:02:2017 - 31:03:2017 This is a celebration not to be missed - Tuesday 28th February, 5.30pm. ALL WELCOME!More >>

Expertise Will Keep Air Show Traffic Flowing

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:05:38 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

World-leading experts in event crowd and traffic management are working to ensure people get to the Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo air show without a hitch.More >>

March into MOTAT for Military Day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:54:45 +1300 | Museum of Transport and Technology

Experience the rumble and roar of war first-hand at MOTAT’s Military Day on Sunday 5 March when you step back in time to some of the most tumultuous periods in history. More >>

NZDF Lifts Performance in 2016 Census

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:39:13 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Staff engagement is up at the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), the organisation’s second annual engagement survey has revealed. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Fires Contained

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:58:24 +1300 | National Rural Fire Authority

Hawke’s Bay Fires Contained 16 February 2017 The Hawke’s Bay fires have now been contained after some hard firefighting, with weather conditions helping to supress the fires. 13 rural fire crews, four New Zealand Defence Force crews, six helicopters, ...More >>

NZDF Sends More Personnel to Battle Port Hills Fire

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:26:59 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent more personnel and vehicles to help evacuate residents and get the fast-spreading scrub fire on Christchurch’s Port Hills under control.More >>

NZDF deployed to help with Christchurch fires

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:18:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Civil Defence and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has requested the New Zealand Defence Force to provide support to local authorities in Christchurch as they deal with the Port Hills fires.More >>

Helicopter Pilot Was Decorated Soldier

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:06:14 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that the helicopter pilot who died in a crash while fighting fires in the Port Hills yesterday was a decorated soldier who served with 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment in Afghanistan.More >>

Navy Continues Support of Art Deco Festival in Napier

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:53:03 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will continue its traditional involvement in the Tremains Art Deco Festival in Napier this year. More >>

NZDF World Masters Team Announced

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:39:14 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending a team of more than 220 competitors to the World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland from 21-30 April. More >>

RNZAF Orion Leaves for Middle East

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:32:44 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) sent a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft this morning to the Middle East to join an international partnership against piracy and people and drug trafficking.More >>

Mapping the War Machine - David Swanson

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:11:36 +1300 | David Swanson

When it comes to understanding wars, for some people, a picture of the dead or of the injured or of the traumatized or of those made refugees can be worth ten million words. And, for at least some of us, a picture of where war is in the world can be ...More >>

NZDF To Help Counter Piracy And Trafficking in Middle East

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:10:19 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending a 55-member contingent and an Air Force P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft to the Middle East to join an international partnership against piracy and people and drug trafficking.More >>

The passing of the last WWII Pacific Islands Coast Watcher

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 15:10:37 +1300 | New Zealand Post

NZ Post today acknowledged the death aged 96 of John Jones, one of the “Coastwatchers” who manned coastwatching stations throughout the Pacific during the Second World War to track enemy movements.More >>

Navy to Continue Traditional Involvement at Waitangi

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:31:55 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy will continue its traditional involvement and support in Waitangi Day activities in the Bay of Islands this year. More >>

NZDF Supports Sub-Antarctic Resupply Mission

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:05:27 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) offshore patrol vessel is transporting 23 government staff and more than seven tonnes of timber and equipment to remote Campbell Island, home of six species of albatross and the world’s rarest duck.More >>

 

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