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Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:34:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area.More >>

NZDF Engineers Head To Sinai

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:07:40 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Thirty-five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) engineers left this morning for Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to help build a security fence around the Multinational Force and Observers’ (MFO) South Camp.More >>

NZ Premier Remembers His Country’s War Dead In Belgium

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:19:06 +1300 | Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Lessons of 2012 Guide Traffic Plan for Air Tattoo at Ohakea

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:56:42 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Lessons learned from the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s air show in 2012 are guiding the traffic plans for the 2017 Air Tattoo onFebruary 25 and 26. More >>

Hawera Woman’s Naval Career Off to a Great Start

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:20:19 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Ordinary Stores Accountant (OSA) Anita Berry, of Hawera, has made a great start to her Royal New Zealand Navy career, topping the class for parade training. More >>

Auckland Sailor Hopes to Open New Path for Family

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:16:57 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A Samoan Aucklander says he hopes his recent Navy graduation demonstrates a new career pathway for his family. More >>

‘Switching Sides’ Pays Off For New Naval Officer

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:25:49 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The decision to “switch sides” from sailor to officer is paying off for Midshipman (MID) Erica Williams, of Papakura, who scooped two top awards at her recent graduation. More >>

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:07:58 +1300 | Andrew Greene and Adam Har

"Offensive" material about West Papua displayed at an Australian Special Forces base has prompted Indonesia's defence chief to cut military cooperation, throwing future joint exercises into doubt. More >>

Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 11:40:03 +1300 | David Swanson

We discuss the upcoming 25th Annual Global Network Conference & Protest: "Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense & the Weaponization of Space" to be held on April 7-9, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama: More >>

Resolved: To Find Peace Advocates in Every Nation

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:15:09 +1300 | David Swanson

I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning ...More >>

More places getting the poppies

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:49:09 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Hastings is leading the charge nationwide in the drive to help ensure our military history is not forgotten. More >>

Trump, Waste and the Military Industrial Complex

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:09:58 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

That particular fighter never had good press. Even before Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strategic Fighter attracted the ire of Donald Trump via his usual, belching medium, Twitter, the project was flailing in a swamp to the value of $400 billion.More >>

Outstanding year for NZ’s Defence sector

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:02:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says 2016 has seen the New Zealand Defence Force respond to natural disasters, train Iraqi soldiers and future-proof the country’s Defence industry. “I think most of us will remember 2016 as a turbulent and extraordinary ...More >>

More places getting the poppies

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:08:27 +1300 | Hastings District Council

A raft of streets are about to have a poppy added to their street sign, as a national project to recognise the contribution of New Zealanders to international conflicts continues.More >>

“Adir” in the Sky: The F-35 Arrives in Israel

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:50:55 +1300 | INSS Insight

On December 12, 2016, the first two F-35A jet fighters (dubbed “Adir,” in Israel) will land in Israel. This is a major milestone in the long process of accepting the aircraft into IAF service, a process that began in 2008, when Israel first applied ...More >>

Modernising NZ’s Defence Force logistics

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:32:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today that approval has been given for the New Zealand Defence Force to progress work on the Consolidated Logistics project at a cost of $130 million over five years.More >>

100th anniversary for those jailed for WW1 “sedition”

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:28:20 +1300 | Keith Locke

On Thursday 15 December there will be commemorations in Auckland and Christchurch, marking 100 years since arrests began for “sedition”. More >>

Joint US, France, German, Qatari Statement On Syria In Paris

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:04:58 +1300 | US State Department

US SOS John Kerry Joint Press Availability with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-ThaniMore >>

NZDF airlift missions renew lifeline for scientists in Anta

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:54:42 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has just completed its airlift support flights to Antarctica for the summer season, renewing a vital lifeline for scientists working on the icy continent.More >>

Exemplary Young Leader Named NZDF’s Person of the Year

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:05:52 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Army chef setting high standards for all those around her has been named the 2016 New Zealand Defence Force Person of the Year. More >>


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