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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 >>

New Plymouth Man Wins NZDF Innovation of the Year Award

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:03:57 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Major Stuart Tylee has won the New Zealand Defence Force Innovation of the Year award for implementing an acoustic/electronic target system for New Zealand Army small-arms training. More >>

Cantabrian Named NZDF Volunteer of the Year

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:02:58 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Major Chris Allan has won the New Zealand Defence Force Volunteer of the Year award for his work empowering the youth of Christchurch and assisting with aid projects in Vanuatu. More >>

Waikato updates tsunami advice with new hazard maps

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:34:07 +1300 | Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management

Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert.More >>

Fiji needs to crackdown on police brutality

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:38:39 +1300 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is backing Amnesty International’s call for Fiji to crackdown on torture and brutality meted out by its police force and military. More >>

Story of German submarine’s NZ visit recognised

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:14:59 +1300 | Massey University

Family of a Gisborne man fascinated by Nazi Germany’s most distant war patrol into New Zealand waters in 1945 presented his book investigating this little-known slice of WW II war history to Massey University’s Manawatū library this week.More >>

Trump Nominee Will Politicize Dept. of Justice

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:43:27 +1300 | Walter Brasch

In his successful run to the presidency, Donald Trump spent a lot of time talking about the Second Amendment and defending gun ownership. He spent very little time talking about the other amendments, other than to say he supported the Constitution. ...More >>

NZDF’s Southern Ocean Fisheries Patrols Off to Flying Start

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:10:36 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) maritime and aerial surveillance patrols in the Southern Ocean are off to a flying start, with nine licensed fishing vessels boarded and checked for compliance.More >>

Nelson Tasman Community awareness meetings

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:47:09 +1300 | Civil Defence Emergency Management

The Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management group is holding a number of public meetings throughout the District over the next couple of weeks starting with Motueka tomorrow night.More >>

The Fast And Furious at Air Tattoo

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:17:54 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

There will be some very fast aircraft in the skies for the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 2017 Air Tattoo in February next year. More >>

NZDF Civilian of the Year a True ‘Mate for Life’

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:37:22 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Selwyn Ponga-Davis and NZDF Chief People Officer Debbie Francis with one of Mr Ponga-Davis’ safety initiatives at Linton Camp. More >>

Kaikoura convoys cancelled due to bad weather, safety risks

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:59:56 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Update: Please note also that no convoys on the inland Mt Lyford route are planned over the weekend. Next scheduled one is next week. More >>

Waipukurau Woman Wins Inaugural Soldier of the Year Award

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:06:06 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Amber-Lee Nui, who hails from Waipukurau, has been named the New Zealand Army’s inaugural Soldier of the Year. As Soldier of the Year, LCPL Nui is now in the running for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Person of the ...More >>

Top Sailor Sets Course For Further Honour

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:01:08 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A busy 12 months for Marlborough woman Leading Chef (LCH) Alexis Gray after being named the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Sailor of the Year in 2015 could culminate in further recognition: LCH Gray is the Navy’s nomination for the New Zealand Defence ...More >>

Auditor-General's reports published today

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:11:59 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s reports Governance of the National Security System and Assessing the performance of the Office of the Auditor-General against International Standards were presented to the House of Representatives today.More >>

NZ co-sponsors Syria resolution

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:51:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand has joined with Egypt and Spain to put forward a UN Security Council resolution demanding a ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.More >>

Is National Looking to Slash P3k Orion Aircraft Numbers?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:47:59 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has lodged written questions to the Minister of Defence following claims in Defense News that the government is in advanced talks with Embraer for its KC-390 transport aircraft and fewer aircraft to replace the Air Force’s P3K ...More >>

Kaikoura Emergency Access Route 28/11/16

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:44:59 +1300 | Emergency Management Canterbury

The NZDF convoy is carrying chemical toilets, food for Kaikoura Hospital and materials/tools for critical repairs. There are also two petrol tankers and some essential food. More >>

NZDF Helps Search for Victims of Kaipara Boat Tragedy

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:03:25 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Helps Search for Victims of Kaipara Boat Tragedy Twelve personnel from the New Zealand Defence Force are helping comb the area in Kaipara Harbour where a boat with 11 people on board capsized on Saturday afternoon. Police said three people were ...More >>

Air Force Names Its First ‘Airman of the Year’

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:29:38 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Whanganui woman Corporal (CPL) Keisha Malone has received the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) inaugural Airman of the Year Award. More >>


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