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Minister to attend WW1 commemorations in Europe

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:16:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will represent the New Zealand government at First World War centenary commemoration events in England and France next week. More >>

Wellingtonians protest treatment of refugees

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:34:33 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Today, Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More >>

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:41:28 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War By Ramzy Baroud Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has ...More >>

New Zealand Defence White Paper under the microscope

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:50:39 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs are hosting a one-day symposium to examine the 2016 New Zealand Defence White Paper.More >>

NZDF Air Transport Team Gets Down to Work in the Middle East

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:52:19 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft has completed its first set of sustainment flights to Afghanistan as part of an Australian-led air task group supporting coalition operations in the Middle East.More >>

International Navy Women Inspire Leadership at Home

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:25:53 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Naval women from New Zealand, the United States, and Australia will come together tomorrow to share experiences and map the way ahead for women in the Navy at The Modern Sailor Conference, presented by Westpac NZ as part of the Royal New Zealand ...More >>

Back civilian experts in Iraq as well as military

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:23:42 +1200 | Council for International Development

Defeating ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) on the battlefield is important, but without New Zealand stepping up with investment in long-term reconstruction and reconciliation, Iraq will remain fertile ground for terrorist and other violent armed ...More >>

No support for NZ troops to Iraq

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:15:08 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington is appalled that the New Zealand government has extended the length and breadth of the NZSAS operations in Iraq. More >>

Key’s broken promise leaves NZ troops at risk

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:10:27 +1200 | Green Party

The Government has broken its promise to keep New Zealand’s Iraq deployment to two years, putting our troops in further danger, the Green Party said today. More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Iraq Deployment Extension

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:41:23 +1200 | Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Defence Gerry Brownlee announced New Zealand's deployment in Iraq will continue for a further eighteen months. This extension to the current two year deployment will mean that NZ troops will be at ...More >>

Iraq mission extension case not made

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:15:35 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister has not made the case for extending the Iraq deployment another 18 months nor the expansion of their mission, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. More >>

No Honesty On Iraq

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:02:23 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Once again the Prime Minister has hoodwinked the New Zealand public about deployment of troops in Iraq, say New Zealand First. More >>

NZ increases aid in fight against ISIL

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:22:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will make a $1.4 million contribution to help rebuild communities damaged by fighting in Iraq. This latest funding takes New Zealand’s humanitarian assistance to those affected by ...More >>

Government extends Iraq deployment

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:17:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has today agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018.More >>

Veterans And First Responders Struggle

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:02:08 +1200 | Rannerdale Veteran Care

“When a Kiwi war veteran needs crowd fundraising to help pay for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, theres clearly a problem with the level of care and support were providing,” says Steve Shamy, General Manager of Rannderdale ...More >>

NZ students to walk in the footsteps of WW1 veterans

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:21:50 +1200 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Ten Kiwi students have been selected from ten schools from around the country to travel to France from September 10 to 25, 2016 in the context of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. More >>

NZDF Takes Part in Cyber Training Exercise

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:55:36 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Sixteen New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will fend off simulated cyber attacks as they take part in a large-scale training exercise hosted by the United States from 17-30 June. Major General (MAJGEN) Tim Gall, Commander Joint Forces New ...More >>

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom gains another significant grant

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:20:13 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Another half-million dollars in external funding has been obtained for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, the flagship facility incorporating the PiriharakekeGeneration Inspiration Centre, the National Dutch Connection Museum, and Foxton’s library and community ...More >>

New RNZAF Pilots Graduate In Australia

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:35:36 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand and Australian Air Force links are now even tighter after four Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) pilots graduated from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot training school.More >>

Leadership continuity for Defence Force

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:20:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee today announced the reappointment of the Chief and Vice Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force. More >>


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