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Illuminating and commemorating WWI for the modern era

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:52:53 +1300 | University of Canterbury

For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view.More >>

Army Reservist excels in Ironman Challenge

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:29:50 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Fighting fit and Wellington-based Army Reservist Lieutenant Claire Kirby’s outstanding effort in last weekend’s Taupo Ironman will enable her to take on the world in 2019. Lieutenant Kirby, who lives in Whitby, won her age group in last weekend’s ...More >>

Work to Start on Wellington Defence Site

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:33:15 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Work is to begin on removing three buildings, two of which are earthquake-prone, from the New Zealand Defence Force’s Buckle Street site in Wellington. More >>

Widodo wants security forces to guard development projects

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:46:31 +1300 | Pacific Media Watch

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo insists that work on the Trans-Papua road project will continue despite this week’s shooting of construction workers in the Papua regency of Nduga.More >>

First Purpose-Built Military Working Dog Facility Opens

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:18:20 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s first purpose-built military working dog facility was opened at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland at Whenuapai today. More >>

Military Working Dog Handler Commended

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:55:40 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Military Working Dog Handler Commended by Chief of Defence Force Since arriving in New Zealand from the United Kingdom six years ago, former British Army Warrant Officer Alan Inkpen has worked tirelessly to introduce, train and maintain military ...More >>

IGIS 2017/18 Annual Report released

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:46:04 +1300 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) for the 2017-18 year has been tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Defence Assessment on Climate Change and Security Released

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:12:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Assessment on Climate Change and Security Released Minister of Defence Ron Mark and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw have today released a Defence Assessment on the security implications of climate change. The Climate Crisis: Defence Readiness ...More >>

An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatens Its Own Collapse

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:02:47 +1300 | David Swanson

The U.S. military’s fire-fighting foam is contaminating groundwater and sickening people in communities near U.S. military bases around the world More >>

New Service Directory to help Veterans and Service Personnel

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:37:30 +1300 | Ranfurly Veterans Trust

A new website has been launched today to guide Veterans and New Zealand Service Personnel towards organisations that can help address their health, welfare and social needs. More >>

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:48:05 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command Rear Admiral David Proctor became the first General List officer with a logistics background to be appointed Chief of Navy when he assumed command of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) at Devonport ...More >>

Fanciful Notions: European Armies, Trump and NATO

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 10:11:41 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The idea of a standing European army, one dedicated to the specific needs of Europe as opposed to being an annex of another power is far from new. In gestation alongside notions of European federalism and its defence have come the idea of a force filled ...More >>

French Pass memorial to honour fallen soldiers

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:38:48 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

The French Pass community’s request for a permanent memorial to acknowledge those from their community who did not return from World War 1 and World War 2 has been approved by Council’s Assets and Services Committee.More >>

Closed evidence sessions considered in Hit & Run inquiry

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:13:44 +1300 | RNZ

A preliminary hearing to establish how confidential material will be handled by an inquiry into a defence force operation in Afghanistan has begun. More >>

UN advocates for a strengthening of peacekeeping in Africa

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:49:36 +1300 | UN News

Citing the “encouraging progress” achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday called the international community to strengthen cooperation and commitment ...More >>

125 Fund Recipients Announced

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:26:31 +1300 | New Zealand Film Commission

At the recent Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) CEO, Annabelle Sheehan announced funding of three feature films through the NZFC’s 125 Fund.More >>

NZDF Volunteer of the Year generous with time and skills

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:31:49 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Volunteer of the Year Sergeant Maaka McKinney carries four pagers – he’s on call 24/7 to Coastguard Tutukaka, the Rural Fire Service, St John Ambulance, and his local fire brigade in Northland. Sergeant McKinney is ...More >>

Defence claims drone footage disproves Hit & Run claims

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:38:46 +1300 | RNZ

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has almost eight hours of secret American drone footage it says shows there are more than 100 mistakes in a book about a controversial raid in Afghanistan.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Malaysia exposing our China policies

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:02:23 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

L ast week, we all owed a vote of thanks to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad for breaking with protocol during his bilateral meeting in Singapore with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. Reportedly, Mahathir used the photo opportunity phase of the meeting – ...More >>

Australia and NZ announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperation

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:20:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs announced today a joint commitment to partner with Pacific Island countries to enhance our collective cyber resilience.More >>


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