Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


New NZDF Air Movements Terminal opens

New NZDF Air Movements Terminal opens

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially opened the new Air Movements Terminal at RNZAF Base Ohakea.

“The new $12.6 million high-tech Air Movements Terminal has the capacity to process military personnel and freight more efficiently, improving the NZDF’s ability to respond to disaster relief events, and to deploy on exercises and overseas missions,” says Dr Coleman.

“Ohakea’s central location makes it a logical hub for the NZDF, where Air Force, Army and Navy personnel can assemble to deploy on major activities.
With Ohakea being the third largest runway in New Zealand, the new terminal means Ohakea could also be used as a reserve international airport if large civilian aircraft are unable to land at New Zealand’s main airports.

“The Air Force will be able to conduct simultaneous domestic and international arrivals and departures, processing up to 250 passengers at once. The new terminal has been purpose built to meet New Zealand Customs, Ministry for Primary Industries, and Immigration New Zealand standards.”

The 5,800 square metre facility replaces the 300 square metre building which has been in use for three decades. The new terminal includes a freight hall, check-in area, baggage carousels, a processing area for immigration and customs, and conference facilities. The development involved local industry, including BECA, Higgins Limited, and Ebert Construction Limited.

The terminal is the last of the infrastructure development projects as part of Project Takitini to modernise and reinvigorate Ohakea.

“A total of $130 million has been spent to ensure Ohakea has modern, fit for purpose facilities. Other major projects completed include a new helicopter hangar and helicopter simulator, a maintenance support squadron, a new duty centre and perimeter fence,” says Dr Coleman.

“With new capabilities such as the A109 and NH90 helicopters coming into service, as well as preparation for the new pilot training package, it is important to ensure Ohakea has the modern infrastructure to support these capabilities.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news