Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


New Zealand Air Force All Fingers and Thumbs

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

06 September 2006

New Zealand Air Force All Fingers and Thumbs

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has joined today’s txt generation with the launch of a new recruitment tool targeting the youth mobile phone market.

In conjunction with specialist mobile enablement company ‘Run the Red’ the Air Force aims to open its recruitment doors in an easy and cost effective manner that appeals to potential Air Force recruits.

The Director of Air Force Recruiting, Squadron Leader Shaun Sexton says that by implementing the txt communication channel the Air Force hopes to improve engagement with the youth of today in a technologically savvy manner.

“Today’s job market is competitive and we can no longer rely on the tried and true methods of the past. The RNZAF offers fun, exciting and challenging career opportunities. We see txt recruitment as an ideal way to achieve our recruitment goals,” said Squadron Leader Sexton.

The Air Force aims to recruit more than 250 extra staff, to boost numbers to close to 3000 personnel, in the next few years.

The RNZAF txt channel launches nationwide today.


www.airforce.mil.nz or www.bringiton.co.nz

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election