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Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying for Endeavour

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying 23 November 2017 The Royal New Zealand Navy’s 30 year old tanker support ship, HMNZS Endeavour is about to be retired and enters the Waitemata Harbour for her final time on Friday 1 December. More >>

Summer of Surveillance at Kaipara Bombing Range

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Regular surveillance operations will help ensure the public stays out of the closed access area that forms the Kaipara Air Weapons Range (KAWR) this summer. More >>

Charter Parade Cements Military Ties with Papakura

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:33 am | New Zealand Defence Force

With drums beating, bands playing, colours displayed and swords drawn, 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery will receive a new Charter on November 18th from the Papakura Local Board. More >>

Strong Public Support for NZDF’s Largest Military Exercise

Monday, 30 October 2017, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

About 150 volunteers took part as role-players last weekend in Exercise Southern Katipo, reflecting the strong public support for the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) largest military exercise. More >>

Auckland Navy Officer Has Special Connection to Passchendae

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy Warrant Officer Te Kani Te Wiata has a special connection to the First World War Battle of Passchendaele. More >>

NZDF Vocalist Prepares for Emotional Passchendaele Centenary

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Able Musician Rebecca Nelson has performed at a number of events marking important milestones in New Zealand’s First World War contribution, but the Passchendaele centenary commemoration will be the one that will leave the most lasting impact on ... More >>

Wellington Signaller Wins NZDF Reservist of Year Title

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 11:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Wellington Signaller Wins NZDF Reservist of Year Title New Zealand Army Signaller Caleb Butcher, of Wellington, has overcome his rivals and added naval challenges to win the New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year title. He competed against ... More >>

NZDF Estate & Infrastructure Alliance Partner Procurement

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:01 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The NZDF wishes to advise that subsequent to the initial market engagement in December 2016, and the market briefing statement issued on 1 June 2017, we have commenced the planning required to prepare for an Estate Alliance partnership model. This planning ... More >>

Wellingtonian Serving in Korea

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:31 am | New Zealand Defence Force

How do you communicate across the border to North Korea? More >>

NZDF Joining War-Fighting Exercise in Australia

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Defence Force

More than 700 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, two NH90 helicopters, a Combined Arms Task Group and HMNZS Canterbury are about to take to the sea, air and land as part of an international war-fighting exercise in Australia. Talisman ... More >>

NZDF Searches for NZ Yacht in Distress Off Fiji

Friday, 23 June 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping search for a New Zealand-owned yacht with four people on board that activated its emergency beacon at dawn approximately 425 kilometres southeast of the Fijian capital of Suva. More >>

NZDF DELIVERS 120 TONNES OF SUPPLIES IN MIDDLE EAST

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) transported 120 tonnes of supplies and about 500 military personnel supporting coalition operations in the Middle East in the past month. More >>

NZDF Fends Off Cyber-Attacks in US Exercises

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are using their skills to fend off simulated military cyber-attacks as they take part in training exercises hosted by the United States. More >>

NZDF Hunting Submarines in Joint Exercise in Japan

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Hunting Submarines in Joint Exercise in Japan The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is taking part this week in a multilateral defence exercise in Japanese water that involves detecting, tracking and conducting simulated attacks on enemy submarines. ... More >>

Air Force Aviation Medicine Unit Opened

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A new, energy-efficient Aviation Medicine Unit (AMU) at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland was officially opened today by Minister of Defence Mark Mitchell. More >>

NZDF-FIJI NAVY PATROLS SEND NON-COMPLIANT VESSELS TO PORT

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A combined team of New Zealand Defence Force and Republic of Fiji Navy personnel boarded 70 fishing vessels during fisheries patrols in western Fiji in the past week. More >>

NZDF Fine-Tunes Humanitarian Assistance Plans

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:03 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) sent a team to Niue recently to look at how it could support the Pacific Island country in the aftermath of a natural disaster. More >>

NZDF Marks the Battle of Messines Centenary in Belgium

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A hundred years since the New Zealand Division took part in the Battle of Messines, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has marked the centenary with two extraordinary services in Belgium. More >>

Youngster Proud to Join Battle of Messines Commemoration

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Navy Cadet is enjoying the highlight of his career so far, travelling to Europe with the New Zealand Defence Force to help commemorate a century-old battle fought in the First World War. More >>

Service And Sacrifice for an Army Cadet in Belgium

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An Army Cadet is gearing up for a career in the Defence Force, but first she will represent the youth of New Zealand overseas at the commemorations of a battle fought a century ago. More >>

 

 

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