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Armed Forces Keen to Be Part of Local Communities

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealanders who serve their country in uniform are making a valuable contribution to local communities, New Zealand’s top military officer has reminded community leaders. More >>

NZDF Career Turns Dream to Reality for Matamata Man

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:25 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Petty Officer Diver (PODR) Shaun Heaslip, from Matamata, is living out a childhood dream: diving in warm Hawaiian waters - as part of the world’s largest international maritime exercise. More >>

NZDF-Led Projects Boost Drought Resilience

Monday, 25 July 2016, 9:32 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF-Led Projects Boost Drought Resilience of Tongan Communities Community projects undertaken by a multi-national task group led by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are expected to reduce the vulnerability of remote communities to the impact of drought, ... More >>

NZDF Air Transport Team a Workhorse in the Middle East

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) air transport team sent to support coalition operations in the Middle East has completed the equivalent of three months’ worth of flying in just six weeks. More >>

NZ Defence Force Tests Amphibious Capability

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:10 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The NZDF Amphibious Task Force conducts the first iteration of Exercise Joint Waka in the Canterbury area earlier this year. More >>

NZDF Personnel Lead Outreach Activities in Tongan Schools

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

About 40 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel currently leading a multi-national task group undertaking humanitarian projects in Tonga have led outreach activities at schools in one of the main islands in the Ha’apai island group. More >>

Testing NZDF Combat Capability at Rimpac

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Ships and aircraft of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have joined forces to hunt down an “enemy” submarine and attack it with torpedoes. More >>

NZDF’s Joint Pacific Fisheries Patrols Continue Success

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Fisheries patrols conducted by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Pacific Islands countries have continued their run of success, with 34 commercial fishing vessels boarded and 36 breaches ... More >>

Top US Commander Visits NZDF Dive Team

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s Littoral Warfare Unit (LWU) has just hosted the Commander of the US Third Fleet, Vice Admiral (VADM) Nora Tyson, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii. More >>

One of Wellington’s Own In Bastille Day Military Parade

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Warrant Office Class One (WO1) Brett Te Wheoro of 5/7 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, can truly be called one of Wellington’s own when he marches with the 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and Hawke’s Bay Battalion ... More >>

NZDF To The Rescue When Flour Runs Out

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recently tasked a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft on a scheduled flight to the Pacific to deliver over a tonne of flour to Niue in response to a flour shortage in the South Pacific island nation. More >>

New Plymouth Man Continues Family Tradition in France

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Captain William Brewer of New Plymouth will be marching in one of the world’s oldest and largest military parades when the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) takes part in the Bastille Day French parade on 14 July. More >>

NZDF Leads Multi-National Humanitarian Activity In Tonga

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

left to right, Flying Officer Chloe Lowndes (Royal Australian Air Force), Specialist Hustin Trusso (United States Army), Sapper Jared Humphries (New Zealand Army) and Cadet Lui Jian Bang (China’s People’s Liberation Army) form part of a multi-national ... More >>

Future Afghan Army Leaders Complete NZDF-Supported Training

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

About 320 Afghan officer cadets have just completed a 12-month training programme that New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) mentors helped provide at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Kabul. More >>

NZDF’s Pacific Patrols Get Off to a Flying Start

Monday, 4 July 2016, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Fisheries patrols conducted by the Royal New Zealand Navy offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago in support of south-west Pacific countries are off to a flying start, with 26 commercial fishing vessels boarded recently in Fiji and Tuvalu. More >>

Training Flight Turns Into The Real Thing

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The final training exercise for students on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) course turned real as their aircraft was diverted to join the search for a missing boat with eleven people, including children, on board this week. More >>

Chief of Defence Force to Visit Fiji

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, is in Fiji today and tomorrow holding a counterpart visit with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. More >>

NZDF Personnel Join Humanitarian Visit To Timor-Leste

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Nine New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel took part in a number of community engagements during a recent two-week humanitarian visit to Timor-Leste as part of the annual Pacific Partnership. More >>

NZ Defence Force to March in Bastille Day Parade in France

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will march in the French Bastille Day military parade in Paris on 14 July. More >>

Number of Deployed NZDF Personnel Hits Record High

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:06 am | New Zealand Defence Force

About 1100 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, or 12 per cent of our military’s Regular Force, are deployed either on operations or exercises overseas over the next seven weeks, helping provide security in the world and ensuring New Zealand is ready ... More >>

 

 

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