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More Than 1000 WWII Munitions Destroyed In Solomons Mission

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have helped collect and destroy more than 1000 unexploded Second World War-era munitions in the Solomon Islands. More >>

NZDF Sends Explosive Ordnance Disposal Experts to Solomons

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:50 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent 21 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts to help the Australian Defence Force and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force remove unexploded Second World War explosives in the Solomon Islands. More >>

NZ's Largest Navy Ship Christened in South Korea

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 11:18 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s Largest Navy Ship Christened in South Korea Four of the more important words any Chief of Navy looks forward to hearing during their tenure are “I name this ship …” because it means a new addition to a navy fleet. Yesterday in Ulsan, ... More >>

Cook Islands Inclusions to First World War Rolls of Honour

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:06 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short announced today the inclusion of six Cook Island First World War soldiers in the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls of honour. More >>

Vietnam Veterans’ Health to Be the Focus at Lower Hutt Expo

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 10:08 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A health and wellbeing expo for Vietnam veterans and their whanau living in the lower North Island will be held in Lower Hutt on Saturday, 19 October. More >>

School Project in East Timor Brings Veterans Together

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:24 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand, Australian and Timorese military veterans are working together to bring educational opportunities to East Timorese youth in the town of Same. More >>

NZDF Attends Commemorations in East Timor

Friday, 20 September 2019, 6:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Attends Commemorations to Mark International Mission in East Timor A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent participated today in the 20th anniversary commemorations of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) mission in Dili. The commemoration ... More >>

High seas fishery patrol completed

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:24 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A multi-national, interagency, high seas fisheries patrol in support of the sustainable management of Pacific tuna fisheries has recently concluded with high levels of compliance found. More >>

Army driver from Porirua keen to test skills at World Cup

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

It’s not just the All Blacks who are playing in a rugby world cup this month. New Zealand Army driver Corporal Robert Brocklehurst is in Japan with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team to play in the International Defence Rugby Competition ... More >>

Vietnam Veterans’ Health Focus at Lower Hutt Expo

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A health and wellbeing expo for Vietnam veterans and their whanau living in the lower North Island will be held in Lower Hutt on 19 October. More >>

NZDF Hosts Multi-National Military Exercise

Friday, 30 August 2019, 11:47 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has hosted a multi-national exercise in Auckland this week to strengthen and improve humanitarian assistance operations in the South West Pacific. More >>

RNZAF Orion Finds Last Crew Member

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

RNZAF Orion Finds Last Crew Member of Fire-Damaged Chinese Fishing Vessel A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion has located the last crew member reported overboard from the Jin Xiang 6, a Chinese fishing vessel damaged by fire. The Orion located ... More >>

RNZAF Orion finds fire-damaged chinese fishing vessel

Friday, 16 August 2019, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion on a fisheries patrol about 400 nautical miles west of Tuvalu has located a Chinese fishing vessel damaged by fire. The Orion dropped communications equipment, fresh water and lighting to the crew of the Jin ... More >>

First Pacific Island forum for Navy Personnel held

Friday, 9 August 2019, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The inaugural forum for Pacific Island personnel serving in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) was held at Devonport Naval Base today. More than 80 people, comprising past and current Pacific Island serving personnel, civilian staff, managers and RNZN ... More >>

RNZAF Band Trumpeter to Play in Annual Wellington Concert

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Accomplished Wellington trumpeter Toby Pringle can’t wait to play in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band’s annual Air Force in Concert in Wellington one last time next month, before venturing overseas to study. More >>

Annual Air Force in Concert Set to Be a Crowd Pleaser

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band (RNZAF) is promising to deliver something special for this year’s Air Force in Concert performance in Wellington. More >>

Trentham Man Recognised for Work in NZDF Dog Programme

Monday, 22 July 2019, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Trentham man Alan Inkpen has been recognised by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for his outstanding contribution to the NZDF’s Explosive Detection Dog programme. More >>

Tandem jumps inspire new career in Air Force

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

After the adrenalin rush of a tandem parachute jump with his Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) colleagues, Corporal Thorne Davidse was inspired to change trades and teach parachute jumping. More >>

Auckland Man Takes Command of Navy Ship HMNZS Hawea

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Sitting in assembly at Auckland Grammar School, Year 13 prefect Ethan Moser heard an announcement for a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Open Day. “A day off school sounded good, so I went along,” he said. “I was hooked from there.” Eight years ... More >>

NZ Army Hosts Conference for International Militaries

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:34 am | New Zealand Defence Force

More than 50 senior non-commissioned officers from militaries in the Asia-Pacific Region gathered this week in Auckland for a conference hosted by the New Zealand Army. More >>

 

 

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