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Deployed Personnel Will Be Dipping into a Kiwi Christmas

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who will be deployed overseas on Christmas Day can expect a bit of Kiwi cheer thanks to RSA Christmas parcels being packed today. Volunteers from local RSAs and children from Mount Cook School in Wellington joined ... More >>

Six Medals in the Bag for NZDF Team at Invictus Games

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

After four days of competition in nine competitive sports disciplines, the Invictus Games in London have finished with the New Zealand Defence Force team taking home medals from track and field, road cycling and powerlifting events. More >>

Lower Hutt Man Keeps Watch in New Caledonia

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

From Hawaii to Antarctica, the Hutt Valley’s Lieutenant (LT) Payton Kaiwai has been keeping watch in our Navy’s fleet for the past three years. LT Kaiwai is currently in New Caledonia for Exercise Croix Du Sud, a joint amphibious exercise which aims ... More >>

Auckland Man Fuelling Fast Jets in Darwin

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Pumping up to 600,000 litres of fuel a day is business as usual for Auckland man, Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Mitchell Taylor, who is part of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Aviation Refuelling team fuelling fast jets at Exercise Pitch Black ... More >>

Wellingtonian Continues Anzac Tradition in Queensland

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:47 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Becoming a soldier was Private (PTE) Jordan Aldridge’s childhood dream come true but he never thought that it would entail dealing with a pack of dingoes, lizards and spiders. More >>

Hutt Valley Man Continues Anzac Tradition in Queensland

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:04 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Gregory Sanford says taking part in a warfighting exercise led by the Australians is good preparation for future joint operations. More >>

Military Funeral for Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, RNZAF (Rtd) will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2.30pm on Friday 1 August. A military funeral with full honours is reserved for those who have attained ... More >>

100-Gun Salute to Commemorate Beginning of WW1

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), with WW100, New Zealand’s First World War centenary programme, will commemorate the beginning of the First World War for New Zealand next Monday, 4 August. More >>

‘Father of the Air Force’ Passes Away

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt as Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, the man regarded by generations of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) personnel as the “Father of the Air Force”, passed away in Lower Hutt ... More >>

NZ Troops Hone Their Skills in Queensland

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Around 260 New Zealand troops are on a 25-day Australian-led warfighting exercise in Townsville, Northern Queensland. More >>

First World War Drama Premieres at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy Museum will host the premiere season of Geoff Allen’s Sister Anzac from 23 July – 2 August (admission charges apply) as part of the Museum’s First World War centenary programme. More >>

Lessons of Anzac Day Crash Stay with Defence Force

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court today to a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its people were not exposed to the hazard ... More >>

Stokes Valley Man Feels the Heat in Hawaii

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Stokes Valley’s Lance Corporal (LCPL) Helmut Modlik is a member of the light infantry platoon from Linton-based 1st Royal NZ Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR) participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, the world’s largest maritime military ... More >>

NZDF Colour Party to March in Bastille Day Parade

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Three Army personnel will represent the New Zealand Defence Force in France at this year’s Bastille Day parade in Paris. More >>

HMNZS Canterbury Berths in Hawaii for RIMPAC

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy’s amphibious sealift ship HMNZS CANTERBURY this morning berthed in Hawaii, ready to join forces with ships, aircraft and personnel from around the world. More >>

State of the Art Archives Facility Opened at Trentham

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating opened the newly refurbished New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Archives and Medals Office building at Trentham Military Camp yesterday. In order to comply with the Public Records Act 2005 requirements ... More >>

New Air Terminal Opened at Ohakea

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) passengers arriving or departing from Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea will now do so in comfort and with greater efficiency via a new 5,800 square metre terminal opened at Base Ohakea today by the ... More >>

Former Hutt Valley Local in RNZAF Exercisice

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Hutt Valley local, Aircraftman (AC) Janice Bond is ‘coming home’ for an Air Force flying training activity based out of Trentham Military Camp 19 – 25 June 2014. More >>

Royal Gun Salute to Mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Personnel of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery will mark the 93rd birthday of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, with a 21-gun salute at midday on Tuesday 10 June at Point Jerningham in Wellington. Point Jerningham is ... More >>

Fox Glacier’s Air Force Flier

Monday, 9 June 2014, 10:36 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Fox Glacier man and now Auckland local, Corporal (CPL) Nick Johnston has had a successful six months of competitive running in Air Force colours, winning both the Riverhead Rampage trail half-marathon and the Cape Brett Challenge trail ... More >>

 

 

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