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Medal Owner Found through Social Media

Monday, 26 September 2016, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

It took a conscientious former sailor only hours on social media to reunite an Afghanistan veteran with his stolen medals. More >>

NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Friday, 23 September 2016, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>

NZDF Helicopter Finds Missing Yacht in East Cape

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has helped find a 22-foot yacht that had been reported missing in the East Cape since Monday. More >>

Historic Military Charter Parade for Dannevirke

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

With drums beating, flags flying, bands playing, bayonets fixed and swords drawn, the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment will conduct a Charter Parade for the first time in Dannevirke. More >>

NZDF Helping Keep Solomon Islands Safe

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Military personnel from New Zealand and Canada have recovered 50 unexploded World War II-vintage munitions, including a 250-pound bomb, as part of an operation to make communities in the Solomon Islands safe. More >>

NZDF Maritime Helicopters Get Ultimate Test

Monday, 19 September 2016, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Seasprite helicopters and their crews are in the midst of a hectic two weeks, flying in challenging terrain during Exercise Bluebird. More >>

Dawn Service At The NZ Battlefield Memorial Longueval - CDF

Saturday, 17 September 2016, 1:34 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Many New Zealand families will tell you that when their men returned they never talked about the Battle of the Somme. They could not find the words to speak of the unspeakable. More >>

NZDF’s New Helicopter Nails First Operational Mission

Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters flew about seven tonnes of food supplies, general equipment and a light utility vehicle from offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago to Raoul Island in underslung loads. More >>

Battle of Britain to Be Marked in Wellington

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be commemorated in New Zealand today, with a wreath-laying service in Wellington. More >>

South-East Asian Training for New Zealand Army

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:21 am | New Zealand Defence Force

One hundred and twenty New Zealand Defence Force personnel are heading to Malaysia to take part in vital training in a tropical environment. More >>

Auckland Cadet Honouring Family at Somme

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Auckland Sea Cadet Warrant Officer (WO) Max Lichtenstein will pay tribute to two great great uncles who fought on the Western Front 100 years ago during his stay in France with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Battle of the Somme centenary ... More >>

Intensive Health Training For NZDF Iraq Medical Personnel

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:01 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Newly designed health training is preparing New Zealand Defence Force medical personnel for their deployment to Iraq by testing their ability to treat battlefield injuries. The nine-week programme includes a two-week stint at Wellington Hospital’s Emergency ... More >>

Finding Family at the Somme

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 11:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Able Steward (ASTD) Aleshia MacGregor, from Gisborne, found her great great uncle’s name among 72,000 listed on the Thiepval Memorial in France. More >>

NZDF’S New Seasprite Helicopter Off to Kermadecs

Monday, 12 September 2016, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters will help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands on its first operational mission ... More >>

Reserve Soldier Representing NZDF at Somme Centenary

Friday, 9 September 2016, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army Reserve Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Dave Warren has left his day job as a fishery officer for a few weeks to escort the colour of 3/6 Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR) at the Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations ... More >>

NZDF To Help Destroy Unexploded Munitions in Solomon Islands

Friday, 2 September 2016, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be helping the Solomon Islands dispose of the deadly threat posed by unexploded World War II-era munitions. More >>

CDF Announces Somme Centenary Details in France

Friday, 2 September 2016, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s Memorial to the Missing at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery lists the names of 1,205 New Zealand soldiers with no known grave. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force. More >>

NZ Soldiers in Iraq Maintain High Training Tempo

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 11:31 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) trainers deployed to Iraq are maintaining a high operational tempo as local forces continue their counter-offensive against the terrorist organisation Daesh. More >>

Final Preparations for Somme Centenary in France

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent travelling to France to commemorate New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme will gather at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea near Palmerston North. Media are invited to attend ... More >>

NZDF Hosting Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is hosting a visit by the Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Rear Admiral (RADM) Viliame Naupoto over the next few days. More >>

 

 

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