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New Zealand Defence Force Ready For Anzac Day 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Friday 25 April marks the 99th anniversary of the ANZAC Cove landings in the First World War, and the New Zealand Defence Force will be present at over 270 commemorative events across New Zealand, and around the globe. Highlights include: The 41 strong ... More >>

NZDF-Supported Anzac Day Commemorations in France, Belgium

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be increasing its support for official and locally-run Anzac Day commemorations in France and Belgium this year with a 10 person contingent, including a Māori cultural element, from New Zealand as well ... More >>

Swept Away by the Sea

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Blair Milligan, 18, is one of the newest graduates from the Royal New Zealand Navy, celebrating the completion of the naval Basic Common Training Course (BCT) today in front of his proud family. More >>

TFESC National Employer of the Year Awards Announced

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

TFESC National Employer of the Year Awards Announced The Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) Employer of the Year awards were announced last night at a formal ceremony held at Parliament. More >>

Kiwi Aircrew at Work Over the Cold Waters of Scotland

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An RNZAF P-3K2 Orion and crew from No. 5 Squadron are now in Scotland, taking part in a major multi-national exercise. Some of the Kiwi crew on this exercise were involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Squadron Leader Marcus ... More >>

NZDF Has New Vice-Chief

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:57 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Kevin Short has taken up the position of Vice-Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). AVM Short, previously Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) in 1976. More >>

Navy Medic Named NZ Defence Force Person of the Year

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

The courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity shown by Chief Petty Officer Medic (CPOMEDIC) Andrew Findlay-Clarke, of Whangarei, earned him the title of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Person of the Year 2013. More >>

Kiwis Fly – in Navy Helicopter

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Navy helicopter provided vital assistance to the Department of Conservation, flying nine kiwi from the Coromandel Peninsula to Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf yesterday. More >>

Invercargill Man in Search for Missing Flight MH370

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Force operational pilot Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Dave Smith is one of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion crew searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean. Born and raised in Invercargill, ... More >>

A Change in Command

Monday, 31 March 2014, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Today Major General (MAJGEN) Tim Gall became the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand. At a change of command parade held at Trentham MAJGEN Gall was promoted to his new rank and took command of Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (HQ JFNZ). More >>

Changes at the top

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 10:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Changes at the top Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, Air Commodore Mike Yardley and Brigadier Tim Gall will be taking on new senior roles in the New Zealand Defence Force. Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Short moves to Vice Chief of Defence Force and Brigadier Tim Gall ... More >>

Naval Base Throws Open the Doors

Monday, 24 March 2014, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

This weekend offers the opportunity to experience the life of a sailor in the Royal New Zealand Navy, as the Devonport Naval Base hosts its first open day since 2010. Five ships will be open to the public for tours, with HMNZS MANAWANUI anchored off ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Proud to Be Ranked First in Diversity Study

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Netherlands think tank the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has ranked New Zealand number one for their integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members in armed forces ( http://www.hcss.nl/news/lgbt-military-index/873/ ... More >>

Air Force Hercules Exercise Over The Manawatu And Rangitikei

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

18 February 2014 The Royal New Zealand Air Force's (RNZAF) No. 40 Squadron will conduct tactical airlift and airdrop training over the period 17-24 February 2014 based out of RNZAF Base Ohakea. The two C-130H Hercules aircraft and 42 personnel ... More >>

Defence Force to Celebrate Art Deco!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:08 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy’s patrol vessel HMNZS HAWEA, three Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft, the Napier-based Army Reserve unit and the Band of the Royal New Zealand Navy, are coming together to help Napier celebrate its Art Deco heritage 19-23 February. More >>

NZDF Building on Good Progress in Gender Equity

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A new report on military women in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found that while New Zealand compares well with other forces, continued improvement is needed in the way the Defence Force attracts and retains the people it needs to succeed ... More >>

Major Honour for NZ Defence Chief Lieutenant Gen. Rhys Jones

Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 10:45 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Lieutenant General (LT GEN) Rhys Jones has been awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in this year’s New Years Honours. More >>

Defence Personnel Named in New Year’s Honours - Citations

Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 10:39 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Two New Zealand Defence Force personnel will be among those named in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for distinguished service. More >>

Sword of Honour Graduate Bound For Chile

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Sword of Honour recipient Sanjay Prakash will leave on a naval exchange to Chile early next year armed with enough Spanish phrases “to get by”. Minister of Defence Hon Jonathan Coleman presented the Sword of Honour to Sub Lieutenant (SLT) Prakash ... More >>

Gallipoli 2015 Tour Offers

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Over the last two weeks a travel company has been promoting tours to Gallipoli and the Anzac Day commemorations in 2015. They were guaranteeing places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations regardless of whether their clients had entered the official ... More >>

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