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Kaitaia Soldier Revelling in Middle East Role

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

One of the reasons Ari Busby joined the New Zealand Army was to travel and he has got his wish, working with a multinational contingent in the Sinai Peninsula. More >>

Navy Celebrates Five New Commanding Officers

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

There will be five changes of command, including two women commanding officers, in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in May and June. More >>

Fifth Rotation of NZDF Troops Heads to Iraq

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. The NZDF’s Senior National Officer in Taji, Iraq, said the 106-member team was under no illusions about the task ahead. More >>

Navy Celebrates Five New Commanding Officers

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

There will be five changes of command, including two women commanding officers, in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in May and June. More >>

NZ Sailors at Sharp End of Multi-Million Dollar Drug Bust

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Defence Force

19 May 2017 New Zealand Sailors at Sharp End of Multi-Million Dollar Drug Bust Two Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) sailors were at the sharp end of last week’s multi-million dollar heroin bust in the Indian Ocean, transporting the team that boarded the drug ... More >>

First World War Chalice Returns to Belgium Battlefield

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The chalice of First World War chaplain Father James Joseph McMenamin will be handed over to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone […]. More >>

Chief of Defence Force to Attend EU Meeting

Friday, 12 May 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, leaves this weekend for a visit to Europe that will include participation in a meeting of European Union (EU) Chiefs of Defence and a call on his Irish counterpart. More >>

NZDF Helps Seize $400m of Heroin in Indian Ocean

Friday, 12 May 2017, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has played a key role in another successful drug bust in the Indian Ocean, bringing the total amount of illegal drugs it has helped seize to about $400 million in two weeks. More >>

NZDF Receives Awards for Search and Rescue Missions

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:25 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has been recognised for saving the lives of five people in two search and rescue missions carried out last year. More >>

Air Force Band Marks 80th Birthday

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Eight decades after its first tour of duty, the Air Force Band is winging its way back home to Wellington for its 80th anniversary celebrations. More >>

NZDF Helps Train More Iraqi Troops for Offensive

Friday, 28 April 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A combined New Zealand and Australian task group will be training about 2000 Iraqi Security Forces in the next fortnight as the Iraqi military continue the campaign to expel Daesh from their country. More >>

NZDF Finds Missing Tongan Fisherman Safe But Sunburned

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 8:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found the Tongan fisherman missing since last weekend safe but sunburned, adrift in an inflatable life raft off the island of Eua. More >>

NZDF Searches for Tongan Fisherman in Distress

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft to search for a Tongan fisherman whose boat suffered engine failure while fishing off the main island of Tongatapu on Saturday. More >>

Remembrance for Navy Chaplain on Western Front

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Chaplain Pete Olds has officiated in Anzac Day services in China, Timor and New Caledonia and New Zealand, and now he has added France and Belgium to the list. More >>

‘Always Take the Weather with You’ – an Anzac Garden in Iraq

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

In the heart of Iraq, surrounded by concrete and dust, one New Zealand Army soldier is protecting his Anzac counterparts and nurturing a garden he has made. More >>

Further Investigations into Helicopter Engine Issue

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:26 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Following the emergency landing of a Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter near Blenheim on Sunday, the RNZAF has been working hard to understand the technical issues involved. More >>

HMNZS Te Kaha Plays Key Role in Southeast Asia Exercise

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Kaha and its Commanding Officer will play a leading role in a three-week warfighting exercise held by the world’s second-oldest military partnership. More >>

NZDF Engineers Hard at Work in Hot And Cold

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

From the extreme cold of Antarctica to the heat of Sinai Peninsula, New Zealand Defence Force engineers are proving their ability to excel in any conditions. More >>

NZDF Helps Yachtie in Distress

Friday, 14 April 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found the yachtsman who activated his emergency beacon yesterday afternoon about 1600 kilometres east of the Chatham Islands. More >>

NZDF Searches for Yacht in Distress

Friday, 14 April 2017, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping search for a yacht that activated its emergency beacon yesterday afternoon about 1600 kilometres east of the Chatham Islands. More >>

 

 

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