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Wellingtonian happy to help in NZDF's dental outreach

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Providing essential dental care to people in Hawke’s Bay with high oral health needs was the kind of experience that made New Zealand Army Lieutenant Ray Lin enlist last year. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Hawke’s Bay District Health ... More >>

Auckland man "privileged" to be part of NZDF antarctic team

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

On a continent reliant on aircraft for the majority of travel, Royal New Zealand Air Force refueller Corporal Tom Watson was a pretty important cog in the Antarctic machine over summer. Usually based in the Operations Squadron at Base Auckland, Corporal ... More >>

Upper Hutt photographer captures NZDF highlight reel

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

UPPER HUTT PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES NZDF HIGHLIGHTS REEL FROM BOTTOM OF THE WORLD More >>

Devonport Navy officer gets experience on US Icebreaker

Friday, 22 February 2019, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Lieutenant Sophie Going joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) for travel and adventure and she has found both, travelling to Antarctica recently on an American icebreaker. Lieutenant Going, 26, from Devonport, will be the navigator on the RNZN’s new ship ... More >>

Air Force Band presents Winds over Welington

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:01 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Some of the most substantial works written for symphonic bands will be presented by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Band in its latest concert, Winds Over Wellington. The concert will be in Lower Hutt Town Hall on Thursday, 14 March. RNZAF ... More >>

NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open Lgbt+ Service

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), named in 2014 the world’s most inclusive military, is about to begin a year celebrating Pride 25, marking 25 years since lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) personnel were welcomed to serve openly. A ... More >>

A Chaplain Ready for a Challenge

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Lloyd Salmon is a church minister who likes to push himself beyond his comfort zone. More >>

NZDF Transports Voting Equipment to Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered about two tonnes of voting equipment to the Solomon Islands for the South Pacific country’s national and provincial elections this year. More >>

Tauranga 101-Year-Old Kept German Battleship in Check

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Tauranga man Peter Densem, who is now 101, might not have sunk the Tirpitz, but he is proud of his four bombing missions that helped contain the German battleship in Norway. More >>

Army Reservist excels in Ironman Challenge

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Fighting fit and Wellington-based Army Reservist Lieutenant Claire Kirby’s outstanding effort in last weekend’s Taupo Ironman will enable her to take on the world in 2019. Lieutenant Kirby, who lives in Whitby, won her age group in last weekend’s ... More >>

Work to Start on Wellington Defence Site

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:33 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Work is to begin on removing three buildings, two of which are earthquake-prone, from the New Zealand Defence Force’s Buckle Street site in Wellington. More >>

First Purpose-Built Military Working Dog Facility Opens

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s first purpose-built military working dog facility was opened at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland at Whenuapai today. More >>

Navy Strongman to Represent New Zealand at World Games

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) fitness instructor and sports co-ordinator Marc Thomas’s stamina, strength and fitness will be put to the test when he competes in the Strongman World Games in the United States this weekend. More >>

Military Working Dog Handler Commended

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Military Working Dog Handler Commended by Chief of Defence Force Since arriving in New Zealand from the United Kingdom six years ago, former British Army Warrant Officer Alan Inkpen has worked tirelessly to introduce, train and maintain military ... More >>

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command Rear Admiral David Proctor became the first General List officer with a logistics background to be appointed Chief of Navy when he assumed command of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) at Devonport ... More >>

NZDF Volunteer of the Year generous with time and skills

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Volunteer of the Year Sergeant Maaka McKinney carries four pagers – he’s on call 24/7 to Coastguard Tutukaka, the Rural Fire Service, St John Ambulance, and his local fire brigade in Northland. Sergeant McKinney is ... More >>

NZDF joints multinational force protecting APEC leaders

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have arrived in Papua New Guinea to form part of a multinational force protecting world leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit this weekend. Sue Douglas, the New Zealand Senior ... More >>

Support Key to Navy Sailor of the Year Award

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Excelling as part of a team working on the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Frigate Systems Upgrade has won Leading Combat Systems Specialist Alicia Wall the RNZN Sailor of the Year 2018 award. More >>

NZDF Transports Donated School Supplies for Papua New Guinea

Monday, 5 November 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping transport about 230 kilograms of textbooks and school uniforms donated by an Auckland school for a primary school in Papua New Guinea. More >>

NZDF Helps Kiwi Fisherman in Distress

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has come to the aid of a New Zealand fisherman whose boat began taking on water while navigating rough seas in the Pacific. Group Captain Daniel Hunt, the Acting Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand ... More >>

 

 

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