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Air Force Welcomes Delivery of Last NH90 Helicopter

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:38 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has welcomed the delivery of its last NH90 helicopter at Base Ohakea. The arrival brings the total number of NH90 helicopters in the fleet to eight. More >>

NZDF Joins with Australia to Commemorate WWI Centenary

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:53 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A contingent of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will join their Australian counterparts at Australia’s first major commemoration of the First World War centenary in Albany, Western Australia this weekend. More >>

Te Atatu Man Returns from Hunting Pirates

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Te Atatu man and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Sergeant (SGT) Jack Xiong has returned home from hunting pirates in the Middle East. SGT Xiong has spent the last three months as a crew member of an RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft, which has been part ... More >>

Korean Navy to Visit Auckland

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Korean Navy to Visit Auckland Two ships of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will visit Auckland from 13 – 16 October as part of a 96-day training deployment, incorporating 12 ports in 12 different countries. The Royal New Zealand Navy will host the Training ... More >>

Kiwis And Aussies Unite Against Drug Traffickers

Monday, 6 October 2014, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the HMAS Toowomba account for and weigh 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin on the flight deck of the ship. Photo courtesy of Australian Defence Force. More >>

Air Force Pilots Get Their Wings

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Seven newly qualified Royal New Zealand Air Force pilots celebrated a milestone in their careers with the presentation of their ‘Wings’ or brevets at a graduation parade at Air Force Base Ohakea today. More >>

Wellington Conductor Returns for Home Concert

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Wellington man, Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR) Owen Clarke, will lead the Royal New Zealand Navy Band in a one off concert at Old St Paul’s at 7.00pm, Saturday 27 September. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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