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Commemorating WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle: Jutland 1916

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

On 31 May 2016 events over land and sea in New Zealand and the United Kingdom will mark the 100th anniversary of the greatest naval battle fought in World War 1. More >>

NZDF To Conduct Bomb Training At Kaipara Range

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will be dropping Mark 82 depth bombs from a P-3K2 Orion in a training exercise to qualify air and ground crews at the Kaipara Air Weapons Range onThursday 2 June. More >>

NZ Defence Force Troops Return From Iraq

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:08 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZ Defence Force Troops Return From Iraq About 70 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) soldiers deployed to help train Iraqi Security Forces returned home this evening. The returning personnel were welcomed home at RNZAF Base Ohakea by the Chief of Air ... More >>

NZDF Texans are on their way down South

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Future Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) instructors will be flying the new T-6C Texans II into Christchurch and Invercargill airports over the next week as they complete the Flying Instructor Course (FIC). More >>

NZDF Orion Completes Third Successful Rescue In Ten Days

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft today completed its third successful search in 10 days after finding a yacht headed for Fiji which was overdue by almost two weeks. More >>

Kiwi Gunners To Mark 300th Anniversary Of Royal Artillery

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:35 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Artillery will fire guns at dawn in several North Island locations and demonstrate their skills with a gun run in Palmerston North to mark 300 years since the formation of Britain’s Royal Artillery. More >>

Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:09 am | New Zealand Defence Force

21 May 2016 Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, has attended a constructive meeting of NATO Chiefs of Defence in Belgium. The meeting was a chance to engage ... More >>

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:58 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft today clocked up a second successful search and rescue mission for the Air Force in five days when it found two Kiribati fishermen who were reported ... More >>

Air Force Water Polo Team To Compete In National Tournament

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) water polo team will take on provincial sides this weekend at the New Zealand Tier Two National Tournament at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre. More >>

NZ Defence Force Orion Finds Missing Kiribati Fishermen

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:56 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft has found three Kiribati fishermen missing since the morning of 7 May adrift near Tarawa, the Pacific Islands nation’s capital and main atoll. More >>

Army Band Performs for the Queen

Friday, 13 May 2016, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

By special request of the Queen, the New Zealand Army Band has performed before her and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. The band is in London to give marching displays at the 2016 Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration ... More >>

Another Silver For NZDF At Invictus Games

Friday, 13 May 2016, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Glenn Barnes and David Sherriff faced off against the British wheelchair tennis team today earning silver for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Christchurch Local Takes Bronze At Invictus Games

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Retired Army Major Josephine Barrett made a splash today to get a bronze in the Women's 50m Breaststroke as part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Whanganui Army Sergeant Takes Bronze At The Invictus Games

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army Sergeant (SGT) Gareth Pratt swam his way to bronze in the Men's 50m Breaststroke today as part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Army Medic Wins Second Discus Medal at Invictus Games

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Army medic, Corporal (CPL) Kelly Whittle, took out bronze for discus today as part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. More >>

NZ Troops Looking Forward to Training Iraqi Soldiers

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:24 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The third rotation of around 100 New Zealand troops to the Building Partner Capacity mission in Iraq is looking forward to helping Iraqi soldiers sharpen their warfighting skills so they can recover parts of their country from the clutches of terrorist ... More >>

First Gold for NZDF at Invictus Games

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Army Private Glenn Barnes collected New Zealand’s first ever Invictus Games gold medal today when he won the one-minute row event as a member of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team at the 2016 event in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Bronze Medal in Rowing for Former Soldier at Invictus Games

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Former soldier Faamanu “Nu” Filo Leaana rowed his way into the medals tally today as part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team competing at the 2016 Invictus Games held in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Navy Woman Wins Double Silver At Invictus Games

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Amy Baynes has won silver medals in both the women's cycling time trials and the women's criterium cycling this morning at the 2016 Invictus Games, held in Orlando, Florida. More >>

Navy Commemorates the Loss of HMS PURIRI And Crew

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 11:45 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel will take part in ceremonies this Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMS PURIRI, the only New Zealand naval ship lost to enemy action in New Zealand waters. More >>

 

 

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