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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 >>

NZDF Team Win Gold And Bronze at Invictus Games

Friday, 26 October 2018, 8:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team is finishing the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 on a strong note, winning gold and bronze in the second to last day of competition. More >>

Banning Notices Issued to Trespassers of Defence Area

Friday, 26 October 2018, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Surveillance cameras have captured vehicle details from more than 100 vehicles seen trespassing within the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Kaipara Air Weapons Range in recent months. More >>

NZDF Delivers Donated Goods for Vanuatu Women

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 11:45 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered 16 boxes of donated bras collected by a Kiwi charity for Vanuatu women. More >>

NZDF completes Pacific Fisheries Patrol

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) inspected 10 vessels during recent maritime patrols in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Samoa and Tokelau. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, ... More >>

Auckland Man Helps Fly Aid to Quake-Ravaged Indonesian City

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Auckland Man Helps Fly Aid to Quake-Ravaged Indonesian City Six years ago, Max Longdill often saw military planes flying at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland as he drove past to and from Westlake Boys High School. A few days ago, he came back ... More >>

NZDF Delivers About 70 Tonnes of Aid to Indonesia

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) expects its aid deliveries to the quake-damaged Indonesian city of Palu to reach about 70 tonnes when it finishes its week-long humanitarian aid mission today. More >>

NZDF transports water purification plant to disaster zone

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has transported components of a water purification plant to the Indonesian city of Palu, to help ease the acute shortage of drinking water in areas hardest hit by last month’s earthquake and tsunami. Flight Lieutenant ... More >>

 

 

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