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Auckland Man Takes Command of Navy Ship HMNZS Hawea

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Sitting in assembly at Auckland Grammar School, Year 13 prefect Ethan Moser heard an announcement for a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Open Day. “A day off school sounded good, so I went along,” he said. “I was hooked from there.” Eight years ... More >>

NZ Army Hosts Conference for International Militaries

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:34 am | New Zealand Defence Force

More than 50 senior non-commissioned officers from militaries in the Asia-Pacific Region gathered this week in Auckland for a conference hosted by the New Zealand Army. More >>

School to Skies alumni take flight with air force

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:19 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Two years after taking part in the inaugural School to Skies programme in 2017, Pilot Officer Ali McKain and Aircraftman Maddie Scott recently marched out together in a combined graduation parade at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Woodbourne. ... More >>

Wellingtonian Supports NZDF Mission in Iraq

Friday, 5 July 2019, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Long-time Wellington resident Major Scott McIntyre has had to adjust quickly to scorching temperatures in his latest posting, Iraq, where 50 degrees Celsius is common during the day and the intense heat eases only slightly in the evenings. More >>

Royal New Zealand Navy Band Plays for King of Tonga

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band played and marched in Nuku’alofa today to mark the King of Tonga’s 60th birthday. More >>

Former Auckland nurse supports coalition troops in Iraq

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

As one of several military nurses supporting coalition troops in Iraq’s Camp Taji, New Zealand Army Captain Gemma Stone enjoys the challenges of working as part of a multi-national team. Captain Stone works with three other New Zealand Defence Force ... More >>

Porirua Man Takes Command at RNZAF Base Auckland

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Porirua man Group Captain Andy Scott is the new Commander at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland at Whenuapai. More >>

Crash Course to Prepare for Henley Regatta Rowing Race

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

North Shore man Ricky Daniel-Nield has had a crash course in rowing since being named in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) squad to contest the King’s Cup in England. More >>

First Tongan Warrant Officer for Royal New Zealand Navy

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Warrant Officer Seaman Combat Specialist Mark Latu is the Royal New Zealand Navy’s first Tongan Warrant Officer The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) first Tongan Warrant Officer wants to show his community what is possible and is doing that by returning ... More >>

NZDF Delivers Donated Equipment to Fiji And Samoa

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 10:42 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Delivers Donated Equipment to Fiji And Samoa The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered a tonne of donated gym and hospital equipment to Fiji and Samoa. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air ... More >>

Geospatial Intelligence Crucial for Disaster Relief

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The importance of geospatial intelligence in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work has been underlined at a course at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. More >>

Air Force Helicopters Training Over Wellington

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force would like to advise that the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will be conducting a routine training exercise with the New Zealand Police on the evening of Thursday, 20 June. More >>

Wellington Woman Making History – Again

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Navy Lieutenant Commander Juliet MacLean is making history for a second time, as part of the New Zealand Defence Force rowing squad to compete for the King’s Cup. More >>

NZDF Joins Multi-National Fisheries Patrol

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has taken part in a multi-national fisheries patrol that covered an area 22 times the size of New Zealand. More >>

NZDF helps search for Norwegian sailor in pacific

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 10:19 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping search for a Norwegian sailor who activated his distress beacon about 2800 kilometres east-northeast of New Zealand this morning. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Acting Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, ... More >>

Vietnam Veteran gets boost at health expo

Friday, 31 May 2019, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

For Auckland-based Vietnam veteran Joe Henry, one of the features of the recent health and wellbeing expo in Manukau was the way the old soldiers were able to help each other. More than 300 Vietnam veterans and their family members attended the health ... More >>

Christchurch Woman Supports NZDF’s Dental Outreach in Samoa

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:03 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Providing dental treatment in Southwest Pacific countries is part of the dream job that Lieutenant Amanda Rowe envisioned she would be doing when she enlisted in the New Zealand Army two years ago. More >>

Military Funeral for Air Marshal (RTD) Carey Adamson

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal (Retired) Carey Adamson, CNZM, AFC will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2pm on Monday, 27 May. More >>

Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 (Māori) Battalion Banner

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 (Māori) Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino New Zealand Army Lieutenant Zarra Houpapa’s grandfather was on her mind as she proudly carried the 28 (Māori) Battalion banner at commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of ... More >>

Air Force Band Helps Musician Live His Dream

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Air Force Band drummer Corporal Jeremy Richardson is in Italy marking the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Cassino. More >>

 

 

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