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Royal New Zealand Navy To Trial Uncrewed, Renewable-powered Vessel

Monday, 4 December 2023, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will soon take delivery of a 6.8-metre renewable-powered Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to trial on a short-term lease. USVs offer potential to undertake a wide variety of roles for the New Zealand Government. These could ... More >>

Kāpiti Student Following In Family’s Footsteps Is Named Cadet Of The Year

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

It’s been a steady rise through the ranks for 17-year-old Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Pyper-Alex Adams, who has been named the New Zealand Defence Force’s Cadet of the Year. <img src="" ... More >>

HMNZS Manawanui Provides Tropical Cyclone Assistance To Fiji

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:04 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Manawanui has resumed its planned programme in the South-West Pacific, after delivering food and other relief supplies across Fiji following Tropical Cyclone Mal. The specialist dive and hydrographic vessel was near ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Force On Display At Wings Over Wairarapa

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

You’ll find the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in the sky and on the ground at this year’s Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival, to be held at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton this weekend. <img src="" ... More >>

Petone Man Among Kiwi War Heroes Honoured By Dutch Village

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A small village in the Netherlands has honoured five airmen of the Second World War, including two New Zealanders who lost their lives when their bomber was attacked on only its second operational flight. <img src="" ... More >>

NZDF Contingent To Support Solomon Islands During Pacific Games

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 9:54 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A group of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, with two Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 helicopters, has arrived in Honiara to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), as the country prepares to host the Pacific Games. ... More >>

RNZAF Poseidon Finds Suspect Fishing Boats In Vast Pacific Ocean Search

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The latest deployment of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-8A Poseidon to a multinational fisheries operation has identified 74 fishing vessels in a vast search area. Of the 74, three were identified as being of interest for potential breaches ... More >>

Auckland Forum Makes It Easier For Veterans To Access Support

Monday, 6 November 2023, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A one-stop-shop of services for veterans is coming back to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland this month. Veterans' Affairs is putting the call out for serving and former New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to join them on Wednesday 29 November for ... More >>

RNZN Ship’s Crew To Undertake Historic Survey And Submerged Wwii Bomb Disposal In Pacific Islands Mission

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:53 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Dive and hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui has arrived in Niue, the first stop in a seven-week deployment to the south-west Pacific. Operation Calypso will involve the 70-strong Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) crew carrying out maritime security patrols, ... More >>

Trans-tasman Commute No Barrier For Engineer Thriving In Reserve Force Career

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Corporal Toby Hutton learned the basics of soldiering on the parade ground but has since gained a raft of leadership skills and stays enlisted in the New Zealand Army despite now living in Sydney. The 35-year-old combat engineer joined the Reserve ... More >>

RNZAF Poseidon Crew Find Fijian Fishers Missing For Nine Days

Friday, 13 October 2023, 7:17 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-8A Poseidon crew has found three Fijian fishers nine days after they were reported missing aboard their 8.5-metre wooden fishing boat. The fishers, aboard the Lewa , left Lautoka planning to go fishing at Nanuya ... More >>

Reserve Force Gives Biomedical Engineer Contrasting Taste Of Combat Engineering

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 11:36 am | New Zealand Defence Force

In her day job, Auckland’s 2nd Lieutenant Lily Feng uses her biomedical engineering training to sell respiratory devices to help with people’s breathing. In her New Zealand Army Reserve Force job, 2nd Lieutenant Feng initially spent five years as ... More >>

NZ Army Trains Alongside Fiji In Jungle Highlands During Exercise Cartwheel

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 10:43 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The mountains and tropical valleys of Fiji’s Nausori Highlands provided the ideal grounds for jungle warfare and weapons training during Exercise Cartwheel 23. <img src="" ... More >>

New Zealand Women Take The Lead In Oldest UN Peacekeeping Mission

Monday, 25 September 2023, 10:07 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Working alongside personnel from around the world as part of the United Nations’ longest-running peacekeeping mission, has been a rewarding challenge for two New Zealand women. The United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) is now in ... More >>

First Cook Islands Coastwatchers Plaque Unveiled In New Zealand

Monday, 18 September 2023, 11:21 am | New Zealand Defence Force

In an important milestone for the legacy of the Second World War coastwatchers, a plaque for radio operator Pu Banaba has been unveiled at O’Neill’s Point Cemetery on Auckland’s North Shore. It is the first Cook Islands coastwatchers plaque to ... More >>

NZDF Personnel Plant Mangroves, Grow Connections In Disaster Preparation Exercise

Friday, 1 September 2023, 11:27 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are joining the US Navy ship USS Pearl Harbor, as eight nations combine for an exercise aimed at preparing Indo-Pacific countries’ responses to a large-scale disaster. <img src="" ... More >>

RNZAF’s new poseidon cuts teeth in pacific fisheries mission

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newest aircraft has been involved in a significant multinational fisheries surveillance operation for the Pacific’s Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). Operation Island Chief was a 12-day operation covering ... More >>

New Zealand Sends Aid To Autonomous Region Of Bougainville After Eruption

Friday, 11 August 2023, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130 Hercules has gone to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, carrying aid supplies following a volcanic eruption which has affected more than 8000 people, the New Zealand Defence Force and Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

Talisman Sabre Hones NZDF’s Readiness For Combat

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 11:39 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand troops have proved their worth in working alongside a dozen other militaries during a large-scale combat exercise in Australia. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Around 300 New Zealand Defence ... More >>

Returning To Germany For Invictus Games Provides Closure For Air Force Veteran

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 10:43 am | New Zealand Defence Force

When Whenuapai man Mike Cotton heads to Düsseldorf, Germany, in September to represent New Zealand at the Invictus Games, he hopes to close a traumatic chapter associated with the same country more than 30 years ago. <img src="" ... More >>





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