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Great Barrier Island Soldier To Parade 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner At Cassino Commemorations

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 9:37 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Parading the 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner at commemorations marking 80 years since the Battles of Cassino holds a lot of mana for New Zealand Army soldier Private Taedyn Edmonds-Griffiths. The 21-year-old, from Great Barrier Island, is part of a New Zealand ... More >>

Centenarian Recalls Battles Of Cassino Ahead Of 80th Anniversary Commemorations

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 9:16 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF personnel will support the New Zealand National Commemorative Service at the Cassino War Cemetery and a New Zealand Service of Remembrance at the Cassino Railway Station, next week. More >>

RNZAF Hercules, NZDF Personnel Arrive In Papua New Guinea To Help Distribute Relief Supplies

Friday, 10 May 2024, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Papua New Guinea experienced a significant earthquake on 24 March in East Sepik and there has also been recent flooding there and in surrounding provinces. More >>

Royal New Zealand Navy Team Supports Fiji To Counter Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A 10-personnel Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) contingent has completed a six-week deployment supporting the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone, which covers 1.29 million ... More >>

Into The Deep End – Karori Lifeguard Up For Challenge As Reserve Force Soldier

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Wellington-based Reserve Force soldier is now almost three years into his New Zealand Army career with 5th/7th Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. More >>

New Zealand Defence Force Supports Youth Programmes In Rarotonga

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 10:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Youth Development Unit (YDU) have returned from a rewarding deployment aimed at helping the Cook Islands Police and Prison and Probation Services support vulnerable Pasifika youth. More >>

21-gun Salutes To Mark First Anniversary Of King Charles III’s Coronation

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 9:01 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force will conduct two 21-gun salutes on Monday 6 May, to mark the first anniversary of the Coronation of their majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. More >>

Afghanistan Service Recognised In NZ Post’s Modern Veterans Stamp Series

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Those profiled in the stamp series served on overseas deployments from 1995 onwards, and all have been awarded theNew Zealand Operational Service Medal. More >>

Following Family Footsteps Into A Defence Career Through School To Seas Camp

Friday, 26 April 2024, 11:44 am | New Zealand Defence Force

With both her mum and dad coming from military backgrounds, life in the Defence Force isn’t an alien concept for Wellington student Grace Fale, but she’s now had the chance to experience first-hand what a career could be like in the Royal ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Force Teams Up With Warriors For Anzac Day League Fixture

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 11:27 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A full-capacity Go Media Stadium is set to host the largest contingent of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel commemorating Anzac Day anywhere in the world. More >>

NZDF Māori Cultural Group Helps Samoan Christchurch Woman Connect With Gallipoli

Monday, 22 April 2024, 11:52 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Ms Watkins is the first member of her family to serve in the New Zealand military, and while she doesn’t have a family connection with Gallipoli, she will lay poppies on behalf of friends and family. More >>

Working Dogs Seminar A Howling Success

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A seminar on training working dogs wrapped up at Trentham recently after hosting around 170 dog handlers from Government and non-Government organisations. <img src="" ... More >>

NZDF Working With Pacific Neighbours To Support Solomon Islands Election

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent of more than 200 personnel has been providing logistical support to Solomon Islands, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as the country geared up for today’s general election. More >>

Royal New Zealand Navy Celebrates Females In Stem Careers At School To Seas Wahine Camp

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 9:44 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Forty female students from across New Zealand are participating in a week-long School to Seas Wahine Camp at Devonport Naval Base. The aim of the camp is to get young women interested in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) based ... More >>

NZ Army Gears Up To Lend A Hand In Tonga During Exercise Tropic Twilight

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Skilled soldiers from New Zealand and overseas will soon deploy to Tonga to assist local communities with various projects and help increase their resilience to natural disasters. In preparation for Exercise Tropic Twilight, the personnel have been welcomed ... More >>

NZDF Personnel Commemorate Sinking Of HMNZS Moa In Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealanders have gathered for a moment of reflection in Solomon Islands to commemorate the Second World War sinking of HMNZS Moa in Tulagi Harbour. <img src="" width="720" height="491"> Personnel from three New Zealand ... More >>

Big Brother Becomes Youngest Course Recruit For RNZAF

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Kaliomiha Talamahina is the youngest of 61 graduates from this year’s Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) recruit course and says that youthful starting point gave him the drive to succeed. The 17-year-old will parade at RNZAF Base Woodbourne this ... More >>

NZDF And NZ Police Host All-of-government Working Dogs Seminar In Wellington

Friday, 5 April 2024, 11:16 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The training is broken down into three separate seminars covering Detection, Tracking and Puppy Development sessions, which will tailor for the wide variety of organisations and government agencies attending to maximise all-of-government benefits. More >>

NZDF Contingent Arrives In Solomon Islands For Election Support

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 11:24 am | New Zealand Defence Force

“New Zealand has always had a close relationship with Solomon Islands - most recently when the country hosted the Pacific Games last year, as well as our ongoing Solomon Islands assistance mission. More >>

NZDF Tests Space Hardware After Successful Satellite Launch

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has successfully launched an experimental satellite payload into orbit on a United States satellite, which will allow defence scientists to conduct space communications research. The “Korimako” payload was attached ... More >>





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