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New Zealand Defence Training Team Gets Under Way In Fiji

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 11:07 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A combined training team from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Ministry of Defence will this week begin working alongside Fijian counterparts in areas ranging from basic hydrography to advanced combat first aid as part of a new training initiative ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Plugs Into Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has taken a major step towards reducing its carbon bootprint by purchasing its first electric vehicle (EV) and installing EV charging stations at Trentham Military Camp. The Hyundai Ioniq will join the fleet ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Navy Delivers Medical Supplies To Tonga

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy dive hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui will make a contactless port visit to Tonga next week to deliver medical supplies on behalf of a New Zealand charity. Manawanui, returning to New Zealand from the two-week Exercise ... More >>

NZDF Supports Pacific Partners, Agencies With PatrolsInbox

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) maritime surveillance patrols in partnership with Pacific nations and other agencies are operating well within the new normal of Covid-19 considerations. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour said ... More >>

Wellington Woman Recognised for Work in Afghanistan

Friday, 10 July 2020, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Wellington woman Penny Roy is a teacher by trade but has been recognised by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for the role she played in mentoring officers at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in 2018-19. More >>

Korean War Veterans Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of Start Of War

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:31 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The service and sacrifice of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel in the Korean War was remembered at a commemoration in Wellington yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the war. Ten Korean War veterans were joined by Prime Minister ... More >>

AERIAL PATROLS RESUME OVER NIUE AND COOK ISLANDS WATERS

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is working with the National Maritime Coordination Centre and Pacific partners to resume aerial patrols in the Pacific following concerns about illegal fishing in the region. A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 ... More >>

RNZAF Returns Seasonal Workers To Vanuatu

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has begun taking more than 1000 Vanuatu nationals home, with the first group of passengers departing Christchurch on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing 757 this morning. With no commercial flights available, ... More >>

Firefighter To Pilot With Air Force Career

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

When Flight Lieutenant Mickey Crisford was studying for a Bachelor of Arts at Auckland University, joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force wasn’t part of the plan. Fast forward almost sixteen years and the 36-year-old’s gone from fighting fires to ... More >>

Defence Force Officer Receives Distinguished Service Decoration

Monday, 1 June 2020, 11:41 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army Brigadier Michael Shapland has received a Distinguished Service Decoration in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his 35 years of service to the New Zealand Defence Force. Brigadier Shapland, who lives in Wellington, has served in ... More >>

Defence Force To Fire 21-gun Salutes In Wellington To Mark Royal Occasions

Friday, 29 May 2020, 9:20 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army personnel will fire 21-gun salutes in Wellington at midday on 1, 2 and 10 June. These will mark the Queen’s official birthday in New Zealand, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s ... More >>

NZDF Auckland Bases Embrace Water-saving Measures

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force bases in Auckland are attacking their water use as the region battles one of the worst droughts in recent history. The taps are being turned off at Devonport Naval Base, RNZAF Base Auckland at Whenuapai, Papakura Military ... More >>

NZDF Continues Aid Flights To Pacific Following Cyclone

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is continuing to take aid to Pacific countries to help relief efforts following Tropical Cyclone Harold. The category five cyclone caused extensive damage to crops and houses. Yesterday a Royal New Zealand Air Force ... More >>

RNZAF Hercules To Deliver More Aid To Vanuatu Following Cyclone

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A second Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130H Hercules flight will take more supplies tomorrow to cyclone-struck Vanuatu, including tarpaulins and other equipment to build temporary shelters. The flight to Vanuatu follows one last weekend, as well ... More >>

RNZAF Hercules To Deliver Aid To Fiji Following Cyclone

Friday, 17 April 2020, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130H Hercules aircraft will deliver tomorrow much-needed supplies to Fiji to help with relief efforts following Tropical Cyclone Harold. A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130H Hercules will deliver supplies to Fiji ... More >>

Virus Restrictions Force NZDF To Postpone International Rotations Of Personnel

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is postponing some of its routine rotations of personnel to international missions, as a result of COVID-19 border and travel restrictions around the world. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral Jim ... More >>

Defence Force Conducting Exercise In South Auckland

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 10:40 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be conducting an exercise in the South Auckland and Papakura areas on 16 and 17 April 2020. The effects and restrictions of COVID-19 have meant that much of the Defence Force training activities have been ... More >>

NZ Troops Arrive Back From Iraq As Training Mission Ends

Monday, 30 March 2020, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contribution to the successful mission to train members of the Iraqi Security Forces to combat ISIS is at an end and the first troops from the final contingent have arrived home. Since December the NZDF has had 45 personnel ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Force Ready To Assist When Needed

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

  The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is well-prepared and ready to assist the All-of-Government effort on COVID-19 when required. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour said the NZDF was committed to serving and helping ... More >>

Navy Sailor Hero in House Fire

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An elderly woman and the home of her family in Beach Haven, Auckland, were saved thanks to the fire-fighting skills and training gained by a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) sailor, Leading Combat Systems Specialist Matt Hodgkinson. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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