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RNZAF Crew Finds Survivors On Two Boats Missing Near Kiribati

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion have found two missing boats within 10 nautical miles of each other, dropping survival kits with water and locator beacons to those on board. Both vessels had been reported missing from Kiribati. On Sunday, ... More >>

NZ Army Engineers Help Rebuild Fijian School Buildings

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:47 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army Engineers are in Fiji working on the rebuild of Lekutu Secondary School with a multinational Combat Engineering Team led by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The school buildings were damaged during Cyclone Yasa in 2020, and alongside ... More >>

Air Force Heritage Flight Spitfire Coming To The Lower North Island

Monday, 9 May 2022, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The skies between Ohakea, Masterton, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast will reverberate to the sound of New Zealand’s military aviation heritage on Saturday 14 May, as the Air Force Heritage Flight (AFHF) conducts flypasts in celebration of 80 years ... More >>

Helping Others Top Priority For Auckland Air Force Medic

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 11:16 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A desire to help was the main driver for Victoria Lu to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). She has just graduated the 14-week recruit training at RNZAF Base Woodbourne and will now head to Burnham Military Camp, near Christchurch, to complete ... More >>

RNZAF Helps Devonport Woman Keep Flying Career Alive

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 6:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Covid-19 ended a lot of careers in the aviation industry, but Devonport’s Maya Tewhata-Low will still be airborne thanks to a fledgling career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Aircraftman Tewhata-Low, 23, had been working as cabin ... More >>

Air Force Marks 85 Years Of Service To New Zealand

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:55 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, celebrates its 85th birthday today. On 1 April 1937 the Air Force Act took effect, formally recognising air power as a critical element of the country’s security. In the years since then, ... More >>

Change Of Command For Devonport Naval Base

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A ceremony has taken place today to mark the Change of Command of the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2203/af7daa20589115ca2b91.jpeg" width="720" height="480"> Deputy Chief of Navy, Commodore ... More >>

NZ Navy Ships To Return From Tonga After Roles In Relief Efforts

Friday, 11 February 2022, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will bring home HMNZ Ships Canterbury and Wellington which have been in Tonga assisting with relief efforts following last month’s undersea eruption and tsunami. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour, ... More >>

NZDF Support To Tonga Continues To Deliver

Monday, 31 January 2022, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has provided Tongan communities with more than half a million litres of fresh water and continues to transport much-needed aid to Tonga with a fourth Hercules flight scheduled tomorrow. The NZDF has deployed ships, ... More >>

NZDF Update From Tonga

Friday, 28 January 2022, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is continuing to support relief efforts in Tonga following the undersea eruption and tsunami earlier this month. From surveying harbour entrances and supplying fresh drinking water, to delivering supplies by air and refuelling ... More >>

NZDF’s Support To Tonga Response Ramps Up

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Aotearoa has berthed today at the Nuku’alofa port following successful wharf and harbour inspections conducted by Navy divers and hydrographers on board HMNZS Wellington. Hydrographers were immediately deployed ... More >>

Wellington Sailor Continues Family Naval Tradition

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

It was almost inevitable that Shannon Williams was going to join the Royal New Zealand Navy. With a father, two cousins, an uncle and two grandfathers who have all served or are currently serving in the Navy, following in family footsteps was an obvious ... More >>

NZDF Personnel Deploy To Solomon Islands As Part Of Inter-agency Stability Mission

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An advance party of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel left today on a C-130 Hercules from Ohakea bound for the Solomon Islands to assist with maintaining stability and security. The New Zealand Government yesterday announced NZDF and New Zealand ... More >>

RNZAF Hercules Transports PPE, Medical Supplies In Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and personnel to transport PPE and medical supplies to provinces in Papua New Guinea. The stores were being held in warehouses in Port Moresby but ... More >>

New Zealand And Fiji Navies Collaborate In Border Patrol Operation

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 10:28 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Wellington has rendezvoused with Republic of Fiji Navy Ship (RFNS) Savenaca to carry out coordinated patrols as part of the South Pacific maritime border patrol Operation Calypso. The two ships were also able to conduct ... More >>

Managed Isolation Stalwart Named NZDF Reservist Of The Year

Monday, 29 November 2021, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Blair Siegel has been in Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities (MIQFs) for nearly 80 weeks and has no plans to leave anytime soon. The Auckland-based Reservist Army officer has been managing MIQFs since June 2020, making him one of the most ... More >>

NZDF Ship, Aircraft Help Ensure Pacific Fishing Rules Are Followed

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Wellington and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion aircraft have identified several vessels of interest during a maritime resource border protection operation currently underway in the Pacific. The patrols are being ... More >>

NZDF Personnel Among New Zealand Assistance To PNG COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 11:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will provide health planning and logistics support as part of a New Zealand team assisting Papua New Guinea with its COVID-19 response. The three NZDF personnel are part of a New Zealand medical and logistics ... More >>

‘Wellness’ Supporter Named Defence Volunteer Of The Year

Friday, 12 November 2021, 11:28 am | New Zealand Defence Force

An Auckland naval reservist who developed a charity dedicated to the trauma of first responders has been chosen as the New Zealand Defence Force Volunteer of the Year. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/03dc6638f2ebd3e74380.jpeg" ... More >>

NZDF Investigates Alleged Auckland Border Breach

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Investigations are currently underway into a report of an alleged border breach by an Auckland-based Royal New Zealand Navy junior sailor last weekend. The junior sailor, who is fully vaccinated, travelled to attend the funeral of a close family ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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