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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 >>

RNZAF Band Springs Into Action With ‘The Air Force In Concert’

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band is preparing to bring one of the first major arts events in the capital since August’s COVID-19 outbreak to The Opera House stage in Wellington. “The Air Force in Concert”, its biggest event of the year, ... More >>

NZDF Boosts Wellington Drive-through Vaccination Effort

Friday, 3 September 2021, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Ten New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) medical personnel have been putting their training into action at the Sky Stadium drive-through vaccination centre this week as part of Op Protect. With an aim to vaccinate 1,000 Wellington residents per day, staff ... More >>

Navy Personnel And Accommodation Facility Test Negative

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

All personnel connected with the Royal New Zealand Navy accommodation facility at Narrow Neck in Devonport have tested negative for COVID-19 following a positive waste water test last week. The negative tests on the 64 personnel were confirmed today. ... More >>

First "Lead Teams" Leadership Programme In Tonga Next Week

Friday, 20 August 2021, 10:27 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Six members of Tonga’s His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) have spent time in New Zealand taking part in a six-week Pacific Leadership Development Programme workshop that will help them deliver the HMAF’s first Lead Teams Leadership course in Tonga ... More >>

NZ Army Helps Ōtaki Students And Ambassador Mark End Of Korean War

Friday, 30 July 2021, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The anniversary of the end of the Korean War has again been marked in a small lower North Island town with the help of school children and the New Zealand Army’s 16th Field Regiment this week. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/b7235c215cbda58b2b78.jpeg" ... More >>

Flying Dream Achieved With Late Change In Career Flight Path

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Richard Haynes is living proof you can be established on a civilian career path and make a late change of course to take flight with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Born in Birmingham, England, Richard had thought about joining the Royal ... More >>

First Delivery Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines To Tokelau Complete

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The first leg of a 5000 nautical mile trip to transport Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to one of the most remote places in the world is complete, with HMNZS Wellington successfully delivering the vaccine consignment to the Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu ... More >>

NZDF Medical Officer Joins Australian Response To Fiji Covid Surge

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10:32 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) medical doctor has deployed to Fiji to join an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) providing support to health authorities following a surge in cases of COVID-19 in Fiji. The Government recently announced ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Air Force Band To Perform In Wellington

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will present their first public Wellington concert of 2021 at 2pm on Sunday 16 May, at Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre. Dances and Arias will see the band performing music from France, Scotland, Russia ... More >>

Navy Retrieves Drifting Pacific Tsunami Buoy

Friday, 26 March 2021, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

This week, in favourable sea conditions and 250 nautical miles southeast of Tonga, the crew of HMNZS Aotearoa retrieved a Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) buoy that had been drifting since it broke its mooring in December. The buoy ... More >>

Essential Tasks On The Raoul Radar For HMNZS Canterbury

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury has left for Raoul Island with MetService and GNS Science staff aboard to carry out essential tasks, including maintenance of critical weather and tsunami warning systems. Maritime Component Commander Commodore ... More >>

Survey Flights Over Fiji Completed After Tropical Cyclone Yasa

Monday, 21 December 2020, 9:37 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has successfully completed two survey flights of Fiji and remains ready to respond to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa. The Category 5 Tropical Cyclone, which has now been downgraded to a tropical low, ... More >>

Orion-inspired West Auckland Mum Reaches For Skies

Friday, 11 December 2020, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

ORION-INSPIRED WEST AUCKLAND MUM REACHES FOR SKIES A nearly 30-year dream to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has come true for Auckland mother-of-four April Sherman. She has just graduated from the 14-week recruit training course at ... More >>

Kiribati Fisherman Found 140 Nautical Miles West Of Tarawa

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 6:17 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Fishing vessel directed to the area of missing Kiribati fishermen Air crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion have found four fishermen who had been reported missing while fishing to the north of Tarawa, Kiribati. The Rescue Coordination Centre ... More >>

Truck Parts And PPE Delivered As RNZAF Returns To Tonga

Friday, 4 December 2020, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

NZ Army Unimog truck parts for the Kingdom of Tonga’s military and PPE, including medical gowns, have been delivered to the island nation today. A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules delivered the freight in a contactless logistics stop, with ... More >>

NZDF Delivers Power Equipment, Water Tanks To Tokelau Atolls

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury with 236 Navy, Army and Air Force personnel on board, with Seasprite and NH90 helicopters embarked. Tokelauans will have more drinking water on tap and are on the way towards greater use of renewable energy ... More >>

NZDF Training Team Leaves Fiji With Military Ties In Good Heart

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force training team is leaving Fiji this week having provided local troops with practical instruction in a range of areas from life-saving first aid to hydrographic surveying techniques. The team leaves the Pacific nation saying ... More >>

Navy Mates, Family Inspire RNZN Sailor Of The Year

Friday, 20 November 2020, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An Australian-born Samoan with a head for the complex world of logistics and a heart for his family has been named the Royal New Zealand Navy Sailor of the Year. Leading Logistics Supply Specialist (LLSS) Peter Siulai, 27, from New Lynn in Auckland, is ... More >>

RNZAF Orion Crew Find Two Missing Kiribati Boats

Friday, 6 November 2020, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Aircrew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion has found two boats after they went missing near Kiribati, with one boat 120 nautical miles from land. The two boats, which had been reported as missing separately, were found in quick ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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