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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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