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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 >>

RNZAF Transports Wheelchairs To Those In Need In Fiji

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft routinely carry special cargo and a flight to Fiji yesterday was no exception. A special consignment of 20 wheelchairs and two walkers was taken to Nadi, Fiji, by an RNZAF Boeing 757 on a scheduled flight. ... More >>

Expo To Help Military Personnel Make Move To Civilian Life

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

An expo for those who have left or are planning to leave the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be held at Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) South Campus in Manukau on Saturday, 29 February. It will focus on employment and support after ... More >>

Young Koreans and New Zealanders remember those who fought

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The special relationship between South Korea and New Zealand was marked when youths from both countries held a special wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on Aotea Quay, Wellington, yesterday. The wreath-laying was part of the Korean Vision ... More >>

Former Pukekohe Woman Helps Santa In Guam

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Pukekohe woman Nat Farrell jumped at the chance to step out of her comfort zone and take on a new role to help the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) recent Operation Christmas Drop in Guam. More >>

Six deceased recovered in Operation on Whakaari/White Island

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recovered today the bodies of six people who tragically died in Monday’s eruption on Whakaari/White Island and will support efforts to recover the bodies of two others in the hope there is resolution for those ... More >>

New Zealanders Tested In Battle Of River Plate

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

On the 80 th  anniversary of the first naval battle of the Second World War, Naval historian Michael Wynd, from the Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, reflects on the New Zealand ship that played an integral part in the battle. More >>

RNZAF Brings Christmas Cheer in Guam

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is participating for the first time in Operation Christmas Drop in Guam, packaging and delivering supplies to islands in the Western Pacific. More >>

Upper Hutt man happy to help at Camp Taji in Iraq

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Upper Hutt man Cliff Taylor joined the New Zealand Army to help people and he has just had that opportunity at an international level, with deployment to Camp Taji in Iraq mentoring soldiers to fight terrorism. Lance Corporal Taylor was a member ... More >>

North Shore Man Named NZDF Person of the Year

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) 2019 Person of the Year is Corporal Reiner Angelo, an aircraft technician from Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland in Whenuapai. More >>

Defence Force Supporting Samoan Measles Epidemic Response

Monday, 2 December 2019, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is providing logistics support to the New Zealand Government response to the Samoan measles epidemic. More >>

NZDF welcomed home from second-last Camp Taji deployment

Friday, 29 November 2019, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) last night welcomed home the second-last contingent of personnel who have been serving as part of the Building Partner Capacity Mission in Iraq. The NZDF has now deployed its 10th and final rotation of personnel to Taji ... More >>

NZDF Pacific Defence Gender Network plays key role in course

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Pacific Defence Gender Network is supporting the inaugural Gender Advisor’s Course to be held in Fiji this week. The course will reach out to members from across the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), ... More >>

More Than 1000 WWII Munitions Destroyed In Solomons Mission

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have helped collect and destroy more than 1000 unexploded Second World War-era munitions in the Solomon Islands. More >>

NZDF Sends Explosive Ordnance Disposal Experts to Solomons

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:50 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent 21 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts to help the Australian Defence Force and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force remove unexploded Second World War explosives in the Solomon Islands. More >>

NZ's Largest Navy Ship Christened in South Korea

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 11:18 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s Largest Navy Ship Christened in South Korea Four of the more important words any Chief of Navy looks forward to hearing during their tenure are “I name this ship …” because it means a new addition to a navy fleet. Yesterday in Ulsan, ... More >>

Cook Islands Inclusions to First World War Rolls of Honour

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:06 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short announced today the inclusion of six Cook Island First World War soldiers in the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls of honour. More >>

Vietnam Veterans’ Health to Be the Focus at Lower Hutt Expo

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 10:08 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A health and wellbeing expo for Vietnam veterans and their whanau living in the lower North Island will be held in Lower Hutt on Saturday, 19 October. More >>

 

 

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