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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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