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NZDF to use Drones to Patrol Kaipara Weapons Range

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to use Drones to Patrol Kaipara Weapons Range

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to use Drones to Patrol Kaipara Weapons Range NZDF protection patrols will use drones to help identify unauthorised people and vehicles within the Kaipara Air Weapons Range. 18 October 2017 Drone technology will be used by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to […]

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Defence Force Buying Two New Weapons

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Defence Force Buying Two New Weapons

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Defence Force Buying Two New Weapons The New Zealand Defence Force is buying two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle. 18 October 2017 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is entering an agreement […]

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NZDF Finds Missing Kiribati Fishermen

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Finds Missing Kiribati Fishermen

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Finds Missing Kiribati Fishermen The New Zealand Defence Force has found three Kiribati fishermen who have been missing for four days in the Pacific Ocean. 18 October 2017 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found three Kiribati fishermen who have been missing […]

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Air Force Pilot Delivers Aid in Dream Start

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Air Force Pilot Delivers Aid in Dream Start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Air Force Pilot Delivers Aid in Dream Start Five days after receiving his qualification to fly the C-130 Hercules aircraft in late September, Flying Officer Tristan Nysse was assigned to help deliver 12 tonnes of supplies to Vanuatu as part of his first mission […]

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Foreign Contingents Arrive for NZDF-Led Military Exercise

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Foreign Contingents Arrive for NZDF-Led Military Exercise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Foreign Contingents Arrive for NZDF-Led Military Exercise Troops from Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea board a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-1130 Hercules on their way to New Zealand to take part in Exercise Southern Katipo. 17 October 2017 The foreign military contingents […]

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NZDF Searches for Missing Kiribati Fishermen

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Searches for Missing Kiribati Fishermen

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Searches for Missing Kiribati Fishermen The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a search and rescue operation for three Kiribati fishermen who have been missing in the Pacific Ocean for more than three days.

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Iraqi Troops Now Helping Train Their Own

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Iraqi Troops Now Helping Train Their Own

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Iraqi Troops Now Helping Train Their Own  Iraqi troops trained by a combined New Zealand-Australian task group are helping deliver training in precision shooting, marking a significant step in the Iraqi Army’s efforts to develop a self-sustaining force. 16 October 2017 Iraqi troops trained […]

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NZDF – Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF – Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF – Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise SGT Wayne Taylor, RNZIR 13 October 2017 The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that the member of the Special Operations Force who died this morning during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise […]

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Moving Commemorations Mark New Zealand’s Worst Military Disaster

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Moving Commemorations Mark New Zealand’s Worst Military Disaster

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Moving Commemorations Mark New Zealand’s Worst Military Disaster 13 October 2017 In a marked contrast to the weather 100 years ago, the New Zealand National Service commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele was held in brilliant sunshine in front of more than […]

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Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise 13 October 2017 The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that a member of the Special Operations Force has died during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise off the Coromandel Peninsula this morning. The next of kin have […]

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Drummer Can’t Wait to be Part of Air Force Band Concert

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Drummer Can’t Wait to be Part of Air Force Band Concert

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Drummer Can’t Wait to be Part of Air Force Band Concert Royal New Zealand Air Force Band drummer Jeremy Richardson says The Air Force In Concert provides a great opportunity for the band members to showcase their skills. 12 October 2017 Hutt-based drummer Jeremy […]

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Wellington Musician Looking Forward to Challenge of Air Force Band Concert

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Wellington Musician Looking Forward to Challenge of Air Force Band Concert

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington Musician Looking Forward to Challenge of Air Force Band Concert Royal New Zealand Air Force Band member Byron Newton says The Air Force In Concert will have a bit of everything. 11 October 2017 Byron Newton is looking forward to the challenge of […]

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New Zealand’s Darkest Day at Passchendaele Still Felt Strongly by Manawatu Family

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s Darkest Day at Passchendaele Still Felt Strongly by Manawatu Family

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand’s Darkest Day at Passchendaele Still Felt Strongly by Manawatu Family Bringing aroha from Aotearoa to a grave in Belgium, Warrant Officer Class 1 Hone Dalton, his brother-in-law Ben Reedy, sister Denise Dalton-Reedy and brother Ben Dalton. 11 October 2017 When the call […]

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Auckland Navy Officer has Special Connection to Passchendaele

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Auckland Navy Officer has Special Connection to Passchendaele

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland Navy Officer has Special Connection to Passchendaele Warrant Officer Te Kani Te Wiata is leading the Māori Cultural Group performing at New Zealand commemorations for the Battle of Passchendaele centenary in Belgium. 11 October 2017 Royal New Zealand Navy Warrant Officer Te Kani […]

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Music Director Delivers Personal Performance to Those Lost at Passchendaele

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Music Director Delivers Personal Performance to Those Lost at Passchendaele

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Music Director Delivers Personal Performance to Those Lost at Passchendaele  Major Graham Hickman is Director of Music of the NZDF band performing in Belgium for Passchendaele centenary commemorations. 10 October 2017 When Major Graham Hickman, DSD, performs at the Battle of Passchendaele commemorative service […]

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NZDF Vocalist Prepares for Emotional Commemoration at Passchendaele Centenary

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Vocalist Prepares for Emotional Commemoration at Passchendaele Centenary

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Vocalist Prepares for Emotional Commemoration at Passchendaele Centenary Able Musician Rebecca Nelson at the grave of her great, great-uncle Private Tom Nelson, who was killed in action in January 1918. New Zealand Army Band bugler Lance Corporal Raynor Martin played the Last Post […]

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Hawke’s Bay Woman Discovers Family Connections at Passchendaele

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Hawke’s Bay Woman Discovers Family Connections at Passchendaele

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Hawke’s Bay Woman Discovers Family Connections at Passchendaele Being selected as one of the 14 Youth Ambassadors travelling with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent to the Battle of Passchendaele centenary commemorations is one of the highlights of Keeley Grevatt’s life.

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Passchendaele Music Takes on New Meaning for Soldier

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Passchendaele Music Takes on New Meaning for Soldier

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Passchendaele Music Takes on New Meaning for Soldier Lance Corporal Raynor Martin and Leading Aircraftman Jacob Randall played music together as teenagers and are now performing together at the Passchendaele centenary commemorations in Belgium. 9 October 2017 When Lance Corporal Raynor Martin plays the […]

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Chief of Defence Force to Attend Passchendaele Ceremony

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Chief of Defence Force to Attend Passchendaele Ceremony

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Chief of Defence Force to Attend Passchendaele Ceremony 7 October 2017 The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, has left New Zealand to attend the Passchendaele Centenary commemoration in Belgium and visit counterparts in Denmark and Italy. Lieutenant General Keating said Passchendaele […]

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New Zealand Soldier Hopes to Return WWI German Wallet

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Soldier Hopes to Return WWI German Wallet

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Soldier Hopes to Return WWI German Wallet The wallet that German officer H Held gave to Private Ray Cullen during the liberation of Le Quesnoy in 1918. 7 October 2017       It’s just an empty wallet, but for Private Hayden Cullen, of Cambridge, […]

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