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North Otago Town Commemorates Hospital Ship that Supported Anzac Troops in First World War

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on North Otago Town Commemorates Hospital Ship that Supported Anzac Troops in First World War

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 November 2018 A memorial plaque recognising the significant role of Her Majesty’s Hospital Ship (HMHS) Maheno supporting Anzac troops during the First World War was unveiled this morning at the North Otago town of Maheno, as centenary of the Armistice was marked. The small rural town’s residents turned out […]

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New Zealand Army Gunners to Fire 100-Gun Salute for Armistice

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Army Gunners to Fire 100-Gun Salute for Armistice

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 9 November 2018 Gunners from 16th Field Regiment of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery will play a key role in commemorating the centenary of the signing of the Armistice, signalling the end of the First World War. The Regiment from Linton Military Camp will conduct a 100-gun salute […]

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HMNZS Te Mana Returns From Asia-Pacific Engagement

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on HMNZS Te Mana Returns From Asia-Pacific Engagement

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 9 November 2018 Families and friends crammed the wharf at Devonport Naval Base this morning to welcome back the 176 crew members of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Mana, who returned from a five-month engagement across the Asia-Pacific region. Te Mana and its crew left in […]

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Air Force Tests Capability with Bomb Drops on Weapons Range

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Air Force Tests Capability with Bomb Drops on Weapons Range

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 9 November 2018 For the past week a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft has been dropping bombs on the remote Kaipara Air Weapons Range, in an exercise designed to ensure RNZAF personnel remain proficient in anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.  During the training 14 bombs, each weighing 500 pounds, […]

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Navy Vocalist to Sing National Anthem Before All Blacks Test at Twickenham

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Navy Vocalist to Sing National Anthem Before All Blacks Test at Twickenham

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 November 2018 Acclaimed Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) vocalist Rebecca Nelson will mark another milestone in her career when she sings the New Zealand National Anthem in front of a full house of more than 80,000 spectators before the rugby test between the All Blacks and England at Twickenham […]

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NZDF to Publish Annually Operation Respect Progress

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Publish Annually Operation Respect Progress

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 November 2018 Results of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) programme to tackle inappropriate and harmful sexual behaviours will be published annually, the Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short has told Parliament. Speaking today to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, Air Marshal Short reiterated the […]

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RNZAF Aircraftman Following in Footsteps of Forebears

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on RNZAF Aircraftman Following in Footsteps of Forebears

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 5 November 2018 Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Leading Aircraftman Ellie Mullin was following in her great-uncles’ footsteps when she was in France for the final New Zealand First World War overseas commemoration. Leading Aircraftman Mullin was a member of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent conducting the […]

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New Zealand Marks Centenary of Liberation of Le Quesnoy in France

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Marks Centenary of Liberation of Le Quesnoy in France

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 5 November 2018 The sun was shining in northern France as 1300 French people and New Zealanders joined to mark the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy on Sunday. The official party included New Zealand Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne, Secretary of State attached to […]

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Rare US Navy Award to Anzac Frigate

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Rare US Navy Award to Anzac Frigate

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 3 November 2018 A rare award was made by the United States Navy to the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac frigate HMNZS Te Kaha at the Devonport Naval Base yesterday. The award recognised the support provided by the ship’s company to the US Navy for a week in June/July last […]

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NZDF Helps Kiwi Fisherman in Distress

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helps Kiwi Fisherman in Distress

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 3 November 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has come to the aid of a New Zealand fisherman whose boat began taking on water while navigating rough seas in the Pacific. Group Captain Daniel Hunt, the Acting Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion […]

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Carrying the Colour at Le Quesnoy Centenary

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Carrying the Colour at Le Quesnoy Centenary

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 2 November 2018 Palmerston North man Captain Heki Tauli will be front and centre of New Zealand’s final overseas commemoration of the First World War in November. Captain Tauli will be carrying the Regimental Colour of 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and Hawke’s Bay Battalion at the liberation of […]

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Spririt of Invictus Games Outweighs Trans Tasman Rivalry

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Spririt of Invictus Games Outweighs Trans Tasman Rivalry

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 October 2018 The Australian wheelchair rugby team put aside trans-Tasman rivalry to give New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team member George Nepata a moment he’ll never forget when they met at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Mr Nepata, who was left a tetraplegic when he was dropped from a […]

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Spirit of Invictus Games Outweighs Trans-Tasman Rivalry

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Spirit of Invictus Games Outweighs Trans-Tasman Rivalry

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 October 2018 The Australian wheelchair rugby team put aside trans-Tasman rivalry to give New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team member George Nepata a moment he’ll never forget when they met at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Mr Nepata, who was left a tetraplegic when he was dropped from a […]

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Army Emergency Responders Compete on World Stage

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Army Emergency Responders Compete on World Stage

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 October 2018 Four New Zealand Army emergency responders are in Sacramento competing in the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat World Challenge XXVII as part of the New Zealand team, after strong performances in New Zealand regional and national competitions. All four emergency responders are part of 2nd Royal New Zealand […]

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NZDF Delivers Donated Goods for Vanuatu Women

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF Delivers Donated Goods for Vanuatu Women

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 October 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered 16 boxes of donated bras collected by a Kiwi charity for Vanuatu women. Lieutenant Commander Lorna Gray, the Commanding Officer of offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago, said the ship delivered the donated goods last weekend as part of its […]

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NZDF Completes Pacific Fisheries Patrol

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF Completes Pacific Fisheries Patrol

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 23 October 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) inspected 10 vessels during recent maritime patrols in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Samoa and Tokelau. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the patrols were conducted to support New […]

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Christchurch Man Flies Aid to Quake Ravaged Indonesian City

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Man Flies Aid to Quake Ravaged Indonesian City

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 October 2018 For aircraft captain Flight Lieutenant Dave Natapu, being able to help babies and young children escape the quake-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu with their parents was the most rewarding part of being deployed as part of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) recent humanitarian aid mission. “I […]

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Invictus Games Open Pathway Back to Defence Force Fold

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Invictus Games Open Pathway Back to Defence Force Fold

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 16 October 2018 Canterbury man Grant Philip is rapt to be back in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) fold, nearly 30 years after a freak accident robbed him of his planned career – and the use of his limbs. Mr Philip is part of the NZDF Invictus Games team […]

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Family, Invictus Games Makes Life Good for Tetraplegic Team Member

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Family, Invictus Games Makes Life Good for Tetraplegic Team Member

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 16 October 2018 Suffering a terrible spinal injury that left him a tetraplegic aged just 22 has led Taupo man George Nepata to some pretty challenging times but, right now, “life is good”. That’s mainly thanks to his family, and also to being part of the New Zealand Defence Force […]

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Taranaki Woman Supports NZDFs Humanitarian Aid Mission in Indonesia

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Taranaki Woman Supports NZDFs Humanitarian Aid Mission in Indonesia

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 15 October 2018 Logistics Specialist Corporal Laura Kjestrup found the hustle and bustle of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) humanitarian aid mission in Indonesia a far cry from the quiet farm life she knew while growing up in Wairarapa and Taranaki. “I’m a classic farm girl,” she said. “I […]

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