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NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record An environmentally friendly robot helped achieve a waste recycling record at the Trentham Military Camp’s annual Children’s Christmas Party. 7 December 2017 The Trentham Military Camp’s annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday provided a wonderful day of festive fun, […]

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NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica Battling temperatures as low as -31C, seven aircrew and two survival training instructors from the Royal New Zealand Air Force slept two nights in the open as part of a survival training course conducted recently in Antarctica by […]

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Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, has hosted a visit to New Zealand by the United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, and Chief of Defence Force Australia, Air Chief Marshal […]

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Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note The combined maritime patrols between New Zealand and Fiji involving HMNZS Hawea have ended on a high note, with about 550 vessels boarded and 110 alleged infringements detected over the past seven months. 3 November 2017 The combined maritime […]

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Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 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 was […]

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Republic of Korea Foundation Day

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Republic of Korea Foundation Day

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Republic of Korea Foundation Day Good evening everyone. Ambassador Yeo, my Parliamentary colleague Melissa Lee, the Dean and members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the Korean community and guests: It is a great pleasure to join you this evening to celebrate the Foundation Day […]

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Mexico’s National Day

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Mexico’s National Day

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Mexico’s National Day Ambassador Traslosheros, Parliamentary colleagues, the Dean and members of the Diplomatic Corps, distinguished guests, members of Mexico’s community in New Zealand, ladies and gentlemen. While it’s an honour and a privilege for me to join you in celebrating Mexico’s National Day, can I […]

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NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell have announced that the Government has decided to bring home the group of New Zealand SAS troops in Tonga for a jungle training exercise as soon as possible. “Rather than […]

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NZDF contribution in Afghanistan increased

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZDF contribution in Afghanistan increased

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF contribution in Afghanistan increased The New Zealand Defence Force’s 10-person contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is to be increased by three personnel. “New Zealand has been contributing to Afghanistan’s stability since 2001, and we remain committed to […]

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New bill updates military justice system

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New bill updates military justice system

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New bill updates military justice system A bill that will update and better align the military justice system with the New Zealand criminal justice system was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the […]

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Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry The Government’s planned investment in Defence over the next 15 years represents a huge opportunity for New Zealand companies, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. Mr Mitchell told Defence industry representatives last night that the country needs a Defence Force […]

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Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand A Republic of Singapore Air Force flying training exercise hosted by the Royal New Zealand Air Force will take place at the Ohakea Air Force base from 30 August to 25 September, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. […]

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Defence Ministers hold annual meeting

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Defence Ministers hold annual meeting

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Defence Ministers hold annual meeting Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will travel to Sydney tomorrow to meet Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne for the annual Australia New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting. The Ministers will discuss progress across a range of shared interests, including efforts in support of […]

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Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who is conducting an official visit to New Zealand. “Japan is an increasingly important defence partner for New Zealand,” Mr Mitchell says. […]

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NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended New Zealand’s commitment to the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) in South Korea will be extended for a further two years to 31 August 2019, Defence Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The New Zealand Defence Force currently […]

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Air Force careers for women taking flight

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Air Force careers for women taking flight

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Air Force careers for women taking flight Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air Force. The School to Skies programme highlights the range […]

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New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell say the liberation of Mosul is an important […]

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Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship

By   /  July 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship New Zealanders are being invited to submit a badge design for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest and largest-ever ship, HMNZS Aotearoa. “This is a unique opportunity for all New Zealanders to play a part in […]

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Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister, was accompanied by fellow MPs Todd Muller and […]

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Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held discussions today with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, who is currently visiting New Zealand. General Pavel is NATO’s senior military officer and the principal military advisor to […]

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