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Former Katikati Man Regular Caller on Hotline to North Korea

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Former Katikati Man Regular Caller on Hotline to North Korea

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 March 2019 At least twice a day, a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving at the heavily militarised border between North and South Korea calls the North on a hotline. “We conduct phone checks with the North Korean side twice a day and I regularly pass on or […]

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NZDF Delivers Dental Treatment in Hawkes Bay

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Delivers Dental Treatment in Hawkes Bay

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has teamed up with Hawke’s Bay District Health Board to provide essential dental care to adults with significant oral health needs. From today until 22 March, a combined team of military and civilian dentists will be operating from the Cook Islands […]

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NZDF Begins Resupply Mission to Raoul Island

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Begins Resupply Mission to Raoul Island

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 Royal New Zealand Navy offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington left Auckland today for the first of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) twice-yearly resupply missions to the Kermadec Islands. During the resupply mission from today until 22 March HMNZS Wellington will transport about 20 government staff and […]

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New Navy Commander Has Strong Links to Otago

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on New Navy Commander Has Strong Links to Otago

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 Taking command of HMNZS Otago was a fitting step for new Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Ben Martin, who has a strong connection to the Otago region. Lieutenant Commander Martin, who took command of the Offshore Patrol Vessel at a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base earlier this month, […]

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Auckland Man ‘Privileged’ to be Part of NZDF Antarctic Team

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Auckland Man ‘Privileged’ to be Part of NZDF Antarctic Team

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 March 2019 On a continent reliant on aircraft for the majority of travel, Royal New Zealand Air Force refueller Corporal Tom Watson was a pretty important cog in the Antarctic machine over summer. Usually based in the Operations Squadron at Base Auckland, Corporal Watson was deployed to McMurdo Station, […]

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NZDF Makes Significant Contribution to Antarctic Scientific Programmes

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Makes Significant Contribution to Antarctic Scientific Programmes

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 February 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel from all three services have made significant contributions during a busy summer season in Antarctica. Scott Base, New Zealand’s permanent research support station on the continent, accommodates about 85 scientists and support staff, while McMurdo Station is the hub of United […]

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NZDF Officer in South Sudan Sees Hope Amid Poverty and Despair

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Officer in South Sudan Sees Hope Amid Poverty and Despair

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 February 2019 A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving in South Sudan thinks there is hope for the war-torn country despite widespread poverty and despair caused by decades of conflict in the area. South Sudan’s civil war, which erupted in 2013, has led to one of the world’s […]

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RNZAF’S New Aircraft Take Flight

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on RNZAF’S New Aircraft Take Flight

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 15 February 2019 A new aircraft will be seen flying around New Zealand, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) putting into service four Hawker Pacific King Air 350 (KA350) aircraft it is leasing to replace the Beechcraft 200s. The KA350 mark a new era in training pilots to […]

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NZDF and Police Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise in Turangi

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF and Police Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise in Turangi

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 14 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) conducted a search and rescue exercise this week with New Zealand Police as part of ongoing efforts to ensure both services operate together seamlessly during what are often life-saving situations. Police Senior Constable Barry Shepherd said that as part of the […]

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Upper Hutt Man Seeing the World With the Navy

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Upper Hutt Man Seeing the World With the Navy

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 13 February 2019 Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Warfare Officer Lieutenant Nick Braun says waking at 3am for the morning watch is usually when he questions his choices in life. That all goes away when he steps on to the bridge. “Dawn comes and you’re in formation with 10 other […]

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Air Force Band Presents Winds Over Wellington

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Air Force Band Presents Winds Over Wellington

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 February 2019 Some of the most substantial works written for symphonic bands will be presented by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Band in its latest concert, Winds Over Wellington. The concert will be in Lower Hutt Town Hall on Thursday, 14 March. RNZAF Director of Music Flight […]

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Ohakune Man to Help Tackle Tasmanian Bushfires

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Ohakune Man to Help Tackle Tasmanian Bushfires

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 February 2019 Corporal Gordon Munn, one of five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) firefighters who went this week to help tackle the Tasmanian bushfires, is confident their training has prepared them for the tough job ahead. The NZDF firefighters have joined a Fire and Emergency New Zealand team assisting […]

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NZDF Helps Survey Spread of Wilding Pines in North Island

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helps Survey Spread of Wilding Pines in North Island

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) teamed up this week with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to survey the spread of wilding pines in the North Island. Wilding pines, also called conifers, have invaded more than 1.8 million hectares of land from Northland to Southland, according […]

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NZDF Sends More Personnel to Help Control Nelson Bushfire

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Sends More Personnel to Help Control Nelson Bushfire

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent another 30 personnel today to help control the raging bushfire in Nelson, almost doubling the number already sent to provide support. Those sent today will help evacuate residents from Wakefield if that becomes necessary. Commodore Tony Millar, the Acting […]

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NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open LGBT Service

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open LGBT Service

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), named in 2014 the world’s most inclusive military, is about to begin a year celebrating Pride 25, marking 25 years since lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) personnel were welcomed to serve openly. A flyover by a Royal New Zealand Air […]

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NZDF Sends Personnel to Battle Nelson Wildfire

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Sends Personnel to Battle Nelson Wildfire

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending seven firefighters and three fire trucks to support the emergency response to the Nelson wildfire. Brigadier Jim Bliss, the Land Component Commander, said four firefighters and two fire trucks from Linton Military Camp had been deployed to Nelson this […]

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NZDF Firefighters to Help Battle Tasmanian Bushfires

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Firefighters to Help Battle Tasmanian Bushfires

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 6 February 2019 Five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) firefighters will go to Tasmania this week to help battle the bushfires that have been burning for weeks in the state’s southeast. Multiple bushfires, which started before Christmas, have been burning across Tasmania’s south and central plateau, putting communities at risk […]

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Signing Off After Lifetime of Service to the Air Force

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Signing Off After Lifetime of Service to the Air Force

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 30 January 2019 When Ian Hingston joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) in 1959, Walter Nash was the New Zealand Prime Minister, United States President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev were protagonists at the peak of the Cold War, and the Morris motor company had […]

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Accountant Discovers Benefits of the Army Reserve

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Accountant Discovers Benefits of the Army Reserve

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 29 January 2019 Rose Yeoman wanted to take herself out of her comfort zone and some New Zealand Army training in Waiouru seemed the perfect way to challenge herself over the summer. Ms Yeoman, 21, a former Sacred Heart Girls’ College student and newly graduated accountant from Taupiri, wanted to […]

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A Chaplain Ready For A Challenge

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on A Chaplain Ready For A Challenge

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 28 January 2019 Lloyd Salmon is a church minister who likes to push himself beyond his comfort zone. However, it took a lot of hard work, fitness and prayer to come through the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) officer training regime as the RNZN’s newest chaplain. Mr Salmon, 46, graduated […]

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