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Battle for Cassino Railway Station Remembered

By   /  May 21, 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 Battle for Cassino Railway Station Remembered

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 May 2019 Rotorua man Robert Gillies stands at the railway station in the small Italian town of Cassino and remembers. As the last remaining member of 28 (Māori) Battalion B Company, the 94-year-old remembers the comradeship, the loss and the fear of 75 years ago during the Battles of […]

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Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino

By   /  May 21, 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 Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 May 2019 New Zealand Army Lieutenant Zarra Houpapa’s grandfather was on her mind as she proudly carried the 28 (Māori) Battalion banner at commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Cassino this week. Lieutenant Houpapa’s grandfather, Tako Henare Houpapa, lied about his age to get into the […]

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Palmerston North Man Leads NZDF at Cassino Commemoration

By   /  May 21, 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 Palmerston North Man Leads NZDF at Cassino Commemoration

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 May 2019 Palmerston North man Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Childs struggles to put into words just how honoured he was to lead the New Zealand Defence Force contingent at the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Cassino. Lieutenant Colonel Childs led the contingent this week in commemorative services at the Cassino […]

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NZDF Transports Donated Goods to Fiji

By   /  May 21, 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 Transports Donated Goods to Fiji

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has transported 1.5 tonnes of donated clothes, toys, books and other goods destined for remote communities in Fiji. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 aircraft on a scheduled flight to […]

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Veterans-Grandson-Led-Cultural-Group-At-Cassino

By   /  May 21, 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 Veterans-Grandson-Led-Cultural-Group-At-Cassino

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17th May 2019 Bay of Plenty man Tama Andrew’s grandfather named him, cherished him and taught him Te Reo Māori – but he never shared his experiences as a soldier during the Second World War. In fact, Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew, a New Zealand Army Master Driver, said he […]

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Air Force Band Helps Musician Live His Dream

By   /  May 17, 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 Helps Musician Live His Dream

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 16 May 2019 Lower Hutt-born Corporal Jeremy Richardson is living the musician’s dream, seeing the world with New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) musicians, as well as playing gigs in bars nationwide. Corporal Richardson is a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Band, which tours a different part […]

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Strong Community Response to NZDFs Dental Mission in Samoa

By   /  May 17, 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 Strong Community Response to NZDFs Dental Mission in Samoa

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 15 May 2019 A 13-member dental team from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has been seeing a constant stream of patients since they started providing treatment in Samoa late last week. The NZDF is conducting Exercise Tropic Twilight from 8-22 May, in collaboration with Samoa’s Ministry of Health, to […]

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NZDF Chaplain Pays Respects to Fallen Counterpart

By   /  May 17, 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 Chaplain Pays Respects to Fallen Counterpart

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 15 May 2019 Alan Charles Keith Harper lies in a grave in the Cassino War Cemetery, his headstone no different to the other 463 New Zealand headstones here. What sets him apart is that he was the only serving New Zealand chaplain to be killed in action in the Second […]

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Bulls Man Happy to Help in NZDF’s Mission to Solomon Islands

By   /  May 17, 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 Bulls Man Happy to Help in NZDF’s Mission to Solomon Islands

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 13 May 2019 Flight Lieutenant Gareth Evans says his career proves that it’s never too late to chase your dreams. A pilot from the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s No.3 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Evans worked as an aircraft technician for 12 years before deciding finally to chase his childhood dream. […]

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NZDF to Provide Dental Care in Samoa

By   /  May 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 to Provide Dental Care in Samoa

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent a 13-member contingent to provide dental care in Samoa over the next two weeks. Major Philip Worthington, who is leading the NZDF contingent, said the programme, run in collaboration with Samoa’s Ministry of Health, would be held from 8-22 […]

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Prime Minister ‘Sponsors’ New Navy Ship

By   /  May 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 Prime Minister ‘Sponsors’ New Navy Ship

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 May 2019 When the Royal New Zealand Navy’s new diving support and hydrographic survey vessel is formally commissioned early next month, it will be Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who will be announcing, “I name this ship Manawanui”. A bottle of wine will be broken on the bow and the […]

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NZDF Supports Wilding Pine Survey in South Island

By   /  May 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 Supports Wilding Pine Survey in South Island

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 8 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has teamed up with Biosecurity New Zealand and Environment Canterbury to assess the extent of wilding pine infestations across about 400,000 hectares of central South Island high country. Government agencies including Biosecurity New Zealand, which is part of the Ministry for […]

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NZDF Continues Search for Missing Kiribati Fishing Vessels

By   /  May 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 Continues Search for Missing Kiribati Fishing Vessels

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will continue searching for two vessels in Kiribati that had been overdue from separate fishing trips since last week. Air Component Commander Air Commodore Tim Walshe said a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft sent from Auckland yesterday would […]

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Tauranga Woman Supports NZDF’s Mission in Solomon Islands

By   /  May 1, 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 Tauranga Woman Supports NZDF’s Mission in Solomon Islands

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 1 May 2019 Leading Aircraftman Phoebe Van Der Plas has achieved more than she thought possible when she joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) five years ago. “I have opportunities to travel and a job that offers diverse challenges,” said Leading Aircraftman Van Der Plas, who was part […]

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NZDF Support Mission in Solomon Islands a Success

By   /  May 1, 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 Support Mission in Solomon Islands a Success

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 1 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) transported about 400 officials and 10.5 tonnes of voting material during its recent support mission in Solomon Islands. Working as part of a Combined Task Group led by the Australian Defence Force, 55 NZDF personnel and two Royal New Zealand Air […]

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NZDF Supports British Army’s Counter-Poaching Operation

By   /  April 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 NZDF Supports British Army’s Counter-Poaching Operation

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 30 April 2019 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are working alongside their British counterparts to counter the multi-billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Africa. Special Operations Component Commander Colonel Rian McKinstry said two soldiers – one from New Zealand’s Special Operations Forces (NZSOF) and one from 1st Battalion, Royal New […]

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Navy’s Largest Ever Ship Launches in South Korea

By   /  April 29, 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 Navy’s Largest Ever Ship Launches in South Korea

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 26 April 2019 Nautical tradition says that a ship is not a ship until it touches the sea for the first time. At a launch ceremony this week, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) first purpose-built ship in 10 years, Aotearoa, finally found herself in her natural environment only eight […]

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New Zealand Marks Anzac Day at Chunuk Bair Gallipoli

By   /  April 27, 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 Zealand Marks Anzac Day at Chunuk Bair Gallipoli

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 26 April 2019 New Zealand and Australia commemorated Anzac Day with three services in the Anzac sector of the Gallipoli peninsula – a joint Dawn Service followed by the Australian service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair. The Official Party, led by the Right […]

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Chief of Defence Force Pays Tribute on Anzac Day

By   /  April 27, 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 Chief of Defence Force Pays Tribute on Anzac Day

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 April 2019 Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short has paid tribute to those who have lost their lives serving in military conflicts and acknowledged the sacrifices New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel make today in the service of their country. “Anzac Day is a special and solemn […]

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NZDF Leads First Pacific Women’s Advisory Network Seminar

By   /  April 27, 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 Leads First Pacific Women’s Advisory Network Seminar

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 April 2019 Members of Pacific military forces have banded together for the first Pacific Military Women’s Advisory Network seminar. Members of the Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Australia, and New Zealand a military and police forces attended the seminar, which was organised by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) […]

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