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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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The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your industry. I […]

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New IPCA chairperson appointed

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New IPCA chairperson appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New IPCA chairperson appointed District Court Judge Colin Doherty has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. Judge Doherty will succeed Judge Sir David Carruthers, who is standing down after five years in the role. […]

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Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your […]

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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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Regulations for real estate agents updated

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Regulations for real estate agents updated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Regulations for real estate agents updated Regulations governing the education and training of real estate agents have been updated to reflect new qualifications. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes to the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulations followed a review of real estate qualifications […]

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Law changed to support grocery stores

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Law changed to support grocery stores

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Law changed to support grocery stores Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes were made because […]

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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 app to measure success of wildings control

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New app to measure success of wildings control

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New app to measure success of wildings control For the first time, authorities fighting the spread of wilding conifers will have a complete picture of infestations throughout the country, says Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell. “Land Information New Zealand has developed the Wilding Conifer […]

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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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Improvements to land transfer system

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Improvements to land transfer system

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Improvements to land transfer system New legislation just passed in Parliament ensures New Zealand’s land transfer system will continue to be modern and world-leading, says Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell. “The Land Transfer Bill reflects the fact that the majority of property transactions are now […]

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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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