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Serving in War-Torn South Sudan a Privilege Despite Risks, NZDF Officer Says

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Serving in War-Torn South Sudan a Privilege Despite Risks, NZDF Officer Says

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 July 2018 A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving as a United Nations peacekeeper in South Sudan has to navigate the threats from ethnic violence, as well as dirt roads that turn into muddy rivers during the rainy season. Major Stephen Challies is a Military Liaison Officer for […]

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Masterton Naval Officer Commands International Fleet

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Masterton Naval Officer Commands International Fleet

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 July 2018 When he’s not a career naval officer, Captain Blair Gerritsen would describe himself as an enthusiastic mid-handicap golfer and part-time farmer in Masterton. However, this month duty calls as he takes command of a naval Task Group larger than the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) fleet. Captain […]

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New Vice Chief of Defence Force Named

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on New Vice Chief of Defence Force Named

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 9 July 2018 The Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short, announced today that the new Vice Chief of Defence Force will be Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies. Air Vice-Marshal Davies, currently the Chief of Air Force, will take up his new role in September.  Air Marshal Short said Air […]

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NZDF Supports Avalanche Risk Survey in Nelson National Park

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Supports Avalanche Risk Survey in Nelson National Park

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 6 July 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Department of Conservation (DOC) joined forces recently to survey potential avalanche risks and remove about two tonnes of discarded wooden tracks in Nelson Lakes National Park. Air Commodore Andrew Clark, the Air Component Commander, said the NZDF provided logistic expertise […]

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Manawanui Dive Ship Legacy Continues in Ecological Role

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Manawanui Dive Ship Legacy Continues in Ecological Role

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 5 July 2018 As the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) dive tender, HMNZS Manawanui was instrumental in clearing the southern Pacific waters of unexploded ordnance left over from the Second World War. Now the decommissioned vessel will carry on a similar environmental mission, with ships sunk in battles during that […]

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NZDF Begins Repatriation Mission in Malaysia

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Begins Repatriation Mission in Malaysia

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 3 July 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has begun repatriating the remains of personnel buried in Malaysia. This is part of project Te Auraki (The Return), under which the NZDF is bringing home personnel and dependants buried overseas after 1 January, 1955, following a change in Government policy. […]

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Taupo Teenager Tops Navy Class

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Taupo Teenager Tops Navy Class

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 3 July 2018 A Taupo teenager has topped his class in the latest batch of sailors to graduate into the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Ordinary Diver Dylan Macdonald, 18, stepped out at Devonport Naval Base on Saturday with 85 other sailors graduating from their 18-week Basic Common Training course. […]

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NZDF Sailor Training on British Warship

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Sailor Training on British Warship

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 2 July 2018 Four years ago Pauline Theron, who was in her third year as an engineering student at Massey University at Palmerston North, had to decide what career to pursue. “Joining the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) seemed a great way to combine my interest in engineering and my […]

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Army Conducts Military Exercise in Whanganui

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Army Conducts Military Exercise in Whanganui

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 2 July 2018 More than 100 soldiers from the New Zealand Army are rolling into Whanganui and Marton today as part of a training exercise. The 1st Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), normally based at Linton Military Camp, and other army units will be in the area until July […]

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Chief of Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Chief of Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 29 June 2018 The Chief of Defence Force Change of Command ceremony took place today at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The outgoing Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, was farewelled with a Guard of Honour, followed by a wreathlaying at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Dame […]

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Excellence Recognised at Pilot Graduation

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Excellence Recognised at Pilot Graduation

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 29 June 2018 Seven new pilots, trained using the T-6C Texan II planes, have graduated at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea. Six RNZAF pilots and one Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) pilot received their brevets from Minister of Defence Ron Mark in front of proud family, friends […]

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Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect 11 Vessels Fishing for Hoki

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect 11 Vessels Fishing for Hoki

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 29 June 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) inspected 11 commercial vessels fishing for hoki during recent joint patrols on the west coast of the South Island. “It was a successful operation and we would have covered more ground had the weather […]

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Air Force Tests High-Altitude Flying in Marlborough Mountains

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Air Force Tests High-Altitude Flying in Marlborough Mountains

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 26 June 2018 The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is testing the alpine flying ability of its helicopters and crews around the mountains of Marlborough, a skill essential to search and rescue operations. No. 3 Squadron has deployed three NH90 and two A109 helicopters and crews on Exercise Blackbird. […]

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Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols Inspect Six Vessels for Illegal Fishing

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols Inspect Six Vessels for Illegal Fishing

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 26 June 2018 Combined maritime surveillance patrols by New Zealand and Fiji agencies recently identified six commercial fishing vessels alleged to have been fishing illegally in a traditional fishing ground (iqoliqoli). Aisake Batibasaga, the Director of Fisheries, said Fiji fisheries officers, together with New Zealand and Fiji personnel currently conducting […]

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Navy Trainee Goes From Skateboard Park to High Seas

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Navy Trainee Goes From Skateboard Park to High Seas

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 June 2018 Masterton skateboarder Jamie Hatchard has swapped the ups and downs of his local skate park for the South Pacific Ocean as a future operations specialist in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Ordinary Seaman Hatchard, 18, who attended Tinui School and Wairarapa College, will step out with about […]

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New Commanding Officer for HMNZS Pegasus

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on New Commanding Officer for HMNZS Pegasus

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 June 2018 It was an historic occasion on Friday night when Lieutenant Commander Zoe Brangwin became the first female Commanding Officer of HMNZS Pegasus in Christchurch. At a formal Change of Command ceremony at the Christchurch headquarters, Lieutenant Commander Brangwin took the helm of the Royal New Zealand Navy […]

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A new challenge

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, EIT, EIT Hawke's Bay, Lynette Bokany, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, online, students, Tairāwhiti, TANZ, tanz ecampus, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on A new challenge

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti A new challenge 9 mins ago TANZ eCampus Learner Lynette Bokany When offered the opportunity to upskill through online study as an employee of the New Zealand Defence Force – Lynette Bokany jumped at the chance. “I wanted to broaden my knowledge in something outside of my current […]

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Napier Naval Officer Scales New Heights

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Napier Naval Officer Scales New Heights

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 21 June 2018 Jessica Bewick, 18, did not want a sedate, indoor job, which made climbing out on the spar of tall ship Spirit of New Zealand exactly what she wished for. Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Midshipman Bewick, from Napier, is near the end of her 22-week Junior Officer […]

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NZDF Helps Boaties in Distress

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helps Boaties in Distress

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 21 June 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force came to the aid last night of two boaties who sent a mayday call after their nine-metre launch grounded on rocks off Waiheke Island. Royal New Zealand Navy Captain Dave McEwan, the Maritime Component Commander, said offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago located […]

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NZDF to Participate in World’s Largest Maritime Military Exercise

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Participate in World’s Largest Maritime Military Exercise

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 20 June 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending a warship, three aircraft, and more than 300 personnel to take part in the world’s largest international maritime military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel […]

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