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Soldiers Tested in Live Firing jn Large Waiouru Exercise

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Soldiers Tested in Live Firing jn Large Waiouru Exercise

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 19 September 2018 The New Zealand Army is putting its soldiers through their paces, alongside a handful of international militaries, in its largest exercise at home this year. Multiple units from the New Zealand Army and personnel from the United States Army, US Marines and Australian and British armies have […]

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NZDF Conducts Whale Census

By   /  September 18, 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 Conducts Whale Census

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 September 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) works with other New Zealand agencies to secure the country against external threats and is called upon regularly to respond to emergencies at home and overseas. But in what may seem off the beaten track, the NZDF recently carried out a […]

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Family Affair for NZ-Born Samoan at Invictus Games

By   /  September 18, 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 Family Affair for NZ-Born Samoan at Invictus Games

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 September 2018 Kiwi. Samoan. Amputee. Soldier. Son. Brother. Partner. Faamanu (Nu) Taulafo Filo Leaana will be tapping into all these elements that make him who he is when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Invictus Games is the only international […]

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Former Southlander Excited to Lead NZDF Team at Invictus Games

By   /  September 14, 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 Former Southlander Excited to Lead NZDF Team at Invictus Games

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 14 September 2018 New Zealand Army Sergeant and former Southlander Kelly Whittle can’t wait to see the look on her teammates faces at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 opening ceremony. The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate understanding and respect for wounded, […]

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Navy Officer Has a Nose For a Story

By   /  September 14, 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 Officer Has a Nose For a Story

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 13 September 2018 The role of Assistant Weapon Engineer Officer on frigate HMNZS Te Mana during a six-month deployment across the Pacific and Asia should be enough to keep any young officer busy – and it is. Lieutenant Alexandra Pereyaslavets, the Public Relations Officer on HMNZS Te Mana, ensures families, […]

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Bridge Replaced After 24 Years with NZDF Help

By   /  September 14, 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 Bridge Replaced After 24 Years with NZDF Help

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 13 September 2018 For nearly a quarter of a century, trampers wanting to cross Opihi Gorge in South Canterbury had to go cautiously down the jagged rocks, cross the river and clamber up the other side. But now, after a three-year community campaign led by the Fairlie Lions Club and […]

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NZDF Begins Repatriation of Sailors in England

By   /  September 14, 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 of Sailors in England

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 13 September 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has begun repatriating two Royal New Zealand Navy sailors buried in England. Warrant Officer Ken Bancroft who is leading the vigil team of Royal New Zealand Navy sailors in England, at the headstone of Engine Room Artificer Apprentice Philip Short, 20, […]

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Cool Solution to Overheating Problem Results in Big Cost Savings to Navy

By   /  September 14, 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 Cool Solution to Overheating Problem Results in Big Cost Savings to Navy

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 September 2018 More than $250,000 in annual fuel savings for two of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) fleet will be possible, thanks to a unique engineering solution developed by the RNZN and its fleet maintenance partner Babcock (NZ). HMNZS Wellington’s Engineering Officer Lieutenant Tim Johns and Babcock (NZ) […]

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New Head of Air Force Sworn In

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Head of Air Force Sworn In

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 September 2018 The new Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark, was sworn in at a Change of Command ceremony and parade at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland today. His appointment was announced last month by Minister of Defence Ron Mark. During the Change of […]

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Picton Man to Start Air Force Firefighting Career

By   /  September 7, 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 Picton Man to Start Air Force Firefighting Career

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 6 September 2018 Aircraftman Shannon Huntley was the oldest recruit of his Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) recruit course, but that didn’t stop him from winning one of the top awards. Aircraftman Huntley, 29, a father of two from Picton, was presented with the R.I. Simpson Trophy, for the […]

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NZDF Inspects 23 Vessels in Multi-National Patrols

By   /  September 7, 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 Inspects 23 Vessels in Multi-National Patrols

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 5 September 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. The New Zealand Defence Force inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime […]

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Defence Force Graduates Five New Explosive Detector Dog Teams

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Defence Force Graduates Five New Explosive Detector Dog Teams

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 29 August 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has graduated its latest group of four-legged recruits. The five Labrador dogs are the first to graduate from a new all-of-government counter explosive hazards (CEH) and explosive detector dog programme, where they will be an additional capability for the NZDF’s Explosive […]

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NZDF Troops in Iraq to Mark Father’s Day

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF Troops in Iraq to Mark Father’s Day

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 1 September 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) soldiers serving in Iraq will be relying on technology to connect with their families on Father’s Day tomorrow. About 30 Kiwi fathers are deployed with Task Group Taji, the combined New Zealand-Australian task group that is in Iraq to help train the […]

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NZDF Takes Part in Australia’s Premier Maritime Exercise

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF Takes Part in Australia’s Premier Maritime Exercise

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 31 August 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent Royal New Zealand Navy frigate Te Mana to lead a multinational group of ships to take part in Australia’s premier maritime exercise over the next two weeks. The New Zealand Defence Force has sent Royal New Zealand Navy frigate […]

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Navy Man to Command New Zealand’s Joint Forces

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Navy Man to Command New Zealand’s Joint Forces

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 31 August 2018 In 1984, Marlborough Boys’ College student Jim Gilmour had two months to go before finishing school, and no idea what to do after that. Commodore Jim Gilmour has been announced as the new Commander Headquarters Joint Forces of the New Zealand Defence Force. Inspired by a recruiter, […]

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NZDF’s Sexual Ethics Training Scheme Wins NZ Diversity Award

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on NZDF’s Sexual Ethics Training Scheme Wins NZ Diversity Award

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 30 August 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force’s Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relationships (SERR) training has won the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion category and the overall award at the 2018 Diversity Awards NZ. The SERR training was developed by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in 2017 as a preventative […]

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Women Now 10 Percent of All Afghan Officers Being Trained by NZDF

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Women Now 10 Percent of All Afghan Officers Being Trained by NZDF

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 August 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) trainers are helping Afghan women blaze a trail against inequality – training Afghan women as military officers. New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) trainers are helping Afghan women blaze a trail against inequality – training Afghan women as military officers. Currently 10 per […]

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Army Firefighter Gears Up for International Combat Challenge

By   /  August 24, 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 Firefighter Gears Up for International Combat Challenge

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 23 August 2018 Former Carmel College student Sapper Petra Dye-Hutchinson has been a New Zealand Army firefighter for just three years and is already a member of the Lion’s Den. The Lion’s Den is an elite international club for competitive firefighters who have passed a number of extreme fitness and […]

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Chief of Defence Force Welcomes Three New Service Chiefs

By   /  August 21, 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 Chief of Defence Force Welcomes Three New Service Chiefs

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 21 August 2018 After careful consideration, the Government has appointed three new Service Chiefs to command the Navy, Army and Air Force. Today’s announcement of the new leadership team has been welcomed by the Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short.  The appointments announced today by Minister of Defence […]

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NZDF Personnel Repatriated From Malaysia and Singapore Returned to Families at Ramp Ceremony

By   /  August 21, 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 Personnel Repatriated From Malaysia and Singapore Returned to Families at Ramp Ceremony

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 21 August 2018 The remains of 27 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel and one child repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore have been returned to their families at a ramp ceremony at Auckland International Airport. The New Zealand Army soldiers were serving in Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam when they died. […]

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