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Passion Turns to Gold for Army Mechanic

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Passion Turns to Gold for Army Mechanic

Source: New Zealand Defence Force4 December 2018 With his father a mechanic, Roger Laing was always around when vehicles were being repaired. A country kid in rural Wairarapa, he grew up with grease on his hands, progressing from “torch holder” to “spanner grabber” as he became more attuned to what was going on. Those early […]

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Innovation Results in Big Aviation Fuel Savings for NZDF

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Innovation Results in Big Aviation Fuel Savings for NZDF

Source: New Zealand Defence Force28 November 2018 A clever system to calculate fuel savings that could be made for Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft has earned Flight Lieutenant Samuel Hatrick the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Innovation of the Year 2018 award. Flight Lieutenant Hatrick, from RNZAF Base Auckland in Whenuapai, identified that […]

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NZDF and US Troops Train in Land Combat

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF and US Troops Train in Land Combat

Source: New Zealand Defence Force26 November 2018 About 150 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) troops have just completed a two-week exercise with 4400 United States Army soldiers in Louisiana. The coalition force took part in Exercise Lightning Matawai at the Joint Readiness Training Centre (JRTC) in Fort Polk. The exercise ranged from population protection to […]

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NZDF Forms Part of Multinational Force Protecting APEC Leaders

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Forms Part of Multinational Force Protecting APEC Leaders

Source: New Zealand Defence Force15 November 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have arrived in Papua New Guinea to form part of a multinational force protecting world leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit this weekend. Sue Douglas, the New Zealand Senior National Officer, said NZDF personnel were working alongside Papua New Guinea […]

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NZDF Begins Annual Airlift Support for Antartic Research

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Begins Annual Airlift Support for Antartic Research

Source: New Zealand Defence Force17 November 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) began today its annual airlift mission to support scientific research in Antarctica. A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules flew about 40 scientists, researchers and support staff and more than three tonnes of freight to Terra Nova Bay today. Rear Admiral […]

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Clear Communication Pays Off for Veterans Affairs

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Clear Communication Pays Off for Veterans Affairs

Source: New Zealand Defence Force16 November 2018 Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand has been recognised for its focus on better communication by being named as a finalist in the Plain English Trust annual awards. The awards highlight excellence in the use of plain English and in raising the bar for clear communication. The refreshed Veterans’ Affairs […]

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NZDF Troops Return Home From the Middle East

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Troops Return Home From the Middle East

Source: New Zealand Defence Force15 November 2018 About 100 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) troops who returned home this evening from a six-month deployment in the Middle East were commended for their work in Iraq and the Sinai Peninsula. Two-thirds of the returning troops deployed to Iraq’s Camp Taji in May and worked alongside members […]

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Unique View of NZ Army Training

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Unique View of NZ Army Training

Source: New Zealand Defence Force18 October 2018 The New Zealand Army is offering the public a unique view of its newest soldiers in a photographic exhibition He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier. Captured over the course of 18 months by Ohakune photographer Craig Madsen, the exhibition showcases the struggles and triumphs of New Zealand […]

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NZDF Helps Search for Two Missing Kiribati Fishermen

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helps Search for Two Missing Kiribati Fishermen

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Helps Search for Two Missing Kiribati Fishermen The New Zealand Defence Force has sent a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft to help search for two Kiribati who failed to return from a fishing trip four days ago.

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NZDF to Fly More Aid And Personnel to PNG

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Fly More Aid And Personnel to PNG

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Fly More Aid And Personnel to PNG An Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft deployed by the New Zealand Defence Force to Papua New Guinea helps airlift food, water and medical supplies from the capital Port Moresby to the quake-damaged Highlands region on […]

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NZDF Helps Airlift Aid to Quake-Damaged Region of PNG

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helps Airlift Aid to Quake-Damaged Region of PNG

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Helps Airlift Aid to Quake-Damaged Region of PNG The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping authorities in Papua New Guinea fly aid supplies to a remote highlands region that was badly affected by last week’s powerful earthquake.

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NZDF Searches for Emergency Beacon in the Pacific

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Searches for Emergency Beacon in the Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Searches for Emergency Beacon in the Pacific The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft to help search for an emergency beacon that was activated near the South Pacific island-nation of Tuvalu.

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NZDF Supports Multi-Agency Work in the Kermadecs

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Supports Multi-Agency Work in the Kermadecs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Supports Multi-Agency Work in the Kermadecs The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is transporting 51 government staff and scientists, 20 students and eight tonnes of equipment and material to the Kermadec Islands this week to support four agencies undertaking scientific and advocacy work […]

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NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students The New Zealand Defence Force is taking more than 27 tonnes of emergency school supplies to Tonga today to help authorities set up temporary schools for students displaced by Tropical Cyclone Gita.

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NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are transporting welfare teams to help civilians stranded in Golden Bay today after heavy rain brought by ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita caused massive flooding overnight in several communities in the South Island.

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NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas The New Zealand Defence Force has placed personnel and trucks on standby to help the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management deal with the aftermath of a severe storm that is forecast to affect central New […]

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NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is taking 54 government staff and five tonnes of equipment needed to maintain and repair key buildings in a three-phase operation in the sub-Antarctic islands.

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NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga The New Zealand Defence Force is taking 12 more tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies to Tonga today to support the Pacific country’s emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

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Navy Boxer Aiming for Commonwealth Games Spot

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Navy Boxer Aiming for Commonwealth Games Spot

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Navy Boxer Aiming for Commonwealth Games Spot Ordinary Medic Tasmyn Benny, who has just completed Basic Common Training with the Royal New Zealand Navy, is hoping to gain selection in the New Zealand boxing team for next year’s Commonwealth Games.   14 December 2017 […]

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New Commander at RNZAF Base Ohakea

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on New Commander at RNZAF Base Ohakea

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: New Commander at RNZAF Base Ohakea Exchange of the patu signifies the change of command of RNZAF Base Ohakea from Group Captain Nick Olney (R) to Group Captain Shaun Sexton (L).  13 December 2017 Command of Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea changed […]

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