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Statement regarding death of Singaporean Soldier

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Statement regarding death of Singaporean Soldier

Source: New Zealand Defence Force The New Zealand Defence Force learned with sadness of the death of a member of the Singaporean Armed Forces due to injuries he received in an accident during a training exercise at Waiouru Military Training Area. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the soldier. The soldier was […]

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Manawatu Man Helping UN Mission in South Sudan

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Manawatu Man Helping UN Mission in South Sudan

Source: New Zealand Defence Force18 January 2019 A Manawatu-based New Zealand Defence Force officer serving as a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper in South Sudan is enjoying the challenge despite the tenuous security situation in the country. As a UN Military Observer in a field office of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan […]

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Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect More Than 70 Vessels

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect More Than 70 Vessels

Source: New Zealand Defence Force16 January 2019 About 50 commercial fishing vessels were among 74 vessels inspected during joint patrols conducted recently by the New Zealand Defence Force and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The three-week operation involved Compliance staff from MPI, offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington and a Royal New Zealand Air Force […]

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Defence Force’s First Puppies Given Names

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Defence Force’s First Puppies Given Names

Source: New Zealand Defence Force11 January 2019 The puppies born late last year to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Explosives Detector Dog Iris now have names. The six puppies are the “P” litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer, Pulse and Poi. The NZDF […]

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NZDF Transports Voting Equipment to Solomon Islands

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Transports Voting Equipment to Solomon Islands

Source: New Zealand Defence Force9 January 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered about two tonnes of voting equipment to the Solomon Islands for the South Pacific country’s national and provincial elections this year. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was providing the […]

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Navy Officer Takes Up New Command

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Navy Officer Takes Up New Command

Source: New Zealand Defence Force8 January 2019 Commander Layamon Bakewell, the new Commanding Officer of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Littoral Warfare Unit, HMNZS Matataua, was lured to naval life by the seafaring tales of a family member. Originally from Palmerston North, Commander Bakewell joined the RNZN 16 years ago. As a youngster he had […]

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NZDF Chef Helps Plan Christmas Feast in Antarctica

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Chef Helps Plan Christmas Feast in Antarctica

Source: New Zealand Defence Force20 December 2018 Christmas lunch can be stressful, even for experienced cooks. However, if you are a chef in Antarctica, where supermarkets in Christchurch are 4,500 kilometres away, preparing for the year’s most anticipated feast can be even more challenging. “Supplies are delivered by ship to Antarctica only once a year, […]

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Tauranga 101 Year Old Kept German Battleship in Check

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Tauranga 101 Year Old Kept German Battleship in Check

Source: New Zealand Defence Force20 December 2018 Tauranga man Peter Densem, who is now 101, might not have sunk the Tirpitz, but he is proud of his four bombing missions that helped contain the German battleship in Norway. As a young Royal Navy Lieutenant in the Fleet Air Arm, Mr Densem was an observer and […]

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Christmas Packages for NZDF Troops

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Christmas Packages for NZDF Troops

Source: New Zealand Defence Force19 December 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) servicemen and women serving overseas are counting the days until they open Christmas packages sent by the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA). The packages, which contain Kiwi treats and Christmas cards written by students from Mount Cook Primary School and […]

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HMNZS Canterbury at Heightened Readiness For Cyclone Season

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on HMNZS Canterbury at Heightened Readiness For Cyclone Season

Source: New Zealand Defence Force18 December 2018 While other Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships and crew are able to ease down for Christmas, it’s the opposite case for the RNZN, New Zealand Army and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) personnel aboard multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury. They have spent the past two weeks preparing […]

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No Christmas Bulge for Navy Chef

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on No Christmas Bulge for Navy Chef

Source: New Zealand Defence Force14 December 2018 A Hamilton chef with a fondness for fried food has credited his new Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) career for getting control of his expanding waistline. Ordinary Chef Sharfuddin Shaik, 37, was one of 98 new RNZN recruits who started training at Devonport Naval Base on 12 August. […]

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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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