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RNZAF Band on Tour in the North

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on RNZAF Band on Tour in the North

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: RNZAF Band on Tour in the North The RNZAF Band in full flight at the St James Theatre in Wellington. 7 February 2018       The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band (RNZAF) is starting the year on the road, with a four-stop concert tour in the north […]

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Senior Naval Rating Wins Badge Design Contest

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Senior Naval Rating Wins Badge Design Contest

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Senior Naval Rating Wins Badge Design Contest Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin with badge winner Chief Petty Officer Steven Knight, his wife Julia and children Jake and Gemma. 5 February 2018 No one was more surprised to be judged the winner of the Royal […]

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Navy to Have Large Presence at Waitangi

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Navy to Have Large Presence at Waitangi

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Navy to Have Large Presence at Waitangi Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy inspecting the Royal Guard of Honour at Waitangi last year. 1 February 2018 The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will have a large presence as it continues its traditional involvement in Waitangi Day activities in […]

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NZDF Personnel Unload Supplies For Scientists in Antarctica

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Personnel Unload Supplies For Scientists in Antarctica

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Personnel Unload Supplies For Scientists in Antarctica New Zealand Defence Force personnel are working around the clock to unload a year’s worth of supplies for scientists in Antarctica that were brought by cargo ship MV Ocean Giant.   31 January 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) […]

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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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NZDF Finds Survivors from Missing Kiribati Ferry

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Finds Survivors from Missing Kiribati Ferry

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Finds Survivors from Missing Kiribati Ferry The New Zealand Defence Force has found at least seven survivors from a ferry with 50 people on board that was reported missing in Kiribati a week ago. 28 January 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found […]

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Anniversary of Famous Destruction of Japanese Submarine by New Zealand

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Anniversary of Famous Destruction of Japanese Submarine by New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Anniversary of Famous Destruction of Japanese Submarine by New Zealand A computer-generated image showing HMNZS Kiwi ramming Japanese submarine I-1 in Guadalcanal on 29 January, 1943. 26 January 2018      Monday will mark the 75th anniversary of a heroic New Zealand naval engagement, the destruction of a […]

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Second Female Brigadier for NZDF

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Second Female Brigadier for NZDF

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Second Female Brigadier for NZDF Colonel Lisa Ferris is promoted to the rank of Brigadier – making her NZDF’s second female Brigadier.  23 January 2018 Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, has today promoted the Director of Defence Legal Services, Colonel Lisa Ferris, to […]

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NZDF Personnel Named in New Year Honours List

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Personnel Named in New Year Honours List

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Personnel Named in New Year Honours List 30 December 2017 Two NZ Defence Force personnel have been named in the New Year Honours 2018 today. Appointed a Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM): Dr John Stephen KAYFor services to the New Zealand Defence […]

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Air Force in Concert Goes Out With a Bang

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Air Force in Concert Goes Out With a Bang

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Air Force in Concert Goes Out With a Bang Tribute to Passchendaele December 2017By Rebecca Quilliam This year’s Air Force Band concert was the final one for RNZAF Music Director Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Simon Brew – and what a swan song it was. Filled with a […]

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Training in the Antarctic

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Training in the Antarctic

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Training in the Antarctic (L-R) A/SGT Amy Hatcher (Scott Base Cargo Handler), Nikki Galpin (Scott Base Logistics Support) November 2017By CPL Nikki Galpin Everyone who stays for a long time on Scott Base attends a two-day field survival course that teaches how to stay alive, should […]

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Top 10 Badge Designs for HMNZS Aotearoa Announced

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Top 10 Badge Designs for HMNZS Aotearoa Announced

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Top 10 Badge Designs for HMNZS Aotearoa Announced 12 December 2017 When Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin announced the public competition to design the ship’s badge for HMNZS Aotearoa in early July, he said he was looking for something “simple yet striking, reflective of […]

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NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Camp Christmas Party Breaks Recycling Record An environmentally friendly robot helped achieve a waste recycling record at the Trentham Military Camp’s annual Children’s Christmas Party. 7 December 2017 The Trentham Military Camp’s annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday provided a wonderful day of festive fun, […]

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NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZDF Gears up for Airlift Mission to Antarctica Battling temperatures as low as -31C, seven aircrew and two survival training instructors from the Royal New Zealand Air Force slept two nights in the open as part of a survival training course conducted recently in Antarctica by […]

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Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Chief of Defence Force Hosts Australian/UK Counterparts The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, has hosted a visit to New Zealand by the United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, and Chief of Defence Force Australia, Air Chief Marshal […]

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Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note

Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note The combined maritime patrols between New Zealand and Fiji involving HMNZS Hawea have ended on a high note, with about 550 vessels boarded and 110 alleged infringements detected over the past seven months. 3 November 2017 The combined maritime […]

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Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Further Statement – Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise SGT Wayne Taylor, RNZIR 13 October 2017 The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that the member of the Special Operations Force who died this morning during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise was […]

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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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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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