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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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Malaysian Armed Forces Farewell NZDF Fallen Personnel Ahead of Repatriation to New Zealand

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 Malaysian Armed Forces Farewell NZDF Fallen Personnel Ahead of Repatriation to New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 20 August 2018 The Malaysian Armed Forces have farewelled the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel being repatriated to New Zealand at a ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The remains of 27 New Zealand Army soldiers and one child buried in Malaysia and Singapore are being returned to their […]

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NZDF Firefighters Say Long, Hot Days Worth It

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 Firefighters Say Long, Hot Days Worth It

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 20 August 2018 They work up to 15 hours each day, in temperatures as high as 43 degrees Celsius, but the chance to help fire-ravaged communities halfway around the globe makes it all worth it, New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) firefighters helping battle wildfires in North America say. Nine NZDF […]

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Invictus Games Team Spreads Word on Healing Through Sport

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 Invictus Games Team Spreads Word on Healing Through Sport

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 August 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Invictus Games team went back to school today to spread the word on the healing power of the Games. The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate understanding and respect for wounded, injured or […]

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Afghan Military Adopts NZDF’s Trailblazing Approach

By   /  July 31, 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 Afghan Military Adopts NZDF’s Trailblazing Approach

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 31 July 2018 A female New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving in Afghanistan has blazed a trail for mentoring male Afghan Army instructors in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country’s military academy. “It’s a major shift in approach in a country that has been striving towards greater gender equality,” […]

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New Zealand Chief of Navy Strengthens Relationship with Fiji

By   /  July 31, 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 Zealand Chief of Navy Strengthens Relationship with Fiji

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 30 July 2018 The Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), Rear Admiral John Martin, visited Fiji last week to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Fijian Navy. While in Suva he met the Commander of the Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, and joined the Chief of […]

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Otago Woman Flies Flag for NZDF in South Sudan

By   /  July 31, 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 Otago Woman Flies Flag for NZDF in South Sudan

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 27 July 2018 Conflict-ridden South Sudan is a far cry from the bucolic sheep-and-cattle farm near Alexandra, Central Otago, where Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Kelliher grew up. But for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation and on the brink of famine for the second […]

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Army Investigation into Recruit Training Centre at Waiouru

By   /  July 26, 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 Army Investigation into Recruit Training Centre at Waiouru

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 25 July 2018 Two members of the leadership team at The Army Depot at Waiouru have been replaced, and others have been removed from instructional duties while investigations into allegations of inappropriate behaviour within the unit take place.   Military Police and command investigations are taking place into a number of […]

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NZDF Helps Fiji Authorities Recover Cocaine Cache

By   /  July 26, 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 Fiji Authorities Recover Cocaine Cache

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 July 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has assisted Fiji authorities in retrieving over 12 kilograms of cocaine, found on a remote island last week. Lieutenant Benjamin Flight, the Commanding Officer of Royal New Zealand Navy inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo, said the ship’s crew members recovered the […]

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Army Band Targets Classical Music Lovers with New Album

By   /  July 26, 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 Army Band Targets Classical Music Lovers with New Album

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 24 July 2018 After almost a decade in development, the New Zealand Army Band is releasing its latest album, Aotearoa. Featuring original works for brass by some of New Zealand’s leading composers, the album is a project of passion for the New Zealand Army Band and its Director of Music, […]

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New Navy Facility Allows Sailors to Learn Seamanship Skills Without Leaving Port

By   /  July 23, 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 Navy Facility Allows Sailors to Learn Seamanship Skills Without Leaving Port

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 19 July 2018 Sailors from the Royal New Zealand Navy are now able to regularly train at sea without leaving the port. A new training facility moored at the Devonport Naval Base allows sailors to develop seamanship skills in a realistic working environment that has the look and feel of […]

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Selection for Belgian March Reveals WWI Personal Connection

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Selection for Belgian March Reveals WWI Personal Connection

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 July 2018 Staff Sergeant Wayne Higginson will take a break from his training duties to join the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) platoon marching in the Belgian National Day miltary parade in Brussels on Saturday. The NZDF is parading a 43-member contingent comprising personnel from the three Services. Led […]

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From Drum ‘n’ Bass to Keeping the Pace for the New Zealand Defence Force

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on From Drum ‘n’ Bass to Keeping the Pace for the New Zealand Defence Force

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 July 2018 Drummer Darren Mathiassen will be stepping out from behind his kit on Saturday to keep the beat for the New Zealand Defence Force’s contingent marching in Belgium’s National Day military parade in Brussels. Belgian National Day is commemorated with a military parade and celebratory activities at the […]

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Whanganui Engineer Powers New Zealand’s Combat Force in Hawaii

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Whanganui Engineer Powers New Zealand’s Combat Force in Hawaii

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 July 2018 When Whanganui man William Kerse joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in 2011, he wanted travel and trade certification. As a Leading Marine Technician (Propulsion) assigned to the Anzac frigates, he has seen the world and helped keep our combat ships in top condition. He is […]

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Marlborough Man Supports Coalition Operations in Middle East

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Defence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Marlborough Man Supports Coalition Operations in Middle East

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 16 July 2018 Nathan Hodges enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) nearly three decades ago with two clear goals: to escape small-town comfort and to see the world. Raised in Renwick in Marlborough, Flight Sergeant Hodges said he had long ago achieved his dreams, having deployed to […]

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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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