Friday, 9 November 2012
Navy follows in Captain Cook's wake
The Royal New Zealand Navy's HMNZS ROTOITI followed in the footsteps of Captain James Cook earlier this week when they moored in Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound, Fiordland.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
NZ Defence Force's first explosive detection dogs graduate
A new developing NZ Defence Force capability will see explosive detection dog teams broaden existing force protection measures, providing support to overseas operations, exercises and taskings in New Zealand.
NZ signs a significant agreement with the US
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, and US Pacific Commander, Admiral Samuel J.
Pacific war veterans sought for 70th anniversary
New Zealand Second World War veterans who served in the Pacific are invited to register expressions of interest in attending 70th anniversary commemorations of the War in the Pacific, in Noumea, New Caledonia, in April 2013.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Old comrades show support at Medals Presentation
The comradeship among members of the military was evident when Mrs Harriet Fowler, of Johnsonville, accepted the New Zealand Defence Service Medal (NZDSM) on behalf of her late brother Trooper Adrian (Charlie) Thomas at a special ceremony in Wellington on Monday.
Hawker Pacific signs Air Force Aircraft contract
The New Zealand Defence Force signed a contract today with Hawker Pacific New Zealand for the supply and maintenance support of four King Air B200 aircraft.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Body recovered from Lake Moawhango
A body, believed to be that of Private (PTE) Michael Ross, who went missing in Lake Moawhango on 25 September, has been recovered today.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Specialist Healthcare exercise in Samoa a huge success
Approximately 2,700 Samoans have benefited from a range of healthcare services delivered by the NZ Defence Force as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight, a three-week humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercise.
IED incident in Bamyan Province Afghanistan - Release 4
Fallen soldiers Corporal Luke Tamatea, Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker and Private Richard Harris will be farewelled in a ramp ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan this evening.
IED incident in Bamyan Province Afghanistan - Release 3
The New Zealand Defence Force has released the following statements on behalf of the families of Corporal Luke Tamatea, Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker and Private Richard Harris who were killed in Afghanistan on 19 August 2012.
IED incident in Bamyan Province Afghanistan - Release 2
The New Zealand Defence Force has named the three soldiers killed during an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) incident in the North East of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan on Sunday 19 August.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Navy successfully completes South Pacific Patrol
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS OTAGO has successfully completed an extended deployment in the South Pacific, supporting a number of Government Agencies.
Statement issued by the New Zealand Defence Force on behalf of Major Craig Wilson, NZGD
Statement issued by the New Zealand Defence Force on behalf of Major Craig Wilson, NZGD - Officer Commanding Kiwi Company at the time of the gun battle with insurgents, Bamyan, Afghanistan, 04 August, 2012.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Successful NH90 Trial Onboard Canterbury
The Air Force's newest helicopter, the NH90, has successfully completed its first landing on the Navy's multi-role vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Music to your ears – Navy Band to entertain Taupo
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band will play a concert for the people of Taupo next week. On Friday 20th July the band of 23 musicians will play at the Great Lake Centre performing a large array of pieces including big band, marches and Dixie music.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
NSAS Soldier posthumously recognised for bravery
The Charles Upham Award for Bravery was posthumously awarded to Lance Corporal (LCPL) Leon Smith at a ceremony at Government House today.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Able Seaman Delamere returns home to New Zealand
Able Seaman Combat Specialist William Paratini Delamere, the New Zealand sailor who died in Rarotonga on Saturday, arrived back in New Zealand on Tuesday afternoon.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
NZ sailor dies in Rarotonga
A New Zealand Defence Force sailor has died in an accident in Rarotonga today.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Wreath-laying to mark 62nd Anniversary of Korean War
The 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War will be commemorated at a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on Monday 25 June.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Navy brings vital fuel supplies to Northern Cook Islands
The New Zealand Navy’s replenishment tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR has just finished providing approximately 70,000 litres of diesel fuel to the Cook Islands in response to the South Pacific country’s request for assistance.
Bomber Command veterans leave for London
Media are invited to attend the farewell for 33 veterans who served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with Bomber Command, who will travel to London this week to attend the dedication and unveiling of a Bomber Command memorial.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Kiwis feature in Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Four Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel will form part of the Queen’s Honour Guard around the Royal Barge on Sunday 3 June when over one thousand boats sail on the River Thames in support of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Monday, 28 May 2012
NZ Defence Force marks United Nations Peacekeepers Day
Defence Force personnel serving as peacekeepers on UN missions will tomorrow commemorate International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, remembering those who lost their lives serving on UN missions.
Criticism of Defence Force care unfounded
Recent criticism in the media about the Government’s lack of support for ‘shell-shocked’ soldiers is unfounded says the NZ Defence Force.
Navy successfully tests new capability of offshore patrol vessels
The Navy has successfully conducted trials of flying an SH-2G Seasprite helicopter from the deck of one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMNZS OTAGO, marking a significant milestone in achieving the ship's full operational potential.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tropical training for Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopters
Three Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) UH-1H Iroquois helicopters and crew from No 3 Squadron, Ohakea have arrived in Samoa for Exercise Tropic Astra, the annual tropical flying exercise.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Rare Naval artefact returns to New Zealand
An artefact presented to the crew of the New Zealand ship HMS Achilles by the grateful citizens of Uruguay in 1939, after a famous naval battle, has found its way back to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).
Friday, 18 May 2012
Operation ANZAC Spirit 2012 Winners to be announced
The winners of Operation Anzac Spirit 2012, a poster competition run by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to encourage Year 7 and 8 students to learn about Anzac Day, will be announced by NZDF Artist Captain Matt Gauldie tomorrow.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Kiwis return from six month deployment to Timor-Leste
Media are invited to attend the return on Friday 18 May of the twelfth rotation of NZ Defence Force personnel who have completed a six month deployment to Timor-Leste.
Friday, 11 May 2012
NZ Defence Force involved in world's largest exercise
The NZ Defence Force will be participating in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2012), conducted near Hawaii from 29 June to 3 August.