Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Afghan interpreters offered resettlement
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Upgrade fr NZDF Frigateso
Tenders will be sought to upgrade the self-defence and sensor capabilities of the Royal New Zealand navy frigates HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana, Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman announced today.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Tenders sought for pilot training aircraft
Tenders are about to be sought for a new military pilot training capability says Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Legislative milestone for public service reform
The State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill concluded its first reading debate in Parliament this afternoon, says State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman.
Significant milestone in RAMSI transition
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today confirmed the departure of the New Zealand platoon from the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Friday, 23 November 2012
Defence Minister holds talks with UK Minister for the Armed Forc
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman is holding talks today with the visiting United Kingdom Minister of State for the Armed Forces.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Office strategy to save space equal to three Reserve Bank buildings
State Services Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says a new Public Service property strategy is likely to reduce the office space foot print in Wellington by the equivalent of three Reserve Bank buildings.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
New Chief of Navy
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced today that the new Chief of Navy will be Rear Admiral Jack Steer.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
More women appointed to senior leadership in the public sector
State Services Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew welcomed the release of a new survey showing positive progress for women in the public sector.
Defence Minister visits NZ troops in Sinai
Minister of Defence Dr Jonathan Coleman and Chief of Army Major General Tim Keating today visited Kiwi troops at North Camp in the Sinai Peninsula.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Defence Minister at El Alamein commemoration
The Defence Minister is travelling to Egypt to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Defence Minister passes on Government's condolences
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman expresses the Government’s condolences to the family of Private Michael Ross, after Police and Navy divers located his body in Lake Moawhango yesterday.
Defence Minister visits Kiwi troops in Bamyan
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has been in Afghanistan over the past few days to visit the New Zealand Defence Force Provincial Reconstruction Team, as well as to hold talks with officials in Bamyan and Kabul.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
New Secretary of Defence appointed
Defence Minister, Jonathan Coleman, says the newly appointed Secretary of Defence will bring valuable skills and experience to the job.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Pay Rise for New Zealand Defence Force welcomed
The Defence Minister is welcoming the pay rise announced for New Zealand Defence Force staff today.
Friday, 14 September 2012
US Secretary of Defense to visit
The Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced the United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, will visit New Zealand towards the end of next week.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Talks with Singapore's Defence Minister
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen have held their first bilateral talks in Parliament today.
Monday, 3 September 2012
NZ confirms intentions for Bamyan withdrawal
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today confirmed Cabinet has agreed the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) will be withdrawn from Bamyan province in Afghanistan by the end of April 2013.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Core public service numbers continue to shrink
The size of the core public service has reduced by 555 positions in the six months to June, which is 574 positions below the “cap”, the State Services Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced.
State Sector reform bill introduced
The State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill has today been introduced in parliament, says State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman.
$43m workshop opens at Ohakea
Another milestone in the upgrade of the Ohakea air base was reached today with the Defence Minister opening the new $43 million aircraft maintenance workshop.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
"Kiwis Count" shows increased satisfaction
New Zealanders are increasingly satisfied with the frontline public services they receive according to the latest Kiwis Count survey released today by State Services Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
NZ Defence Force leaving Syria
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will withdraw from Syria this week as the United Nations Supervision Mission (UNSMIS) ends, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman announced today.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Defence Minister says immediate thoughts with families
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the death of three New Zealand Defence Force staff in Bamyan will come as a deep shock to the nation.
Friday, 17 August 2012
New Zealander to command Sinai Force for another year
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman announced today that New Zealander Major-General Warren Whiting has been extended as the Force Commander of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai to March 2014.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
New Waiouru Medal Repository opens
The new Medal Repository at the National Army Museum in Waiouru has been opened today by the Defence Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Tragic loss for NZDF, says Defence Minister
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has offered his condolences to the families of two New Zealand Defence Force soldiers killed in action in Bamyan overnight.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Minister extends condolences
The Minister of Defence has extended his condolences over the death of a New Zealand Defence Force sailor in the Cook Islands.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Legislation reforms to improve public services
The Government intends to introduce a package of legislative changes to help the public sector achieve better results for New Zealanders, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman say.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
US-NZ defence arrangement signed
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman and US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta today signed the Washington Declaration, a new defence cooperation arrangement, at the Pentagon in Washington DC.