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The mission for the New Zealand Defence Force is "to secure New Zealand against external threat, to protect our sovereign interests, including the Exclusive Economic Zone, and to take action to meet likely contingencies in New Zealand’s area of strategic interest". The Defence Force has the task of delivering capabilities that meet the objectives of the New Zealand government’s 'Defence Policy Framework' (June 2000). 




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Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Defence 11:14AM
Lower North Island Spitfire Flypast Celebrates Centenary of NZ Military Aviation

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) formation, featuring the Biggin Hill Trust Spitfire, will conduct a flypast of lower North Island centres on Friday 16 June.

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Thursday, 6 April 2023
Defence 9:45AM
Sale of former Royal New Zealand Navy vessels provides $26 million boost to local economy

AUCKLAND CITY — Two former Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessels, Rotoiti and Pukaki, are about to embark on a journey to their new home port in Ireland, leaving an economic boost in their wake.

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Thursday, 12 May 2022
Defence 5:53AM
AIR FORCE HERITAGE FLIGHT SPITFIRE COMING TO THE LOWER NORTH ISLAND

The skies between Ohakea, Masterton, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast will reverberate to the sound of New Zealand’s military aviation heritage on Saturday 14 May, as the Air Force Heritage Flight (AFHF) conducts flypasts in celebration of 80 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) No.

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Saturday, 9 April 2022
Defence 2:04AM
AIR FORCE HERITAGE FLIGHT CONDUCTING NORTH ISLAND FLYPASTS

The Air Force Heritage Flight of New Zealand, featuring the Flight’s Avenger and Spitfire aircraft, will be in North Island skies, 9 April, starting at 9.30am, to mark the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 85th Birthday. The Avenger will be leading two T6-C Texan II aircraft from the Central Flying School and the Spitfire over the locations listed below.

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Friday, 9 November 2012
Defence 3:30PM
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.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Defence 7:25PM
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.

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Defence 6:25PM
NZ signs a significant agreement with the US

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, and US Pacific Commander, Admiral Samuel J.

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Defence 6:22PM
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.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Defence 4:41PM
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.

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Defence 4:39PM
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.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Deaths 9:17AM
Body recovered from Lake Moawhango

CENTRAL PLATEAU —   A body, believed to be that of Private (PTE) Michael Ross, who went missing in Lake Moawhango on 25 September, has been recovered today.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Health 5:14PM
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.

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Defence 4:56PM
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.

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Defence 1:44PM
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.

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Defence 1:12PM
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.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Defence 5:12PM
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.

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Defence 1:50PM
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.

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Sunday, 29 July 2012
Defence 7:23PM
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.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012
Entertainment 2:33PM
Music to your ears – Navy Band to entertain Taupo

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.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Defence 8:31AM
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.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Defence 2:49PM
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.

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Saturday, 23 June 2012
Deaths 8:26PM
NZ sailor dies in Rarotonga

A New Zealand Defence Force sailor has died in an accident in Rarotonga today.

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Friday, 22 June 2012
Defence 4:51PM
Wreath-laying to mark 62nd Anniversary of Korean War

WELLINGTON CITY — 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.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Defence 5:32PM
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.

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Defence 3:33PM
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.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
News 2:20PM
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.

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Monday, 28 May 2012
Defence 10:39PM
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.

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Defence 10:30PM
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.

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Defence 12:23PM
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.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Defence 12:51PM
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.

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