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Front shot of an F18 aircraft on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

Two US military planes collide off coast of Japan, two crew members missing

Military calling the incident involving two Marine Corps a "mishap".

A missile frigate of the Russian Navy makes missile launch during Marine Parade on the Navy day near Sevastopol

Russia will build banned missiles if US leaves key arms treaty, Putin warns

The US says it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Chinese peacekeepers watch a screen displaying the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in southern Lebanon.

China says 8000-strong UN peacekeeping standby force ready

That fulfills a pledge made at the UN three years ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Their lawyers are seeking an independent inquiry into claims made in a book written by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

Hit & Run inquiry day two: NZ’s national security at risk

The second day of the hearing was aimed at setting the rules on how highly-classified information and confidential sources can be used.

Their lawyers are seeking an independent inquiry into claims made in a book written by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

New revelations as inquiry begins into the SAS Afghanistan raid at the centre of Hit & Run allegations

Released last year, the book made a number of allegations about what happened during a New Zealand SAS raid, in 2010.

Nicky Hager

Defence Force claims drone footage from Afghanistan disproves claims in Nicky Hager's book

NZDF claims footage shows there are more than 100 mistakes in the book.

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Many of the troops were involved in training Iraqi forces.

NZ Defence Force troops arrive back from Iraq and Egypt

Some of the troops were deployed earlier this year to train Iraqi security forces.

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Fast changing technologies like unmanned aircraft are a key focus for new Defence chief Air Marshal Kevin Short.

Defence force wants unmanned aircraft by mid-2020s

As the country remembers the end of World War One 100 years ago, the NZDF is also eyeing the future.

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Gloria Lee, 18, left high school a year early and jumped right in the deep end.

Teen Navy recruit 'gives back' to NZ after parents escaped China's one-child policy to have her here

"If they didn't do that then I wouldn't be on this planet today," Gloria Lee says.

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Māori police officers in Auckland are running cultural competency training sessions.

Cultural competency training hopes to bring down crime rates

Māori police officers in Auckland are running cultural competency training sessions.

RNZAF aircraft forced into emergency wheels-up landing at Ohakea

Two RNZAF personnel completed the landing without injury while doing basic night flying training.

The bodies of NZDF servicemen are brought back to New Zealand.

Final repatriated servicemen to be buried at Whenuapai

Two men who died while serving in South Korea are the final two being brought home.

An NZDF C-130H Hercules is loaded with relief supplies on its way to Indonesia.

New Zealand pledges further $1.5 million to Indonesia after quake and tsunami

A Defence Force Hercules is also on it's way to the disaster zone carrying generators, water containers, and tarpaulins.

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A major review has delivered a series of recommendations to deal with the increasing problem.

NZ Defence Force admits it has an issue with hearing loss

A major review has delivered a series of recommendations to deal with the increasing problem.

It was an emotional reunion at Ohakea Air Force Base for families of the three men buried overseas for more than 60 years.

New Zealand Defence Force begins repatriating two service personnel buried in South Korea

A 19-year-old and 24-year-old died serving there during the 1950s.

Photos: NZDF spot over 100 whales during census of NZ's southern right whales

The census found the nationally vulnerable population is recovering from whaling and other threats.

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Three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa will also be renewed.

New Zealand's military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan extended

"NZ is firmly committed to international efforts to fight ISIS," Jacinda Ardern says.

NZ Air Force aircraft deploying to Japan to help enforce sanctions against North Korea

Winston Peters announces that P-3K2 aircraft will carry out patrols.

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Alan Peart died on September 5 in Hamilton, aged 96.

Alan Peart, New Zealand's last World War II fighter ace, dies aged 96

In 1939, Peart became a qualified pilot after 12 weeks training.

The ANZAC soldiers had gathered on the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in Vietnam when it was cancelled at the last minute.

Defence Force sexual ethics training programme wins top 2018 diversity award

The NZDF has rolled out mandatory Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relating training to its 11,000 personnel.

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Documents provided to 1 NEWS contained the names of five victims of violent crime at the hands of NZDF personnel.

Chief of Defence Force 'appalled' after violent crime victims' names released, including 10-year-old boy

Chief of Defence Air Marshal Kevin Short apologised to the victims unreservedly.

Pictures: Government to spend $103 million on new vessel for the Navy

It's a 85-metre Norwegian built dive and hydrographic support vessel.

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Seven Sharp’s Arrun Soma looks at why they’re not allowed to fly together.

Together in love, but they're not allowed together in an Air Force helicopter

It was love at first flight for this couple and there's no risk of a domestic in an Air Force chopper.

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The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges is "high".

Kiwi personnel in Iraq mission rack up military charges

The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges against NZDF personnel involved in our Iraq mission is "high" after 1 NEWS analysed newly-released documents.

NZDF detonates historic bomb found in regional park by children

The kids found took the WWII era artillery round home thinking it was safe enough to take to school.

An NZDF Orion aircraft.

NZDF sends Orion to look for missing fisherman near Tuvalu

A crew took off from Whenuapai this morning and should have reached the search area by about now.

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Military veterans with PTSD say government should do more to support them

'We're all prone to it' - PTSD treatment needs to be improved in NZ, former soldier says

The problem involves not only soldiers, but police, medics, firemen, sexual abuse survivors and even train drivers, Bill Blaikie says - and he wants the Government to step up.

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