Defence

NZDF heads to sub-Antarctic islands

Two albatross researchers will be collected from the island after spending the summer there.

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The pre-election trust issues with the NZ Labour Party are all in the past for the Australian Foreign Minister.

No decision on deployment of Kiwi troops to Iraq until at least March - Winston Peters

The deployment of 110 Kiwi troops currently working in Iraq will end in November this year.

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Hayley Young says she doesn’t want pity but wants change at the highest levels.

Ex-NZ Navy sailor who claims she was raped by colleague takes a stand for women’s workplace rights

Hayley Young says she doesn’t want pity but wants change at the highest levels.

The trust says it's found "financial irregularities" in its accounts.

Two NZ Navy warships to berth in Bay of Islands for Waitangi Day

The RNZN is invited annually by the people of Te Tai Tokerau.

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The US has accused Moscow of unsafe military practices after it says a Russian jet flew within five feet of a US plane over the Black Sea.

Watch: Remarkable US military footage of near-miss with Russian jet

The US has accused Moscow of unsafe military practices after it says a Russian jet flew within five feet of a US plane.

NZ Air Force 'secret agent' convicted of stealing sensitive info and possessing methamphetamine

The Air Force corporal used his security pass to commit three burglaries.

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Hundreds came to Reefton today to take part in the commemoration.

Hundreds present at commemoration of Maori battalion in West Coast town

The few surviving servicemen from the battalion could not attend, but their families still honoured them.

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Hundreds came to Reefton today to take part in the commemoration.

West Coast town commemorates Maori battalion that served in WWII

Hundreds came to Reefton today to take part in the commemoration.

Orion plane.

Missing Kiribati fishermen found after search involving NZDF

The men went missing on January 19 and were aged between 25 and 58.

Colonel Lisa Ferris and Lieutenant General Tim Keating.

NZ Defence Force elevates second woman ever to rank of brigadier

Lieutenant General Tim Keating says Brigadier Lisa Ferris "stands as a role model to others".

'The missile thing is new to me' - Hawaii alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

Residents and tourists alike were rattled after the mistaken ballistic missile alert.

Kiwis caught up in Hawaii missile threat feared for their lives

The alert message was sent in error, prompting panic in the American state.

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Commander Rothwell lived in NZ since 1968. His wife describes the dangerous missions he flew.

'They became a romantic part of the war' - the life of WWII specials duties pilot Geoffrey Rothwell

The survival rate for WWII Royal Air Force special duties pilots was below 50 per cent - one of last died in Auckland last year.

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US Navy vessels have only returned to our ports in the past year, after decades of absence due to NZ’s nuclear free stance.

Take a tour of the US Coastguard's only Antarctic ice breaker as it arrives in Lyttelton

Every year The Polar Star delivers supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Video: Fighter pilots observe UFO in newly-obtained US Navy footage - 'There's a whole fleet of them'

The New York Times has lifted the lid on a clandestine US program which investigates UFO reports.

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After nearly three decades, the HMNZS Endeavour was decommissioned today.

HMNZS Endeavour decommissioned after three decades in service

It has been the Navy's purpose-built fleet replenishment tanker.

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Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short said Malaysian military were providing support for the removal of Kiwi soldiers buried there.

Malaysia taking return of 27 fallen Kiwi soldiers very seriously: 'These people have died in support of their independence'

The Malaysian military is providing logistic and forensic support for the soldiers' repatriation.

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National says it's a bad look for the new minister, however.

Youth, social issues and Afghanistan controversy on the agenda for new defence minister

Ron Mark wants the Defence Force to be more involved in things like training young people.

A preview of how the emergency mobile message will look on an iPhone

'No rude awakening' - Civil Defence to test emergency alert system

The test is set to take place between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday 26th.

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Major-General Walter Thomas won the military cross twice in WWII.

One of New Zealand's most decorated WWII soldiers farewelled in Australia

Major-General Walter Thomas won the Military Cross twice in WWII.

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Q+A reporter Whena Owen speaks to Wellington historian Jane Tolerton about New Zealand women's role in WW1.

Role of New Zealand women in WWI has been neglected, says historian

Q+A reporter Whena Owen speaks to Wellington historian Jane Tolerton about New Zealand women's role in WW1.

Video: 'He couldn't remember my husband's name' - pregnant widow of fallen US soldier lashes out at Donald Trump

Myeshia Johnson contradicted Trump's account of his call about her husband's death.

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Twenty year NZ defence force veteran Sergeant Wayne Taylor died today during a training exercise in the Coromandel.

'All-round top bloke' - NZ Defence Force names soldier who died during off-shore training exercise in Coromandel

Sergeant Wayne Taylor died during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Maps showing the epicentre of a 2.9 quake in North Korea, left, along with the location of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, right.

Earthquake in North Korea raises suspicions of weapons test

The quake was centred very close to one of North Korea's known weapon testing sites.

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Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy says we remember the darkest day in our military history.

Watch: Hundreds attend Passchendaele centenary ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial

Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy says we remember the darkest day in our military history.

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Protesters at the 'weapons expo' in Wellington have yelled support to activists who were arrested by police.

Cheers of support as protesters hauled away by police at capital peace protest

Protesters at the 'weapons expo' in Wellington have yelled support to activists who were arrested by police.

NZ Air Force Orion plane locates missing Tongan fisherman

A Tongan fisherman went missing in rough seas two days ago.

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Leading Kiwi macroeconomist Rodney Jones says National list MP Dr Yang, once part of the Chinese military and Communist Party, has to resign.

Watch: It's nothing personal - but National MP Dr Jian Yang should resign

Top NZ economist says parliament is no place for a man who was once a member of the Communist Party.

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