Defence

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.

Veterans.

'Biggest insult' - Vietnam veterans angry after repatriation ceremony snub

Veterans were denied access to a recent ceremony to honour 27 fallen soldiers.

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.

Defence Force soldiers in Afghanistan's Bamyan province in 2013.

Defence unit working on Afghan raid inquiry has $2 million budget

SAS members were involved in Operation Burnham which took place in Bamyan province in 2010.

Soldier injured while disposing of flare in Canterbury

The Defence Force is investigating the incident at the Glentunnel demolitions range.

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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The electric car, inspired by a popular 1970’s Russian hatchback, is meant to rival Elon Musk’s Tesla

Russian maker of AK-47s debuts its own electric car - and golden combat robot

The electric car, inspired by a popular 1970’s Russian hatchback, is meant to rival Elon Musk’s Tesla.

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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.

2/1st Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment conducts urban warfare training at Burnham Military Camp near Christchurch.

Soldier shot in shoulder during Tekapo live firing training exercise

The injured soldier is in a stable condition and is scheduled to undergo surgery.

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The Defence Minister is demanding answers and seven people have been stood down.

NZDF stands down seven staff as investigation launched into allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour at Waiouru camp

Seven army instructors at The Army Depot at Waiouru are under investigation, with two leadership members having been replaced.

The LAV (QAMR) working in the Australian bush, as part of 7th Brigade (Australian Army) in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

For Sale: Defence Force light armoured vehicles sit idle waiting for a buyer

The Defence Force is struggling to sell 20 light armoured vehicles (LAVs) that have been sitting idle for seven years because they are surplus to requirements.

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The Acting PM has spoken about the Government’s huge defence spend on Poseidon aircraft.

Winston Peters says Government's $2.3 billion Poseidon aircraft spend avoids New Zealand ‘bludging on others’

The Acting PM has spoken about the Government’s huge defence spend on TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

Minister for Defence Ron Mark said the new aircraft will help New Zealand deliver marine and disaster relief in the Pacific.

John Armstrong: Defence Minister Ron Mark has shafted Labour in order to benefit NZ First

The Government managed to come up with $2.3 billion dollars for new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

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It's been seven months since a woman complained of being sexually harassed by a senior navy sailor at an event and she believes the navy is trying to sweep it under the carpet.

Woman questions defence force's commitment to stamping out sexual harassment

Navy took seven months to act on allegations against a senior sailor.

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Weather extremes predicted to be new frontline for New Zealand Defence Force

The Government has also called out China for its behaviour in the Pacific and South China Sea.

Nh90 Helicopter approaches the load ready for pick up while the team on the ground waits to hook the load onto the bottom of the helicopter.

NZ Army Soldiers from 5 Movements Company, 1 Brigade help to remove waste materials from a disused boardwalk in the Marlborough region with the help of a No. 3 SQN NH90 Helicopter and its crew.

Exercise Blackbird 18/01 is conducted by No. 3 Squadron in the mountainous Marlborough region. The exercise is designed to train NH90 and A109 helicopter crews in high altitude mountain flying operations, alpine survival and preparing crews for national contingency activities.

Pictures: NZ Defence Force teams up with DOC to survey avalanche risks in Nelson

An example of "how the NZDF supports our community", says Commander Andrew Clark.

Orion plane.

Defence has spent $360m on ageing aircraft fleet in 10 years

Defence bought its five Hercules and six Orions in the 1960s and all are coming to the end of their operational lives.

Captain William Howard Hughes Jr.

US Air Force Captain found living under fake identity 35 years after deserting

Captain William Howard Hughes Jr., 66, told investigators he had become depressed about his job and decided to flee in 1983.

Kim Jong Un says 'the world will see a major change' as he signs 'comprehensive' document with Trump

Relive all the developments as US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met for the first time at a historic Singapore summit.

Was this aliens paying us a visit? Pentagon papers reveal new details of US Navy’s 2004 strange encounter with UFO

An allegedly leaked Pentagon report has revealed first-hand accounts of the bizarre "Tic Tac" object.

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