Defence

Watch: Massive waves pound ship searching for missing Argentine submarine

Sounds detected in the South Atlantic did not come from the sub, lost for five days with 44 crew.

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The vessel disappeared last week while returning from a routine mission.

Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Forty-four crew are aboard the vessel that began its journey on Thursday.

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The sub with more than 40 people on board hasn't been heard from in two days.

Argentina's navy detects calls from submarine missing three days

The sub with more than 40 people on board hasn't been heard from in two days.

NZDF using drones to monitor public entry into restricted Kaipara bombing range

Beach goers will be under surveillance this summer as a security threat.

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.

North Korea leader Kim Jon Un speaks with scientists in a handout picture reporting to show the development of an atomic bomb.

North Korea's ballistic missile capabilities 'critical and imminent', says Japan's defence minister

Itsunori Odonera said the rising threat compels his country to consider "all options".

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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National Party list MP Jian Yang has spoken to the media today addressing a story published relating to his employment history in China's military.

'Front up and prove it' – National Party list MP Jian Yang hits back at questions over NZ loyalty

National List MP tells media he was once a civilian officer in the Chinese military, responding to what he called a "smear campaign" today.

Transgender soldier fears life setback after President Trump's tweet: 'It was devastating'

Trump tweeted that transgender people were no longer welcome in the US military.

NZ Navy's Te Kaha to support US Seventh Fleet after fatal collision near Japan

Te Kaha is near Japan as part of the Royal New Zealand Navy's Naval Task Group deployment.

First female commanding officer for Te Mana Navy frigate

Commander Lisa Hunn will take charge at a ceremony in Auckland today.

Raw video: US successfully shoots down a missile in show of strength

The Pentagon scored an important success today in a test of its oft-criticised missile defence programme.

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New Zealand's fourth-biggest employer is to outlaw smoking at all bases and housing.

'About good health' - Defence Force to stamp out smoking on bases by 2020

The Defence Force plan to dramatically reduce the smoking rate among personnel.

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Lieutenant General Tim Keating compares the horrors and perils of previous wars to the challenges Defence Force personnel face today.

Video: 'You could pay the ultimate sacrifice' - Chief of Defence Force pays Anzac Day tribute to our people serving overseas

"We have lots of young, mainly young New Zealanders serving in all places around the world."

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The tunnels are a part of New Zealand's WWI history which has long been hidden underground.

New Zealand's WWI tunnels in France uncovered by using laser scanning technology

A group from Otago University worked alongside French students underground in the tunnels for nine weeks.

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