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WATCH || Our Medium Heavy Operational Vehicle (MHOV) in action at a live firing training activity at Waiouru.
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Sappers help instal WW1 statue to honour those who served

Some of our Army engineers are helping spruce up Nelson’s Marsden Valley Cemetery, in preparation for the unveiling next month of a statue of a First World War soldier to honour those who served in the war.

A seven-man team of tradesmen from 3 Field Squadron and 25 Engineer Support Squadron from the 2nd Engineer Regiment (2ER) in...
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Come out and support our fireys!

A 19-strong team of fire fighters from the Emergency Response Squadron will be competing in the upcoming Regional and National Combat Firefighter challenges over the next two months. The challenges are designed to push the fire fighters to their physical and mental limits on a course designed around tasks they could come across at an emergency incident. Four...
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Units from 1 (NZ) Bde got up close to their community at CD FieldDays at Manfield over the weekend. Showing the public various elements of NZ Army's capability including demonstrations of the gap crossing equipment, the soldiers enjoyed interacting with the public as much as the public loved asking questions about military life and the equipment.
Feel Good Friday
Camaraderie is a key ethos in the New Zealand Army. So when Major Gordon Benfell retired after 52 years in uniform recently, about 200 of his Army friends and colleagues turned out to thank him for his service,friendship and mentoring, and to wish him well. The Chief of Army, MAJGEN Peter Kelly presented a mounted weapon to Major Benfell for his long and distinguished service...
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Congratulations to the Army Men's Touch team members who beat Air Force 9-5 in the inter-Service Touch finals at Linton yesterday. In the women's division Navy beat Air Force 8-3.
Colonel Rob Krushka MNZN has been promoted to Brigadier, to undertake the role of Commander Logistics for the NZDF. The promotion was carried out by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating and Chief Joint Defence Services, Charles Lott. BRIG Krushka joined the New Zealand Army in 1989. His appointments include Senior Instructor Transport and Movement; Officer Commanding and...
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Our new SMA

Warrant Officer Class One Clive Douglas has been appointed Sergeant Major of the New Zealand Army.
He replaces Warrant Officer Class One Mark Mortiboy who has finished his three-year tenure in the role and is to take up another position within the New Zealand Defence Force.
WO1 Douglas, who is of Te Arawa descent, was born in Rotorua. He grew up in Ngongotaha and Nelson, before...
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WATCH || Let's start the week off with a bang! Our soldiers show us how it's done at the 2017 New Zealand Army Shooting Competition.

RESULTS: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Congratulations to Army cyclist Major Brett Grieve who has been named as the Army's 2016 Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year. Major Grieve also won the Chief of Army Supreme Sports Award.
Warrant Officer Class Two Shane Porter has received the Army Sports Official of the Year Award, and the award of Young Sportsperson of the Year were to Private Sammy McIntosh. Captain Tane North is the...
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With respect we remember Private Boyd Atkins, who drowned while serving in East Timor on this day in March 2001.
May he rest in peace.
Our top shots
Congratulations to our sharp shooters who did well in the NZ Army Shooting Competition 2017 held in Waiouru this week. Overall unit results, Hardham Trophy 1st 1 NZ Sig Regt, 2nd QAMR, 3rd 16 Fd Regt. The Freyberg Trophy went to 5/7 RNZIR (pictured), 2nd 2/1 RNZIR, 3rd 1 RNZIR.

NZSAC Trophy 1st 5/7 RNZIR, 2nd 2/1 RNZIR, 3rd 1 RNZIR. Individual champions, NZASC Top shot LCPL...
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Korean vets honoured
Our Korean War veterans were honoured in a moving final farewell parade in Auckland yesterday. As rain pelted down outside, the veterans, along with the Chief of Army, Major General Peter Kelly and other invited guests gathered in the Auckland War Memorial Museum for the event. Our photographer, LAC Dillon Anderson was there to capture the moment.
We are proud of our women...

Today is International Women’s Day, a day where we recognise with pride all women in our service.

#BeBoldForChange #IWD2017
Today is International Women’s Day! Our Soldier of the Year, LCPL Amber-Lee Nui celebrating the day with LCH Alexis Gray and CPL Keisha Malone.

#BeBoldForChange #IWD2017
Feel good Friday

In a recent issue of Army News we ran a story about a class of 28 children at a decile one school in Levin who wrote letters to our soldiers on deployment overseas, thanking them for their service.

We sent the children copies of the paper.
Their teacher, Wendy, took a photo of her class receiving their papers. "The smiles on their faces to see their published story was...
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Our 17 sappers on the ice in Antarctica are cracking on, unfazed by constant daylight and temperatures dipping to as low as minus 26 degrees. And they're expecting to complete more than what is expected before they leave. Lieutenant Cam Gurney, the Commander of the Light Engineering Team, says although the weather is a continuous challenge, the team is working hard every day. Fourteen...
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They're built for speed...
Some of our soldiers have been doing incredibly well in the triathlon and ultramarathon world recently. Privates Megan Watson (JOHG) and Kate Downie-Melrose (5/7 RNZIR) competed in the Triathlon World Championships in scorching conditions in Mexico. PTE Watson finished 24th, and PTE Downie-Melrose, 37th. And engineer Lance Corporal Andrew Good placed 4th overall in...
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Reservist officers graduate in Waiouru
The Chief of Army, Major General Peter Kelly was on hand to welcome 20 new Reservist officers who graduated in a ceremony in Waiouru this week.