New Zealand Army
01/20/2017 at 00:21. Facebook
Congratulations to the Papakura Cadet Unit which has been awarded the Whakatū Waewae Trophy by Brigadier Jon Broadley for winning the recent inaugural Auckland NZCC Regional Drill Competition. Second place went to Southern Cross Cadet Unit and the North Shore Cadet Unit was placed third. PapCU was led and choreographed by CDT WO2 Sagapolo and and CDT SGGT Vakisoula. The competition consisted...
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New Zealand Army
01/19/2017 at 20:23. Facebook
Our Army drivers are doing a great job down in the snow and ice in the Antarctic. Check them out here...

'These trucks have got a bit of character' - NZDF drive unique fleet of trucks to fetch annual supplies in Antarctica
New Zealand Army
01/19/2017 at 02:21. Facebook
Four Army firefighters and one from the Royal New Zealand Air Force have left for Whitianga today to help battle the devastating bush fire there.
The firefighters left for the Coromandel this afternoon in response to a request from the National Rural Fire Authority.
Our firefighters have vast experience here and overseas in fighting bush fires. Last year we sent 10 firefighters to remote...
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New Zealand Army
01/18/2017 at 02:58. Facebook
Thunder of another kind is being heard in Waiouru as Kiwi gunners meet up with their Singaporean counterparts for the 20th Exercise Thunder Warrior.
Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen visited the Waiouru Training Area yesterday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the significant bi lateral exercise which sees Singapore bringing its big guns to practise with the Kiwis.. Dr Ng was...
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WATCH || Ever wondered how we make a helicopter landing site in a forest?
When a sizeable security fence needs building to keep troops safe in a Middle East hotspot, who are you going to call? Our Army sappers, that's who. Read about the team that left NZ, bound for Sinai today...
Friday flashback - Timor Leste
The NZDF supported various stability and security operations in Timor-Leste from 1999 until December 2012. The International Force East Timor (INTERFET) was the Australian-led force deployed to East Timor in September 1999 following the complete breakdown of law and order, including widespread violence, looting and burning by the militia after a referendum for...
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New Year, new you! Want to get fit this year? Try our FREE Force Fit app, it’s like having your own military personal trainer. The mix of running and simple exercises means you can get Force Fit anytime anywhere.

RSA Christmas parcels hit the mark

They might be a long way from home, but our deployed troops had an extra bit of Christmas cheer when they received their RSA Christmas parcels over the festive season. [ Link ]
Our New Zealand Army is made up of around 4500 full-time specialised professionals who are highly trained, disciplined and well equipped to respond rapidly to a range of situations in New Zealand and overseas. These men and women work together, with close to 1600 Army Reserve part-time personnel and over 400 civilian support staff. MORE:

Congratulations to Army Director of Music Major Graham Hickman, his dedication and achievements have now been recognised by the award of the Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD) in the New Year Honours.

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WATCH || Take a look at what the NZ Defence Force has been up to this year. Happy New Year everyone.
We would like to wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas and New Year. We’ve had so much fun bringing you news, photos and footage of our Army this year and we look forward to even more in 2017. Season's Greetings from the New Zealand Army.
WATCH || It can be tough being away from family and friends at Christmas time. Some of our deployed personnel wanted to wish you, their family and friends a Merry Christmas.
Some of our troops might be far away this Christmas, but they seem like they will still be enjoying themselves. Check out this story:
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Defence Force personnel experience a different Christmas
Tis the season...The NZ Army Band showing spreading some 'Christmas chur' in Kaikoura.
WATCH || The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted North Canterbury on 14 November has been described as “one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded on land”. Take a look at what our Defence Force got up to after the earthquake hit.
Check out the latest issue of Army News. Read about exactly what our troops did to help those affected by the Kaikoura quake, the Lance Corporal who is NZDF Person of the Year, our Network Enabled Army, and much more. A big thank you to all of you who have contributed to the paper throughout the year, and we looking forward to working with you again in 2017.
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Wellington personnel gathered for a small promotion ceremony this morning. The Chief of Army, Major General Peter Kelly promoted Aaron Taylor, who is now Warrant Officer Class One, and Dave Thorsen, Kristian Dunne and Jay McLeary, who are all now Lieutenant-Colonels. Congratulations!