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Weapons instructor assists Fiji military

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Geophysicist wins Army Innovation Challenge

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Keeping skills alive in transfer to Reserve Force

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Going ultra in Burnham's backyard

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Christchurch hosts NZ Army’s 2nd/1st Battalion celebrating 50 years

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NZ Army soldiers tested in tough conditions across trio of Waiouru exercises

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Working for peace in South Sudan

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NZDF adopts dog mannequin for canine trauma training

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Flying on silver wings

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NZ Army electrician sparked by exotic start to her military career

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Fijian-born Auckland soldier commands NZ Army construction troop in Tongan exercise

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Celebrating Samoa Language Week

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Providing free dental care on remote Tongan island a rewarding exercise for Lower Hutt soldier

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New Zealand Army joined by Royal Gurkha Rifles for combined training around Reefton

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Long service medal for 102-year-old Second World War veteran

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Warrant Officer of Defence Force announced

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NZ Army leads building work on remote Tongan island group post eruption

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Gruelling Battles of Cassino commemorated by NZDF contingent in Italy

Warrant Officer Class 1 Matt Gates is the Regimental Sergeant Major for 2nd/1st Battalion, and the Ceremonial Colour Officer for the NZDF contingent that’s in Italy to mark 80 years since the Battles of Cassino

Final overseas parade for New Zealand Army battalion’s regimental colour at Cassino

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Science and psychology help NZ Army officer cadets tackle their Exercise Nemesis

Private Taedyn Edmonds-Griffiths will honour more than 100 members of his whānau when he parades the 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner at commemorations marking 80 years since the Battles of Cassino, in Italy.

Great Barrier Island soldier to parade 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner at Cassino commemorations

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NZ Army troops return from valuable exercise with French, Australian forces

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Centenarian recalls Battles of Cassino ahead of 80th anniversary commemorations

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Reserve Force soldiers prove combat-ready in largest exercise for 18 years

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Mother's Day 2024



Burnham fire

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Into the deep end - Karori lifeguard up for challenge as Reserve Force soldier

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21-gun salutes to mark first anniversary of King Charles III’s coronation

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Specialist trade skills celebrated at trade competition

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Defence Force ceremony wows Anzac League fans

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