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News & Updates
RNZAF’s longest-serving woman signs off after years of progress
After nearly 50 years, Warrant Officer Kutia is the longest-serving woman in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and is leaving after witnessing momentous changes in the service.
RNZAF Orion aircrew find missing Kiribati sailors
Aircrew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion have located two people who had been reported overdue from a trip to Maiana Island in Kiribati.
HMNZS Te Kaha joins military partners on transit of South China Sea
Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is joining military partners as it transits the South China Sea en route to a major international defence exercise.
Operation Monitor: deployed to the Republic of Korea
Meet Flight Lieutenant Emily Hall, she's currently deployed on Operation Monitor as the Assistant Corridor Control Officer for the United Nations Military Armistice Commission in the Republic of Korea.
Kiwi-led naval operation seizes more drugs in Indian Ocean
The Royal New Zealand Navy-led counter-narcotics operation outside the Arabian Gulf has had a second major drug seizure in a week.
From Afghanistan to Antarctica: Herculean tasks done in all conditions
Fresh from the heat of Afghanistan, a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has made the Air Force’s first flight of the season to Antarctica, carrying personnel and cargo in support of Antarctica New Zealand.