COVID-19 AUGUST 2021
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News & Updates
Pronounced safety focus for RNZAF and CAA during Māori Language Week
To mark te wiki o te reo Māori, Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa (the Royal New Zealand Air Force) and Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa (the Civil Aviation Authority) are banding together to encourage all pilots to pronounce Māori place names correctly in their radio calls to one another.
NZDF exercises with international counterparts in South East Asia
Royal New Zealand Navy ships HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Aotearoa conduct a series of trials and readiness checks in the Hauraki Gulf prior to deploying this week.
Personnel deployed on Afghanistan evacuations return to New Zealand
The majority of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel who assisted with the Afghanistan evacuations have returned to New Zealand.
NZDF boosts Wellington drive-through vaccination effort
Ten New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) medical personnel have been putting their training into action at the Sky Stadium drive-through vaccination centre this week as part of Op Protect.
Air Force Veteran and New Zealand's oldest person passes away
New Zealand’s oldest person, Ron Hermanns, a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) war veteran who was still living independently in his own home in Christchurch, has died.
New Zealand Army's role in evacuation mission involved 'bravery on both sides'
The safe passage of hundreds of evacuees from Afghanistan was made possible by an elite group of New Zealand soldiers who used code words and tactical landmarks to assist their efforts in an attempt to avoid chaotic and dangerous scenes.