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A community cut off
In 2016 a magnitude 7.8 quake struck Kaikōura in the middle of the night. Nationally significant and locally vital road and rail links were buried under enormous landslides, or distorted beyond repair. Landline and mobile phone services went down across the region. Power and water infrastructure was disrupted. From 12:02 am Monday 16 November, Kaikōura was cut off.
Flying into the smoke of the Gulf War
Squadron Leader Tom Tuke
Current role: Flight Commander B757
Length of time in service: First served for 9.5 years and then re-joined the RNZAF in 2016 and has served another 4.5 years.
The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) between the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore are one of the longest-running defence arrangements in the world. Conducting regular military exercises between the military forces of the five countries since 1981 enhances interoperability and promotes stability and security in the Southeast Asian region.
Gulf War a life-changing experience for Army Major
Major Ken Coombes
Current role: Trainer at Training and Doctrine Command
Length of service: 36 years
Massive effort to keep RNZAF Hercules flying during Gulf War
Warrant Officer Mark Harwood
Current role: Section Commander 230SQN
Length of time in service: 46 years
Air Force Veteran thrown into Gulf War in first few months of service
Wing Commander Paul Cockerton
Current role: Commanding Officer Maintenance Wing Base Auckland
Length of service: 32 years combined RAF and RNZAF service (RAF 27 Feb 1989 – 30 April 2006, and RNZAF 05 May 2006 to present).
Nelson man takes reins of HMNZS Taupo
Royal New Zealand Air Force Band set to tour the South
HMNZS Hawea is a Lake-class inshore patrol vessel of our Royal New Zealand Navy. It is one of the Navy's two Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV). The ships are designed for maritime surveillance and patrol missions around New Zealand’s 15,000-kilometre coast and out to the 200 nautical mile limit of our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
NZDF to complete Afghanistan deployment