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    Ron Mark backs NZDF after Operation Burnham report

    The 'Operation Burnham' report found 'strong evidence' that a Taliban leader was tortured after he left New Zealand SAS custody.

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    Kiwis don’t understand what the military does – Former Army Major Fiona Cassidy

    Former NZ Army Major Fiona Cassidy says that the public have yet to understand what the military actually does. Defence Minister Ron Mark's proposed 'Kawenata' (covenant) will help the public to understand what the NZDF does and support servicepeople when they leave.

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    Prime Minister refuses to send personnel and resources to Tairawhiti

    NZ troops return from Iraq yet the Prime Minister’s refusal to send NZ Defense Force personnel and resources to Tairāwhiti. The Gisborne mayor prompts for more manpower to save lives and to ensure whānau stay home.

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    Elite SAS Trooper says a soldiers duty is to fight

    There have been reports out of Iraq of a missile attack on Camp Taji where it is believed 45 New Zealand Troops are stationed. Arab News reported that the rockets hit Wednesday morning (NZ time). Veteran soldier Joe Glen says, "all of New Zealand's troops are trained to cope with hostile conditions and its most important for them to follow protocol at this time."   

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    First NZ Defence Force contingent departs for Australian fires

    The first of three NZ Air Force NH90 helicopters and crew have departed for New South Wales to support the Australian Defence Force efforts in tackling the Australian fires.

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    Bushfires set to destroy up to 5 million hectares

    Officials said so far 4.9 million hectares have been "burnt out" and it is expected to grow.

  7. Video for ANZAC's build giant plastic house in Iraq for Christmas
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    ANZAC's build giant plastic house in Iraq for Christmas

    Task Group Taji, the ANZAC contingent had the strangest Christmas for their Iraqi trainees. Using huge, lego-like plastic bricks, TG Taji built a life-size training whare, to help the Iraqi Security Forces refine their urban warfare skills. CPT Jonty Hooson, TG Taji IX says, "The bigger rewarding thing than that would be, to see everyone using it to upskill their ability in urban operations. "The hardest part in building the Urban Training Facility, which is a bit like lego, is building the floor, but once we got the foundation sorted, building up, was quite a breeze."

  8. Video for Ngāti Tūmatauenga heeds the call of duty at Christmastime
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    Ngāti Tūmatauenga heeds the call of duty at Christmastime

    As Aotearoa spends Christmas with their loved ones, 150 New Zealand Defence Force personnel are serving aborad. Forty-five of those soldiers are currently deployed to Iraq, more than 15,000 kilometers away from Aotearoa. We spoke to three Māori soldiers based in Camp Taji. Even through Christmas Ngāti Tūmatauenga continues with its mission to protect freedom across the globe.

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    NZDF land symbolically returned to Ngāti Rangi

    Today Central North Island iwi Ngāti Rangi was given back 77 hectares of their ancestral land at Te Irirangi, south of Waiouru.

  10. Video for "Aotearoa's great, but there's so much more" - Rangatahi mull NZDF future
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    "Aotearoa's great, but there's so much more"- Rangatahi mull NZDF future

    Students Teaukutai Devon James Cook and Tanykah Wilson have decided to join the New Zealand Defence Forces when they finish school.  The pair made their decision this week after being put through their paces at a careers experience alongside 38 other students. 

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