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Auditor-General questions Defence Force values

Auditor-General questions Defence Force values
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Defence Force (NZDF) has been severely criticised by Auditor-General Lyn Provost for the way it handled a case of wrongly claimed allowances by officers seconded to the United Nations.

McCully says Bamiyan ready for next step

McCully says Bamiyan ready for next step
By Shabnam Dastgheib and Maggie Tait of NZPA

Kiwi troops going for Sol Is elections

Kiwi troops going for Sol Is elections
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - New Zealand troops will be sent to the Solomon Islands to provide security during elections.

TVNZ staff in Afghan attack

TVNZ staff in Afghan attack
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - New Zealand defence personnel and a Television New Zealand film crew in Afghanistan were involved in a bomb scare while on bomb disposal patrol in Afghanistan overnight New Zealand time.

Mapp confirms SAS commitment

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has confirmed that SAS troops will stay in Afghanistan until March next year. Dr Mapp was questioned about New Zealand's special forces and aid efforts in the war-torn country in a defence select committee meeting today.

Submissions summary released on Defence Force review

Submissions summary released on Defence Force review
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Public submissions on the long-term future of the Defence Force have been assessed and the "Defence White Paper" review is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.

Key opens new Limited Service Volunteer course

Key opens new Limited Service Volunteer course
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Unemployed young people looking for direction and discipline will get the opportunity to challenge themselves on a new Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course at Hobsonville, Prime Minister John Key says.

Newest navy vessel suffers same fault as sister ship

Newest navy vessel suffers same fault as sister ship
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The breakdown of the Navy's newest ship on its maiden voyage was a "teething problem" Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says.

Summary of main budget spending announcements

Summary of main budget spending announcements
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A list of the main spending announcements in the 2010 budget:

Government looking at short-range passenger aircraft

Government looking at short-range passenger aircraft
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - The Government is looking at buying short-range passenger aircraft to transport dignitaries and plug a Defence Force capacity gap.

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