15 September 2010
The Defence Force's Reservist of the Year title has been won by Private Michael Rennie from Gisborne, who is studying for a law degree at Victoria University in Wellington.
16 August 2010
The New Zealand Defence Force is partnering with industry to provide a safety-net to apprentices by encouraging them to join their Reserve Forces.
After a successful pilot scheme the Defence Force and a number of group training...
By Lance Corporal Rick Henderson
The 32-strong band of the 7th Wellington (City of Wellington's Own) and Hawke's Bay Battalion, won a Gold Award and Best Entertaining Band out of 13 Bands at the 2010 Feilding Festival of Bands in May.
By Warrant Officer Class Two Henry Wichman
Hauraki Battalion and Auckland North soldiers combined to conduct their first Self Leadership workshop over a weekend at the end of June.
By Private Jamie Clearwater
Territorial Force (TF) personnel from Otago/Southland and Canterbury districts were integrated into B company, 2/1 Battalion for a week of Company and Platoon level operations during Exercise Saladin.
08 June 2010
Former Lower Hutt man and Napier Territorial Force soldier Corporal (Cpl) Mark Duncan has been selected to represent the NZ Army at an international military shooting competition.
He's the Army's top shot, but Sergai Davis is only a part time soldier; most of his time is devoted to his fulltime job as a safety officer on the Wellington Regional Rail project.
By Capt Bruce Page
Territorial Force Field engineers from 3rd Auckland Northland Battalion Group, 5th Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Battalion Group (5 WWCT), and 2nd Canterbury Regiment honed their skills over a nine day annual field training...
Words and photos by John Cosgrove
"Save me", "where's my baby," and other pitiful cries for help resonated through the darkness as the medics from 3rd Health Support Company (3 HSC) arrived at the Waimate Showgrounds to their largest mass casualty...
By Greg Mortensen (Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Darryl Tong)
There is a distinct advantage of not having read Three Cups of Tea prior to reviewing this book - the hype of a previous best seller cannot influence your judgement if you have not read...
On Sunday 14 March the unmistakeable roar of a 105 mm Light Gun manned by gunners of 11/4 Battery, signalled the start of the Annual Auckland Round the Bays Fun Run.
A small group of New Zealand Army personnel from Trentham, Linton and 6 Hauraki Battalion tackled one of the most challenging sporting events of the year recently - Ironman New Zealand (IMNZ).
One of the features of Army Reserve (ARes) personnel is their commitment to service and to their unit. Often such service is measured in decades. Given that Army Reserve personnel have civilian careers, in addition to their ARes commitment, such...
For the 80 new Officer Cadets and 29 graduates of the Territorial Force Commissioning Course (TFCC) 19 February was a significant day - Onwards Day.
The Territorial Force Commissioning Course (TFCC) is a seven-week, high intensity course designed to produce officers with the requisite skills and qualities for Commissioned service within the Territorial Force.
Three Auckland North Battalion was the host unit for the 2010 Annual Field Exercise Exercise El Maadi which was based in Helwan Camp, Waiouru.
By Major Sholto Stephens, Officer Commanding, QAMR.
Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles (QAMR) is conducting a pilot integration of Reserve personnel into the unit.
The pilot, instigated by the Deputy Chief of Army Brigadier Tim Keating,...
It sounds so complicated, teaching soldiering skills to personal that have 12 different languages, 12 different weapon systems and 12 different skills sets but they should present no problem for a secondary school teacher used to teaching classes...
The last weekend of February sees two significant anniversaries celebrated by the Territorial Force. The 4 Otago Southland Battalion Group 150th anniversary and perhaps lesser known, the centenary of the Territorial Force.
Captain Sergai Davis, second in charge of Bravo Company, 7th Wellington Hawkes Bay Battalion, is the 2009 Queen's Medal and Championship Belt winner.Fifty-two soldiers from all branches of the Army entered the competition. They practised at...
Planning is well underway for the upcoming 150th (sesquicentennial) anniversary celebrations of the 4th Otago Southland Battalion Group, which will be held over the weekend of 26th to the 28th of February, 2010, in Dunedin.
Adventure and travel have always been in Eoghan O’Sullivan’s blood so joining the Territorial Force (TF) to get paid to do both made a lot of sense.
9 February 2010
Quick thinking, rapid deployment, and long days are what Territorial Force soldiers can expect this week in Waiouru as they undertake their annual week of intensive field training.