Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Minister of Defence Ron Mark, have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea.
Two separate technical issues with regards to New Zealand Defence Force deployments have been identified and remedied by the Coalition Government.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Veterans Ron Mark say they were honoured to be with the families of service personnel as they welcomed their loved ones home.
The coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government.
Minister of Defence Ron Mark has congratulated Air Marshal Kevin Short who today took over the role of New Zealand’s Chief of Defence Force.
Minister of Defence Ron Mark departed for Singapore today, to attend the Asia-Pacific’s premier defence and security forum, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue.
Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a further person will join New Zealand’s current contribution of four personnel to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has tabled in Parliament a review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014.