The government should focus on repatriation of remains of Kiwi soldiers buried overseas instead of bringing pandas to New Zealand, says New Zealand First.
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New Zealand First is stunned that on the 75th Anniversary of Battle of Britain Day, the National Party and Peter Dunne have refused to grant two minutes of parliamentary time to mark New Zealand’s contribution in the Battle of Britain.
With submissions on the 2015 Defence White Paper due to close on Monday 22 June, New Zealand First is hoping that submitters will push for a much larger Navy.
With confirmation that American spies are working in New Zealand, by a former head of the US National Security Agency last night, there is confirmation that they are based here, says New Zealand First.
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New Zealand First is calling on the Government to resurrect the combat wing of the Royal New Zealand Air Force before the General Election.
Once again a New Zealand company has missed out on a major government project, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.
New Zealand First says the Auditor-General’s report on the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Civilianisation Project is a damning indictment on the failed defence policies of the National-led Government.
New Zealand First calls on the Government to accept the United States offer of military assistance to help rebuild the Air Forces’ combat wing.
New Zealand First says the Government’s announcement of a pay rise for Defence personnel, coupled with a rise in rents to market rates, will make recruitment and retention issues worse.
New Zealand First says Government cuts in the Budget of up to $400 million a year from the Defence Force will increase the risk faced by frontline personnel.
New Zealand First says the resumption of military exercises between New Zealand and the United States will have positive outcomes for the region.