Prime Minister John Key has been hoodwinking New Zealanders about the deployment of troops to Iraq, says New Zealand First.
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New Zealand First says the Government must take quick, decisive action over problems facing the Defence Force after revelations that the Navy has had to can its Antarctic fisheries patrols because its ships are not up to the task.
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 says news that three airmen died in a pre-dawn helicopter crash because it was too expensive to accommodate them in a hotel is symptomatic of the Government’s slash and burn polices which have created false economies.