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 Wikinfo | New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealand is a Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy governed by a 120-member unicameral parliament, from which an executive cabinet of about 20 ministers is selected.
The New Zealand cabinet is led by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, currently (April 2003) Helen Clark of the centre-left Labour party, which governs in coalition with the further-left Progressive Coalition party, and with support from the centre-right United Future.
New Zealand's most popular sports are rugby (primarily rugby union but also rugby league), football (the most popular sport amongst children), cricket, and netball (the sport with the most players); golf, tennis, rowing and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=New_Zealand   (1533 words)

 MILITARY HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealanders fought in most of the battles leading up to the fall of Jerusalem and the defeat of the Ottoman Army, and were praised for their fighting alongside their Australian and British comrades.
In June 1917 the New Zealand Division further distinguished itself in the storming of Messines ridge and the capture of the village of Messines.
New Zealand provided personnel for service in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy was placed at the Admiralty's disposal and new medium bombers waiting in the United Kingdom to be shipped to New Zealand were made available to the RAF.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Military_history_of_New_Zealand   (10386 words)

 New Zealand Military Reform - CDI Military Reform Project
New Zealand's greatest force abroad recently has been in East Timor, where approximately 700 troops were deployed with the UN Support Mission in East Timor with the final New Zealand battalion group which was on the island until November 2002.
Twenty-six New Zealanders serve with the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai, separating Egypt and Israel.
New Zealand's reductions of its air and naval combat forces, while generally in line with the trends in its public opinion, have caused some difficulty in relations with countries of the region.
www.cdi.org /mrp/new-zealand-pr.cfm   (2724 words)

 New Zealand - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealand is often referred to as the 8th state of Australia.
With a population of almost 56, New Zealand is often referred to as New Z-land, mainly due to the difficulty citizens of America have wuth pronouncing 'Zed'.
New Zealand has the most beautiful sheep in the world and is the envy of all nations, many of whose male citizens are tempted by the these woolly sirens.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand   (3317 words)

 New Zealand government extends Afghanistan military operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced on April 10 that the country’s military intervention in Afghanistan is to be extended until September 2007.
New Zealand’s prompt support for the invasion earned the plaudits of then US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who declared the Labour government to be a “very, very, very good friend” of the White House.
New Zealand has been involved in military operations in Afghanistan since December 2001 and the so-called “reconstruction team” was deployed in September 2003.
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/apr2006/newz-a18.shtml   (1097 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The population of New Zealand is mostly of European descent, with the indigenous Māori as the largest minority.
Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and is represented in the country by a non-political Governor-General.
New Zealand was involved in a Constitutional Convention in March 1891 in Sydney, New South Wales, along with the then-colonies of Australia.
encyc.connectonline.com.cob-web.org:8888 /index.php/New_Zealand   (4352 words)

 New Zealand Military History
The New Zealand Colonial, or Maori, Wars were a series a related conflicts between the Maori tribes of the North Island and the British authorities - initially represented by Imperial British forces then by local the Colonial Defence Force (Belich, 1986).
'Kayforce' was New Zealand's contribution to the UN land effort in Korea (King, 1981).
New Zealand sent troops to Malaya to serve in the Commonwealth Brigade (King, 1981).
www.balagan.org.uk /war/nz/index.htm   (573 words)

 Dealing with Wayward New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealand's antinuclear policies lend credibility to a wider South Pacific antinuclear movement that seeks to deny alternative military bases to the U.S. This movement is supported by pro-Soviet trade unions in Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand's small naval defense force of four aging Leander-class frigates and 6 P-3 O@ion antisubmarine aircraft would not be able to defeat the most modern Soviet attack submarines.
New Zealand has not been able to compensate for the loss of access to U.S. intelligence, U.S. spare parts, ammunition stocks, and the knowledge of new developments in military doctrine that had been available in its ANZUS relationship.24 New Zealand military officers have strongly opposed Ubor's antinuclear policies.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/asb90.cfm   (4629 words)

 New Zealand Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ngāti Tumatauenga or New Zealand Army is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians.
New Zealand decided in 2003 to replace its existing fleet of M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, purchased in the 1960s, with the LAVIII [1], and the M113s were decommissioned by the end of 2004.
British forces and Māori fought in various New Zealand Wars starting in the north of the country in 1845, and culminating in major campaign in the Waikato in the mid 1860s, during which settler forces were used with great effect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_Army   (1300 words)

 Military Museums in New Zealand : New Zealand Military Museums, New Zealand War Memorial
The New Zealand war memorial reflects on New Zealand's part in the wars of the world.
New Zealand's military museums draw on a rich cultural heritage reflecting both European and Maori strands of society.
There are major military museums in New Zealand in each of the main cities and frequently very good local museums in many towns.
www.tourism.net.nz /new-zealand/nz/military-museums   (390 words)

 New Zealand Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
Initially New Zealand's military pilots were trained at the 2 private flying schools situated at Kohimarama in Auckland and Sockburn in Christchurch.
During early 1934 the NZPAF was given permission to change it's name to the Royal New Zealand Air Force by the King, and the RNZAF came into being on 27 February 1934.
By the 1990's the whole New Zealand Defence situation had changed with the withdrawal from the ANZUS alliance.
www.adf-serials.com /nz-serials/main.shtml   (1455 words)

 Fujitsu implements military messaging at New Zealand Defence Force : FUJITSU New Zealand
New Zealand Defence Force personnel are currently serving in 19 missions around the world, from Afghanistan and the Gulf of Oman in support of Operating Enduring Freedom, the global war against terrorism, to logistical support in Antarctica.
In September 2003, the New Zealand Defence Force decided to embark on a project to modernise its Military Message Handling System to a X.400 email-based system that would provide greater interoperability with the messaging systems of its allies, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
One of the major benefits of the new military messaging system is that it is tightly integrated into Microsoft Outlook and is therefore very intuitive to access and use.
www.fujitsu.com /nz/interaction/archives/2006/200605-03.html   (1243 words)

 New Zealand military medals mounting and replicas
The New Zealand Operational Service medal is awarded to military service men and women, and some civilians, who served New Zealand off-shore on operational service since the end of World War II in 1945.
In the mid 1960's New Zealanders were involved with Malaysia in its confrontation with Indonesia by active service on the Malay Peninsula mainland and in Borneo.
Applications for the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal from eligible New Zealand personnel and deceased next-of-kin are being administered by the New Zealand Defence Forces Medals Office as agent for the Malaysian Government.
premierstrategics.com /nzmedalmount.html   (2088 words)

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Aussiegunner RE:The New Zealand Military is so bad for it's GDP 8/22/2004 2:02:24 AM "All they really need to do is upgrade Orion and use it for maritime strike with Harpoons." Apparently there is a project for ASM's to be bought for the Orions, with Harpoons being the most likely canditate I'd say.
North Asia is New Zealand's largest area for export and the Mid-East is its largest growing, so they can't afford not to be able to protect their ships enroute.
This would be detrimental to New Zealand, due to a large buisiness investment in the region and the risk of organised crime and terrorism basing itself there.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/30-24959.aspx   (1249 words)

 Your best source for New Zealand bred eventing horses
New Zealand has an unrivalled record at producing the world's best eventers and you can find more of them with the help of the team at Eventers.co.nz.
You'd be surprised what great value New Zealand horses can be – you can buy a truly sound and sane New Zealand eventer for much less than you may have imagined.
The New Zealand eventing team is currently holding onto fifth place at the (WEG)...
www.eventers.co.nz /index.shtml   (799 words)

 New Zealand in the Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New Zealand was governed as an autonomous dominion of the British Empire.
New Zealanders also fought in Greece, Crete, Italy and the Soloman Islands.
More than 7,000 New Zealanders served at sea during the Second World War of which 451 were killed and 134 were wounded.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWnewzealand.htm   (346 words)

 Pravda.RU Kirghizia authorized stationing of military contingent from New Zealand on its territory`
New Zealand, in its turn, is prepared to pay "reasonable" aircraft parking and landing fees in the airport.
The New Zealand military contingent is expected to arrive in Manas in the nearest future to replace Norwegian servicemen who already left for home.
The government of Kirghizia approved the agreement to station a military contingent of armed forces of New Zealand on the territory of the military air force base of the anti-terrorist coalition in the Manas airport in the Kirghiz capital.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2003/06/07/48007.html   (1945 words)

 NZDF — Medals Home Page
Because the military history of New Zealand is inextricably linked with Britain, British medals awarded to New Zealanders have been included.
Both the British and New Zealand system of awards have seen considerable change over the past two decades and a range of indigenous New Zealand awards has now replaced British military and state awards.
The main focus of this website is on military awards, however many military personnel have been, and still are, recipients of the same State Honours which are awarded to the civilian population.
medals.nzdf.mil.nz   (537 words)

 Researching Australian military service: New Zealand 1860-66
Some service records may be held in Archives New Zealand; refer to Archives New Zealand Reference Guide 3.
As Australians who served in these wars fought in New Zealand, not Australian regiments, their names do not appear on the Memorial's Roll of Honour database.
H.G. Longley, The New Zealand Wars, 1845–1866: medal rolls of officers and men of the New Zealand Colonial Units who received the medal for services in the New Zealand Wars 1845–1866.
www.awm.gov.au /research/infosheets/new_zealand.asp   (218 words)

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises 8,998 regular force, 2,230 territorial force Service men and women and 2,256 civilian staff across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force, operating as Three Services – One Force.
New Zealand was a member of the "force of the willing" which recently brought stability to the country of Timor Leste.
This website provides a comprehensive overview of the activities of the New Zealand Defence Force, who we are and what we do.
www.nzdf.mil.nz   (453 words)

 New Zealand - Military
New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF): New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force (2006)
17 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed until the age of 18 (2001)
Military expenditures - dollar figure - per capita:
www.exxun.com /NewZealand/h_ml.html   (185 words)

 FIJI MILITARY TELLS NEW ZEALAND TO BUTT OUT - November 2, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But military’s spokesperson, Major Neumi Leweni, has told the news agency Pacnews that Miss Clark should not interfere in the current standoff between the military and the government, as the Fiji army has the capabilities to deal with the situation.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand foreign minister, Winston Peters, has expressed New Zealand’s deep concern at continued threats from the Fiji military commander against the democratically elected government of Fiji.
A New Zealand travel advisory says although the situation is currently calm, this could change with little warning.
pidp.eastwestcenter.org /pireport/2006/November/11-02-03.htm   (249 words)

 New Zealand Government : Military : NZ Army, NZ Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force & Returned Servicemen Associations
New Zealand government and military directory offering a selection of professional companies and services, including banks, construction, animals, electrical, energy, food, government, legal advice, organisations and real estate in New Zealand.
New Zealand government and military information for an extensive selection of professional companies and services, including real estate, animals, banks, employment, government agencies, marine and other businesses relevant to New Zealand government and military.
New Zealand Army - Take a cybertour around the NZ Army Web Site to check out our activities at home and abroad or find out what it's really like to be in.
www.newzealandnz.co.nz /links/Government/Military   (414 words)

 New Zealand's source for World News on Stuff.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RAUL IN CHARGE: Raul Castro, chief of Cuba's army and brother of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, leads a military parade in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution in Havana.
The biggest military parade in Cuba since 1986 capped five days of celebrations that felt more like a farewell than a birthday party and included conferences on Castro's place in history.
Castro's health overshadowed the military display that experts say was meant as a show of muscle to anyone who thinks communist Cuba is vulnerable because of uncertainty over its the future leadership.
www.stuff.co.nz /stuff/0,2106,3886988a12,00.html   (793 words)

 New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, Miss Clark said based on the advice she had received there was no doubt the military was making threats.
"New Zealand is very concerned about the commander's threats that he will overthrow the legitimate government in Suva if it does not do what he says," Mr Peters said.
Both New Zealand and Australia had firm views about democracy and good governance, which were not always welcomed.
www.stuff.co.nz /stuff/0,2106,3832415a11,00.html   (702 words)

 Fort Taiaroa Otago Peninsula New Zealand Military History Museums Dunedin
When New Zealand became a British Colony in 1840, England was expected to provide protection from enemies;, however in the 1870°s New Zealand was made responsible for its own land defence, and a scheme was prepared to defend to major ports.
The stone forts were easily visible and with advances in optics the enemy gun layers could get an accurate range by focusing on the sharp outlines of the structure.
Forts of stone and masonry construction proved to be more dangerous under bombardment than the new system, as incoming shells penetrated the soft earthen material and caused much less injury when exploding.
www.albatross.org.nz /Fort.htm   (616 words)

 New Zealand Military Flags
The New Zealand Army uses the National Flag of New Zealand.
The central red circle is almost one third the depth of the flag.
The flag of the Royal New Zealand Returned Services' Association (RSA) is divided into 3 horizonal bars (blue-yellow-blue) with the Union Flag in the usual upper left and the RSA logo centred on the yellow bar.
www.fotw.net /flags/nz^.html   (184 words)

 People's Daily Online -- China, New Zealand to boost military exchanges
China and New Zealand on Thursday pledged to enhance high-level exchanges between the armed forces of the two countries.
"China-New Zealand military ties have deepened since the two countries established diplomatic ties 34 years ago." Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan told visiting Jerry Mataparae, chief of New Zealand's Defence Forces.
Echoing Cao's remarks, Mataparae said New Zealand hoped to maintain frequent high-level exchanges and increase cooperation between the two armed forces.
english.people.com.cn /200610/13/eng20061013_311342.html   (170 words)

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