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  New Zealand
The New Zealand pattern wheeled carrier was built on a quad chassis from Canada with plans of the (British) India pattern wheeled carrier Mk II.
In 1940 New Zealand was in much the same situation as Australia in that they were unlikely to get any armored vehicles from the U.K.and so had to look to themselves.
The only true New Zealand tank to reach prototype stage, and was based on the chassis of the GM 6 cwt truck, and suspension units from a Universal Carrier.
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  Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (army corps) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.
In addition there was the New Zealand Infantry Brigade and two mounted brigades; the Australian 1st Light Horse Brigade and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade.
Instead the New Zealand and Australian Division was formed with the two infantry brigades plus two mounted brigades (1st LH and NZMR).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_and_New_Zealand_Army_Corps_(army_corps)   (543 words)

  
 New Zealand - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
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.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/w/New_Zealand_2311.html   (4258 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (popularly abbreviated as ANZAC) was originally an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought in World War I at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front.
The original formation (the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), which served at Gallipoli, was commanded by General William Birdwood and comprised the Australian 1st Division and the New Zealand and Australian Division.
Australian and New Zealand Divisions were involved in a number of engagements during the Battle of the Somme (1916) while components of British corps but it was only during the Battle of Pozieres, 23rd July 1916, that an Anzac formation participated as a whole.
www.ipedia.com /australian_and_new_zealand_army_corps.html   (678 words)

  
 New Zealand army denies damaging Afghanistan Buddha ruins : Australasia World
Najibullah Harar, head of the information and culture department in Bamian province, was reported as saying a controlled explosion by New Zealand army bomb disposal experts had damaged the remains of one of the Buddhas which were toppled by the Taliban in 2001.
Harar was quoted as saying the New Zealanders, who have a provincial reconstruction team in the area, had damaged the ruins of the smaller of the two statues.
A statement from New Zealand Defence Force headquarters in Wellington said bomb disposal experts with the team had been asked by the Disarmament of Illegally Armed Groups (DIAG) to safely detonate an 85 millimetre anti-tank rocket found as part of an unexploded ordnance cache in the vicinity of the statues in Bamian township.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/203078,new-zealand-army-denies-damaging-afghanistan-buddha-ruins.html   (454 words)

  
 New Zealand Army 1939-41
New Zealand's contribution to the Commonwealth war effort began with the decision taken on 6 September 1939 to mobilize a Special Force of three battalions from each of the three military districts.
In New Zealand, the 14th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, NZA (41st, 42nd, 43rd Light AA Batteries) was raised in 1941 and moved to Egypt with the 5th Reinforcements on 7 April 1941.
The New Zealand Territorial Force was not idle during the period from 3 September 1939 until Japan's entry into the war on 7 December 1941.
home.adelphia.net /~dryan67/orders/nz.html   (1225 words)

  
 Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory
EziBuy is donating $30,000 worth of clothing and homeware to The Salvation Army to bring relief to a number of low-income families throughout New Zealand.
The Salvation Army is committed to assisting all people without regard to nationality, race, belief, sexuality, ability, or judgement of behaviour.
Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory.
www.salvationarmy.org.nz   (416 words)

  
 Asia Pacific Defense Forum Fall 1998
New Zealand soldiers, sailors, and airmen are currently taking part in nine different peacekeeping operations, working in a dozen different countries.
New Zealand has agreed to maintain its group of UN Military Observers in the former Yugoslavia until early 1998, its demining training team of NZ Army Engineers in Mozambique until 1999, and yet another Kiwi demining training team is joining the new multinational effort in Laos.
New Zealand's demining training contributions began in 1989 with the UNMCTT (United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team) in Peshawar, Pakistan (intended to train Afghans after the ten-year Soviet/Afghan war).
www.pacom.mil /forum/Fall_98/Kiwi_r.html   (1133 words)

  
 The New Zealand Wars
This new name (and Ward) emphasised that the wars were in reality a conflict between New Zealand's two peoples, Maori and new settlers from Britain.
Another name, the Colonial New Zealand Wars is also used, especially by Tim Ryan and Bill Parham in the title of their lavishly illustrated and well written book.
And, on the question of 'civil wars', some historians have recently suggested that the New Zealand Wars were really civil wars fought between a number of Maori tribes, with settlers and the Crown almost relegated to the role of bystanders.
www.newzealandwars.co.nz   (1868 words)

  
 New Zealand army denies damaging Afghanistan Buddha statues
The New Zealand army denied Sunday damaging the ruins of one of Afghanistan's famous Bamian Buddha statues while detonating an unexploded rocket in the area.
Najibullah Harar, head of the information and culture department in Bamian province, was reported as saying a controlled explosion by New Zealand army bomb disposal experts had damaged one of the remaining Buddha statues.
A statement from New Zealand defence force headquarters in Wellington said bomb disposal experts with the team had been asked by the Disarmament of Illegally Armed Groups (DIAG) to safely detonate an 85 mm anti-tank rocket found as part of a cache of ordnance in the vicinity of the statues in Bamian township.
www.newzealandnews.net /story/355403   (454 words)

  
 NEW ZEALAND: Army caught in political imbroglio - 22 September 2001
New Zealand Labour's Minister of Defence, Mark Burton, has finally conceded that a Parliamentary enquiry will be held into claims that the Army organised a covert political strategy to increase its share of defence funding and lobbied to end the Royal NZ Air Force's combat arm, the A4 Skyhawks.
The Army considered that future forces would be engaged in "manoeuvre warfare" (alongside more heavily equipped allies) and that fast, agile light armoured vehicles would be required not only to carry the infantry, but to provide effective firepower in support.
Army had to identify and control the pathways to the making of defence policy and then "gain the requisite degree of control over the policy-making process; co-ordinated at the highest level to ensure each campaign advances the strategic purpose".
www.newsweekly.com.au /articles/2001sep22_nzarmy.html   (1983 words)

  
 Warriors welcome a new leader - Wanganui Chronicle - 2006-04-29 05:00:00.0 - localnews
While camouflage suits and standard khaki army uniforms, high polished footwear and gold braid dominated the scene, the procedure was very much in Maori mode — a unique ceremonial format that the New Zealand Army has adopted for its formal occasions.
The highlight of the morning was the passing of the cloak of leadership from Lt Gen Jerry Mateparae, the new chief of New Zealand Defence Force to his replacement as Chief of the Army, Maj Gen Lou Gardiner.
The 54-year-old joined the New Zealand Army in 1971 and after graduating from the Royal Military College at Duntroon, Australia, was appointed to the Royal New Zealand Ordnance Corps.
www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz /localnews/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3682290&thesection=localnews&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection   (509 words)

  
 New Zealand Army Organisation - Defence Talk Forum
The new structure is therefore to include 3x rifle coy's and 3x platoon's per coy, but with platoon strength enhanced, though the addition of Maneurvre support (MS) teams per platoon.
New Zealand has most of the elements for a regular brigade they just need to brought together under one command.
NZ army operates essentially as seperate units within a brigade structure, there is no intention from army or Government that they will ever operate as a brigade.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4547   (2983 words)

  
 History of the  New Zealand Womens Army Corps
The Tui continued to be used as the emblem for the New Zealand Women's Army Corps and finally the New Zealand Women's Royal Army Corps.
It was the last badge to be worn by New Zealand WRAC's, worn by all ranks, it was an anodised aluminium badge with a green enamel garter.
Of special interest, is the fact that when the NZ Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was renamed the NZ Women's Royal Army Corps the direction in which the Tui bird faces on the hat badge was reversed from that which it faced on the NZWAAC hat badge.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-nz/nzwrac.htm   (1005 words)

  
 RNZRSA - RSA Review Articles - Modernising New Zealand’s Army Toward 2010 - May 2004
The New Zealand Light Armoured Vehicle (NZLAV) is a key component in the modernisation of the NZDF’s capabilities.
However, as former US Army Chief of Staff, General Eric Shinseki said ‘it is not a question of how much armour you put on it’ adding that Iraqi paramilitaries had destroyed two M1 Main Battle Tanks using RPGs, ‘the idea is to avoid taking the hit in the first place’.
Right now the Army’s energies are focussed on our people – giving the resources and training we need and then harnessing the professionalism and commitment of our people to create an integrated force capable of precision manoeuvre through the full spectrum of conflict.
www.rsa.org.nz /review/art2004may/article_3.htm   (1163 words)

  
 Proposed Formation of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps | NZETC
New Zealand desires to assist in the manner best conforming to the British war effort and may not wish to be associated automatically with a possible aggressive Australian attitude regarding strategy….
However, if the New Zealand and Commonwealth Governments so desire, I am prepared to accept the appointment provided that I can remain a servant of the New Zealand Government by continuing to be GOC 2nd NZEF, and provided the New Zealand Division remains part of the Corps I command.
His desire to remain under the authority of the New Zealand Government and to continue as GOC 2nd NZEF if appointed Corps Commander is favourably regarded by War Cabinet.
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-2Doc-c1.html   (4322 words)

  
 Vietnam veterans honoured in New Zealand - Telegraph
Soldiers of the New Zealand army who fought in Vietnam have received an official “welcome home” and apologies for their treatment, more than three decades after the war ended.
A 37-gun salute was fired to mark the number of New Zealanders who died in action during the war, and six air force Iroquois helicopters flew overhead in their honour.
More than 3,500 New Zealand troops fought in Vietnam between 1964 and 1972 after the government of the day decided to commit forces in support of the United States and Australia.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/2061710/Vietnam-veterans-honoured-in-New-Zealand.html   (530 words)

  
 DEFENCE – ARMED SERVICES: ARMY, NEW ZEALAND - The Army Today - 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
The New Zealand Army is raised, maintained, and organised under the authority of the New Zealand Army Act 1950, and consists of the Regular Force, the Territorial Force, the Army Reserve, the Cadet Corps, and other military forces raised in time of war or other like emergency.
New Zealand is divided into three military districts and each headquarters is responsible for the Territorial Brigade Group and Regular Field Force units located in the district.
The Army Schools' headquarters, Waiouru, administer a number of schools which provide courses for all ranks of the Regular Force and officers and non-commissioned officers of the Territorial Force and the New Zealand Cadet Corps.
www.teara.govt.nz /1966/D/DefenceArmedServicesArmyNewZealand/TheArmyToday/en   (1203 words)

  
 NZ Army - New Zealand Army Band
However, the scope of performance that the New Zealand Army Band undertakes is immense and varied.
Often they are able to show their ability as versatile performers promoting the New Zealand Army at home and around the world.
The New Zealand Army Band's performances are as varied as their invitations as feature guests to Arts Festivals, International sports fixtures, school and public concerts.
www.army.mil.nz /culture-and-history/nz-army-culture/nz-army-band/default.htm   (294 words)

  
 RNZN - Royal New Zealand Navy
Also on board were two Army engineers who spent a day conducting an assessment of the Fishing Rock and Boat Cove landing facilities with a view to upgrading these in the future.
The scholarship was presented to Rachel at the Christchurch Convention Centre on Monday 5 May by Commander Tony Millar, Commanding Officer of the new HMNZS Canterbury.
This prestigious scholarship was established by the Royal New Zealand Navy in 2005 on the occasion of the decommissioning of the frigate HMNZS Canterbury.
www.navy.mil.nz   (530 words)

  
 The New Zealand Wars
The purpose of Studies and Research is to compile a record of research underway in the New Zealand Wars field.
Our hope is to gather information about where the New Zealand Wars is being taught, research underway plus seminars, conferences, short-courses, publications and so on, given that the New Zealand Wars has generated (and will continue to generate) a reasonably large literature.
The site tours were made possible by the New Zealand Army who provided the bus (a good number of the students were from the Officer Corps - the NZ Wars paper was a mandatory part of their Defence Studies degree).
www.newzealandwars.co.nz /studies.html   (406 words)

  
 Stolen haul of military medals recovered in New Zealand
Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Bensemann told a news conference that the medals were recovered as a result of a 300,000 New Zealand dollars (US$234,000) reward offered last month 'that has encouraged a person to come forward and facilitate the return of the medals to police'.
The medals were stolen in a lightning early morning smash and grab raid on the museum near an army base at Waiouru, 300 km north of Wellington, on December 2.
The remaining balance was offered by a New Zealand businessman who was identified by news media as Tom Sturgess, a former US Marine and Vietnam War veteran.
www.newzealandnews.net /story/328102   (447 words)

  
 New Zealand army officer visits VN
New Zealand army officer visits VN New Zealand’s Chief of Army, Major General Jeremiah Mateparae was warmly welcomed to Viet Nam by the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu.
During their meeting on Tuesday in Ha Noi along with New Zealand’s Ambassador to Viet Nam Malcolm McGoun, Hieu and Mateparae reviewed the development of friendship and co-operation between the militaries of Viet Nam and New Zealand.
The talks aim to strengthen friendship, co-operation and understanding between the peoples and armies of the two countries for peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.
vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn /2004-10/13/Stories/12.htm   (132 words)

  
 New Zealand HQ : New Zealand Army
Links to New Zealand history from the arrival of the Maori, Captain Cook, theTreaty of Waitangi, Gallipoli, the Rainbow Warrior, recent economic reforms.
Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory
New Zealand HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
www.newzealandhq.com /newzealandarmy/index.php   (1003 words)

  
 New Zealand Army | VietnamWar.govt.nz
Chapter 1...A Teenager Goes to War People opened their daily newspaper, the Press, in my hometown of Christchurch on the morning of May 27, 1965, and read on the front page that New Zealand was at last to make a combat contribution to the escalating conflict in Vietnam.
Member of the New Zealand Army's Special Air Service, Trooper T Maaka, in the jungles of southern Malaysia training for deployment in Vietnam in 1971.
The New Zealand Army in it's sensitivity and care for it's troops and not to mention it's miserliness, no doubt called logistical problems, decided to ration us through the USA system without even a supplementation from NZ sources.
www.vietnamwar.govt.nz /browse/service/new-zealand-army   (298 words)

  
 The Salvation Army International Home Page
It features the international mission and services of The Salvation Army, and provides links to the territorial headquarters which direct its work in over 110 countries.
Three weeks after Cyclone Nargis ripped through southern Myanmar (Burma), The Salvation Army is continuing to distribute much-needed relief supplies to survivors and is planning a larger-scale assistance programme.
The Salvation Army in eastern India has set up a number of feeding programmes in the state of Mizoram, where large numbers of people are suffering as a result of a little-reported disaster.
www.salvationarmy.org   (428 words)

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