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  1. Video for Elite SAS Trooper says a soldiers duty is to fight
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    Elite SAS Trooper says a soldiers duty is to fight

    There have been reports out of Iraq of a missile attack on Camp Taji where it is believed 45 New Zealand Troops are stationed. Arab News reported that the rockets hit Wednesday morning (NZ time). Veteran soldier Joe Glen says, "all of New Zealand's troops are trained to cope with hostile conditions and its most important for them to follow protocol at this time."   

  2. Video for First NZ Defence Force contingent departs for Australian fires
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    First NZ Defence Force contingent departs for Australian fires

    The first of three NZ Air Force NH90 helicopters and crew have departed for New South Wales to support the Australian Defence Force efforts in tackling the Australian fires.

  3. Video for Bushfires set to destroy up to 5 million hectares
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    Bushfires set to destroy up to 5 million hectares

    Officials said so far 4.9 million hectares have been "burnt out" and it is expected to grow.

  4. Video for ANZAC's build giant plastic house in Iraq for Christmas
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    ANZAC's build giant plastic house in Iraq for Christmas

    Task Group Taji, the ANZAC contingent had the strangest Christmas for their Iraqi trainees. Using huge, lego-like plastic bricks, TG Taji built a life-size training whare, to help the Iraqi Security Forces refine their urban warfare skills. CPT Jonty Hooson, TG Taji IX says, "The bigger rewarding thing than that would be, to see everyone using it to upskill their ability in urban operations. "The hardest part in building the Urban Training Facility, which is a bit like lego, is building the floor, but once we got the foundation sorted, building up, was quite a breeze."

  5. Video for Ngāti Tūmatauenga heeds the call of duty at Christmastime
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    Ngāti Tūmatauenga heeds the call of duty at Christmastime

    As Aotearoa spends Christmas with their loved ones, 150 New Zealand Defence Force personnel are serving aborad. Forty-five of those soldiers are currently deployed to Iraq, more than 15,000 kilometers away from Aotearoa. We spoke to three Māori soldiers based in Camp Taji. Even through Christmas Ngāti Tūmatauenga continues with its mission to protect freedom across the globe.

  6. Video for NZDF land symbolically returned to Ngāti Rangi
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    NZDF land symbolically returned to Ngāti Rangi

    Today Central North Island iwi Ngāti Rangi was given back 77 hectares of their ancestral land at Te Irirangi, south of Waiouru.

  7. Video for "Aotearoa's great, but there's so much more" - Rangatahi mull NZDF future
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    "Aotearoa's great, but there's so much more"- Rangatahi mull NZDF future

    Students Teaukutai Devon James Cook and Tanykah Wilson have decided to join the New Zealand Defence Forces when they finish school.  The pair made their decision this week after being put through their paces at a careers experience alongside 38 other students. 

  8. Video for Renowned Māori carver gifts taonga for new $103mil naval vessel
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    Renowned Māori carver gifts taonga for new $103mil naval vessel

    Premier Māori artist Professor Derek Lardelli gifted a special toki at the ceremony celebrating Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s commissioning of the new $103mil vessel HMNZS Manawanui.

  9. Video for Whānau mourn loss of Lance Corporal Kahotea
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    Whānau mourn loss of Lance Corporal Kahotea

    The investigation into the death of Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea is continuing. Of Ngāti Pukenga and Ngāiterangi descent on his father's side, Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea is a direct descendant of Taiaho Hori Ngātai, the only surviving chief of the Battle of Gate Pā 155 yrs ago.

  10. Video for SAS soldier killed in training accident in Auckland
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    SAS soldier killed in training accident in Auckland

    A member of the New Zealand SAS has died after a training accident in Auckland last night. The trooper was taken by helicopter to Auckland City Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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