RNZN to undertake historic survey and submerged WWII bomb disposal in Pacific Islands mission

Operation Calypso will involve the 70-strong Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) crew carrying out maritime security patrols, hydrographic surveys and community engagement activities during visits to Niue, Fiji and Vanuatu. While in Niue, HMNZS Manawanui will take seven people from Read More …

US Army EOD technicians train with allies during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada

5TH CANADIAN DIVISION SUPPORT BASE GAGETOWN, New Brunswick, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are training with military personnel from eight partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada, Read More …

New Zealand: Video shows bumbling would-be bank robbers’ attempt to blow up an ANZ cash machine

The moment two bumbling would-be bank robbers used homemade explosives to blow their way into a Hamilton ATM can now be shown for the first time. CCTV footage of the unsolved August 2020 pipe bomb attack clearly shows how two Read More …

New Zealand: Seven pipe bombs, two suspects and zero leads in Hamilton attack

The pair behind a pipe-bomb attack on a money machine that left shrapnel holes in a suburban New Zealand mall and unexploded devices laying about appear to have got away with it. In the last decade 26 New Zealanders have Read More …

American Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers participate in multinational exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are participating in a multinational counter explosive threat exercise at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 4. During Exercise Ardent Defender, American Soldiers Read More …

New Zealand: Loud bang heard as police, Defence Force investigate ‘item of concern’

Witnesses have described hearing a loud bang as police and the New Zealand Defence Force dealt with a suspicious item in Palmerston North. Police officers closed a section of Pioneer Highway, between Shamrock and Lyndhurst streets, in Palmerston North on Read More …

On the 3rd anniversary of the Christchurch attack, the Ukraine crisis asks the West to rethink its definitions of terrorism

As the Russian invasion unfolds, a deep vein of Ukrainian nationalism – already irritated by the annexation of Crimea and a Russian-backed insurgency in the Donbas region – has been unleashed. Ordinary civilians have called themselves to arms, vowed to Read More …

NZ Defence Force finishes clearance of Afghanistan firing ranges, finds more than 1000 explosives

The Defence Force has completed the clearance of its former firing ranges in Bamyan, Afghanistan, an effort that began after a Stuff Circuit investigated uncovered civilian casualties. More than 1000 unexploded ordnance and explosive war remnants were found and destroyed. Read More …

Women who did dangerous work for New Zealand in Afghanistan are now threatened by the Taliban

Back in 2018, when the world was a different place, “A” made what would become a life-defining decision. From her home in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan, soon after graduating from university, she signed up for a team which was breaking gender Read More …

New Zealand: Three years in prison for fake bomb maker

An airport security officer who planted a fake bomb was “cruel” in executing his plan two days after the Christchurch mosque attacks, a judge said. Preetam Prakash Maid (32) appeared in the Dunedin District Court for sentence yesterday and was Read More …