Defence Force signs up company to clear firing ranges in Afghanistan

The NZ Defence Force (NZDF) has enlisted a contractor to clear firing ranges used by Kiwi troops in Afghanistan. It was ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in November to urgently clear the ranges following the Stuff Circuit investigation, Life + Limb. The investigation exposed the deaths Read More …

NZ Defence Force say firing range was cleared before Afghan children died

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) says a firing range was cleared the year before seven children died from a device allegedly left behind on a NZDF firing range in Afghanistan. A Stuff Circuit investigation has revealed 17 civilians were Read More …

NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island Read More …

U.S., Allied Forces Launch EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

In a first-of-its-kind event, expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States arrived in Guam August 14 to conduct Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training in exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB brings together more than 100 Sailors from four Indo-Pacific Read More …

Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Read More …

The Government of New Zealand donates USD 160,000 and deploys in-kind specialized personnel to support UNMAS explosive hazard management activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a contribution of NZD 250,000 (USD 160,000) from the Government of New Zealand and is grateful for the deployment of an in-kind Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat Mitigation Advisor to support explosive Read More …