New Zealand: Armed police in Christchurch find ‘item of concern’ while executing search warrant

Armed police and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) bomb squad are inspecting an “item of concern” found at a Christchurch address tonight. It comes after police were conducting search warrants at two residential addresses on Grimseys Rd, Redwood, today Read More …

Australia: Nations combine on mine warfare activity

The Royal Australian Navy has laid sea mines for the first time in nearly 50 years during Exercise Dugong. The mine warfare and clearance diving activity, from March 4-22, was designed to test a combined force from Australia, New Zealand Read More …

New Zealand: Homemade explosive device discovered at New Lynn reserve

A “metal pipe bomb” was discovered at a New Lynn reserve this afternoon, prompting a response from police and the New Zealand Defence Force. Police said a person found a small homemade explosive device in a reserve near their home Read More …

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 …