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Military Exercise 9 October - 18 November

 The New Zealand Defence Force with support from 14 other nations will be carrying out a military exercise over the period 9 October till 18 November 2017.

The exercise will use both public roads and private land and will cover all areas within the Greymouth, Reefton, Westport, Buller, Marlborough and Kaikoura regions.

Soldiers with weapons and military vehicles will be operating in these areas at all times. Blank firing activities and use of pyrotechnics will also be conducted throughout with a focus on Joint operational field training.

The Royal New Zealand Navy will be operating throughout the Marlborough Sounds at all times throughout the exercise.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will be operating fixed wing aircraft and helicopters and undertaking aerial drops from Hercules aircraft at times throughout the exercise.

You can keep up to date with the exercise on the official Facebook page:

Queries regarding the exercise should be directed to:

NZDF: 021 487 980 or

RNZAF Journal Volume 4: Call for papers

The RNZAF Air Power Development Centre (APDC) is calling for air power related papers written in an academic style of 2000 to 5000 words length for inclusion in the RNZAF Journal. Papers may be submitted in Microsoft Word format at any time from now until 31 January 2018 to the following e-mail address:

Author’s requiring guidance on selecting a topic, or who prefer having a question to evaluate may contact the APDC directly.

Papers must be the author’s original work using the Chicago referencing style including footnotes and bibliography. Dual authored papers are acceptable. Submitted papers should not have been previously published in any Journal. Only unclassified material is to be used when writing papers. The RNZAF Journal Review Board will consider papers for publication.

The APDC is also calling for military aviation book reviews. Contemporary or historical book reviews are acceptable of 300 to 500 words length for inclusion into the RNZAF Journal.

The RNZAF Journal Volume 3 may be found in APDC section of this site

APDC Phone: 368-7780 or 06 3515780