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2nd Mar '17 3:28:09 PM lcmortensen
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* 21 helicopters (NH90, SH-2G Super Seasprite, AW109)

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* 21 13 utility/transport helicopters (NH90, SH-2G AW109)
* 8 naval helicopters (SH-2G
Super Seasprite, AW109)Seasprite)
2nd Mar '17 1:16:46 AM lcmortensen
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2nd Mar '17 1:09:16 AM lcmortensen
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It is a scientific fact that New Zealand's army has the best name in the world: whilst it is known simply as "New Zealand Army" in English, in Maori it is known as ''Ngāti Tūmatauenga'' - "The Tribe of the God of War".


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* Like many other New Zealand government organisations, the Defence Force and its branches have Māori names:
** New Zealand Defence Force: '''Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa'' "New Zealand's line of defence"
** Royal New Zealand Air Force: ''Te Taua-a-rangi o Aotearoa'' "New Zealand's warriors of the sky"
** Royal New Zealand Navy: ''Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa'' "New Zealand's warriors of the sea"
** New Zealand Army: ''Ngāti Tūmatauenga'' "The Tribe of Tūmatauenga (the Māori god of war)".
28th Feb '17 4:36:15 AM lcmortensen
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* New Zealand is completely nuclear-free. Not only does it not possess any nuclear weapons, it's illegal to bring a nuclear weapon or nuclear-powered ship within 12 nautical miles of the New Zealand coastline.

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* New Zealand is completely nuclear-free. Not only does it not possess any nuclear weapons, it's illegal to bring a nuclear weapon or nuclear-powered ship within 12 nautical miles of the New Zealand coastline.
coastline. As the United States refuses to declare whether or not their Navy ships are nuclear equipped, they are effectively banned from New Zealand waters.
28th Feb '17 4:34:31 AM lcmortensen
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!!Fun facts
*New Zealand is completely nuclear-free. Not only does it not possess any nuclear weapons, it's illegal to bring a nuclear weapon or nuclear-powered ship within 12 nautical miles of the New Zealand coastline.
1st Aug '16 8:03:04 AM DeepRed
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* The 1977 film ''Sleeping Dogs'' features the NZ Army as supporting characters.

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* The 1977 film ''Sleeping Dogs'' features the NZ Army as supporting characters.characters, as do ''Shaker Run'' (1985) and ''Never Say Die'' (1988).
23rd Jan '16 5:58:36 PM lcmortensen
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[-Army-]
* 105 light armoured vehicles (NZLAV)
* 321 light operational vehicles (Pinzgauer)
23rd Jan '16 5:51:14 PM lcmortensen
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The New Zealand Defence Force is the armed forces of UsefulNotes/NewZealand, tasked with the defense of the country.

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The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is the armed forces of UsefulNotes/NewZealand, tasked with the defense of the country.



!!The New Zealand Defence Force in Fiction

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!!The New Zealand Defence Force !!NZDF equipment

[-Air Force-]
*21 helicopters (NH90, SH-2G Super Seasprite, AW109)
*7 transport aircraft (C-130 Hercules, Boeing 757)
*6 maritime patrol aircraft (P-3 Orion)
*15 trainer aircraft (T-6 Texan II, Super King Air)

[-Navy-]
* 2 ''Anzac'' class frigates
* 1 multi-role vessel (HMNZS ''Canterbury'')
* 1 replenishment vessel (HMNZS ''Endeavour'')
* 2 ''Protector'' class offshore patrol vessels
* 4 ''Protector'' class inshore patrol vessels
* 1 diving tender (HMNZS ''Manawanui'')

!!NZDF
in Fiction
21st Sep '15 5:10:13 PM MarkLungo
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The military was descended from the militias that followed the settlement of New Zealand by the British. The militias had to deal with the Maori warrior tribes, as well as supporting the British presence there. Their first foray into global conflict came with [[SecondBoerWar the Boer War]]. They were [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery the other half]] of the ANZAC name in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and they also served in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Second War]]. You may see them wearing the iconic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_hat "lemon squeezer" hat]], which is still used today on ceremonial occasions. A battalion was deployed during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar as the only force to be fully 'professional' - i.e. entirely made up of professional soldiers, with no conscripts or volunteers in their numbers.

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The military was descended from the militias that followed the settlement of New Zealand by the British. The militias had to deal with the Maori warrior tribes, as well as supporting the British presence there. Their first foray into global conflict came with [[SecondBoerWar [[UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar the Boer War]]. They were [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery the other half]] of the ANZAC name in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and they also served in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Second War]]. You may see them wearing the iconic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_hat "lemon squeezer" hat]], which is still used today on ceremonial occasions. A battalion was deployed during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar as the only force to be fully 'professional' - i.e. entirely made up of professional soldiers, with no conscripts or volunteers in their numbers.
28th May '15 1:26:53 AM DeepRed
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[-WORLD WAR ONE-]
* ''Chunuk Bair'' (1992) told the story of the Wellington Regiment of ANZAC troops serving at Gallipoli.

[-WORLD WAR TWO-]
* The 2004 short film ''Tama Tu'' explored the close bonds between Maori Battalion soldiers in Italy.
* ''Home By Christmas'' (2010)

[-MODERN DAY-]
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