Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Are Rocket Lab’s enterprises in New Zealands national interest?

Monday, June 29th, 2020
Rocket Lab

It’s one of our most lauded companies: a true New Zealand success story – but how much do we know about what Rocket Lab is carrying into outer space, and who it’s carrying that load for? Today on The Detail, Emile Donovan speaks to investigative journalist Ollie Neas about the company’s deep ties with the Read more

Sexual abuse trial starts for Aussie bishop

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The trial of an Australian Catholic bishop charged with six counts of being grossly indecent with five boys under the age of 15 has started in Perth. The trial of the former head of the Australian Catholic military diocese, Bishop Max Davis, is expected to run into next week. The court has been told that Read more

Catholic Workers plan peace vigils against Iraq deployment

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Catholic Workers groups in the Hokianga and Otaki are organising peace vigils to oppose military deployment to Iraq. The vigils are among those to be held around New Zealand at 5pm on March 5 under the auspices of Peace Movement Aotearoa. They will call for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace Read more

Memorial to NZ military chaplains unveiled

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Chief of the New Zealand Army, Major General Dave Gawn MBE and Roman Catholic Bishop to the Military, Archbishop John Dew, along with the Catholic community gathered for the blessing and unveiling of a bronze Risen Christ. The bronze of the figure of the Risen Christ is a tribute to the Catholic military chaplains Read more

Family friendly workplaces take on a whole new dimension

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Latifa Nabizada’s daughter often goes to work with her helicopter pilot mum. Malalai has flown over 300 missions because the Afghan air force has no childcare facility. Family friendly workplaces take on a whole new dimension when going to work with a parent means heading to the frontline. In some ways Latifa’s story is heroic. Read more

Military atheists seeking the rights and benefits offered to religious groups

Friday, August 26th, 2011

“If there’s a reason to support religion in the military, it’s the ethics and values that come out of it, not the supernatural claims,” he said. “We also have constructive ethics and values, but we rally around humanism rather than the supernatural,” said Army Capt Ryan Jean.

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