Thinking of emigrating to New Zealand to join the defence force?
In case you missed it the first time round – New Zealand, 100% there for the taking, from the satirical advertising show The Gruen Transfer.
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“I mean, we aren’t really in the way are we, if all of the superpowers take their pissing matches too far? Would a nuclear winter really affect us? Would we become the last sanctuary of humanity?”
I met a chap who informed me that Auckland is in the drop zone for two bomb attacks, given our tactical location at the arse end of the Pacific. Whenuapai Long runway. Devonport deep sheltered port… apparently, acording to old x Viet flyer (?) the only location ‘tween Hawaii and Singapore, out of reach of Soviet and China Airforce, that could reapir a US carrier fleet.
I don’t know if any of this is true, but the old chap told a good yarn
Defence force cuts leads to drop in morale and increase in attrition
“The auditor-general has issued a highly critical report on the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) cuts, saying they will fail to meet savings targets and have led to a drop in morale and capability.
The Government told the Defence Force in 2010 to reduce costs so money could be redistributed within the military. The civilianisation project was one of several the defence force initiated in response.
But Auditor-General Lyn Provost said today it had achieved only “limited success”.
“It will not achieve the NZDF’s target of converting 1400 military positions and saving $20.5 milion a year by 2014/15.
“Instead, 600 military positions will be converted and we estimate savings of $14.2m a year by 2014/15. In addition a drop in morale and increase in staff attrition has led to reduced NZDF capability.”
Her report was critical on numerous fronts – including the fact it told the Government it would convert 1400 military positions into civilian jobs without knowing how many military positions it would need from 2015…” source