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National supports contribution to Ukraine

May 23, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee, Tim van de Molen

National welcomes the additional contribution that New Zealand is making to the war in Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and Defence Spokesperson Tim van de Molen say.

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MIQ assaults against Defence staff unacceptable aspect of endless, thankless task

November 17, 2021 Share

Chris Penk

The revelation that Defence Force personnel are being assaulted while posted to MIQ duties is unacceptable, says National Party Defence Spokesperson Chris Penk.

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Time to wind down Defence Force’s MIQ mission

November 11, 2021 Share

Chris Penk

It is time for Operation Protect – the work by the Defence Force manning MIQ – to wind down, along with the entire MIQ system, says National’s Defence spokesperson Chris Penk.

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Defence Minister slow to advocate, quick to censor

July 08, 2021 Share

Chris Penk

Defence Minister Peeni Henare is slow to advocate for our troops, but has been quick to criticise one who has political opinions different to his own, National’s Defence spokesperson Chris Penk says.

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