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Report Highlights Labour's Failings In Defence

Posted on 04 Sep 2008

The release of the NZ Defence Force 2008 Annual Report again highlights the failings of Labour's cavalier attitude to throwing taxpayer money at a problem with little regard for outcomes - and, in Defence, it is servicemen and women who daily bear the cost of that poor governance, ACT New Zealand National Security Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 15 Aug 2008

This week I called on Defence Minister Phil Goff to launch an independent inquiry into the series of lost sale opportunities and questionable decisions by his Government around the maintenance of the Skyhawks at Woodbourne Air Base.

Bursting The Skyhawk Bubble

Posted on 13 Aug 2008

ACT Deputy Leader and National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today called on Defence Minister Phil Goff to launch an independent inquiry into the series of lost sale opportunities and questionable decisions by his Government around the maintenance of the Skyhawks at Woodbourne Air Base.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 02 Jun 2008

Forty-three years ago this week, then Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announced that New Zealand would contribute to the defence of South Viet Nam by sending troops and, on Wednesday - to a full public gallery of veterans in Parliament - the Crown offered a long-awaited apology to those Defence Force personnel for the lack of recognition and inadequate support extended to them on their return.

Overdue Recognition For Kiwi Viet Nam Veterans

Posted on 28 May 2008

ACT Party Response to Prime Minister's Statement (Crown Apology) To New Zealand Viet Nam Veterans; Parliament; Wednesday, May 28 2008

Skyhawks Left To Languish In The Elements

Posted on 20 Feb 2008

ACT New Zealand National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today revealed that - just two months after being wheeled outside - the white latex coatings on the Air Combat Force Skyhawks are already weathered, torn, ripped or peeled.

Let them be Clothed with Shame and Dishonour

Posted on 09 Jan 2008

“Sunday’s dawn raid on the War Memorial pillars in Greymouth is bereft of both the courage and tactical skill demonstrated by those whose names were inscribed on the pillars they took”, said ACT National Security spokesman Heather Roy.

Merry Christmas, Mr Goff

Posted on 21 Dec 2007

In the spirit of festive goodwill, ACT New Zealand National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today offered Defence Minister Phil Goff an early Christmas present - a sensible plan for what to do with the Skyhawks.

Jets For Sale: Finance Available, No Deposit

Posted on 30 Nov 2007

ACT New Zealand National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today said that Treasury documents obtained under the Official Information Act reinforce her view that the sale of the Air Combat Wing is doomed, and show that potential buyers for the Skyhawks and Aermacchis have come and gone over the past six years.

Plans Afoot To Re-Commission Aermacchis

Posted on 28 Nov 2007

ACT New Zealand National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today released new information showing that plans are already well underway to have the de-commissioned Aermacchi jets returned to the air in a training capacity.