RSS is a way of providing content or summaries of web content in a simple format. The RSS feed is read by stand-alone feed reading programmes or via a browser plugin.
RSS News Feed - Press Releases
RSS News Feed - Feature Stories
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
The RSS feeds available are:
NZDF Publications, subscribe to receive notification a new issue is available:
URLS [in bold]:
- Media Releases - www.nzdf.mil.nz/NewsFeed.xml
- Feature Stories - www.nzdf.mil.nz/FeatureStoryFeed.xml
- Army News - www.nzdf.mil.nz/ArmyNews.xml
How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive.
How do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.
Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.
Mac OS X
This page was last reviewed on 17 July 2014 and is current.