NZDF

Welcome to NZDF

Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain well-trained and equipped armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. We work in partnership with many other government agencies helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans. Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand.

Latest News 

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington

25 April 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis were up early to mark Anzac Day at countless dawn ceremonies around the country.

Photos from Anzac Day services in NZ and overseas

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 488 NZDF personnel deployed on 17 operations, UN missions, exercises and exchanges.