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.
24 February 2015
The Prime Minister announced this afternoon the government’s decision to send New Zealand Defence Force personnel on a non-combat training mission to Iraq.
NZDF's Training Mission to Iraq
Navy frigate departs for Australia and Gallipoli
First Navy Ship Departs for Waitangi Commemorations
Defence Force Aces Antarctic Ship Unload
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There are currently 203 NZDF personnel deployed on 11 operations and UN missions across 10 countries.