Force 4 Families - Connected Families and Whanau

This website is for you – the friends and families who support our serving soldiers, officers, aircrew, sailors, and civilians. You have a special part to play in supporting NZDF personnel and our operations so we want to support and acknowledge you too.


Keep an eye on this site! There’s changing news and views, and a load of resources that will keep you in the loop and support you as a valued person to NZDF.  

If you have any ideas on what we can add then please contact us.

Community Blog: Kiwi Bounce 

Air Force and Navy families in Wellington joined together this school holidays, to spend a couple of hours at Kiwi Bounce this school holidays. We had 35 participants from Wellington Navy and 36 from Air Force families.

Having the venue to ourselves was a fun and relaxed afternoon. It was great to see parents and grandparents catching up with old friends and meeting new people. It’s always great to see the children having fun, jumping and bouncing and spending time together.

Feedback on the day from adults and children was very positive about the venue and it’s location, so we will definitely look at doing this again next year!

Read more of our community blog here.

New to NZDF life?

If you’re new to the NZDF, or a recent partner of someone who serves, check out this information which will help you get an understanding of  how we can support you.

Are you posted?

If your partner is posted to a new location you may need support to help you settle in to your new surroundings.  Here is some information to help you.

Families of deployed personnel

Homebase is our key web resource to help you if your partner is deployed.  Go here to find out more

Other useful information

There are many facilities and services that you can access as an NZDF family:



Force Financial Hub - Plan for my future today

Force Financial Hub Information Savings Schemes for NZDF

Visit the Mercer Superfacts Website to Join the NZDF Savings Schemes

To Join, Visit the Mercer Superfacts Website

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This page was last reviewed on 17 January 2018, and is current.