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NZDF Person of the Year 2023



NZDF People of the Year Awards 2023

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Standout Gunner named Soldier of the Year 2023

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Soaring at Wings Over Wairarapa 2023


Army Reserve soldier brings outdoor survival training into the classroom

Captain Todd Skilton

NZDF Volunteer of the Year

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Registration opens for 2024 Gallipoli services

Whānau of soldiers and officers of the 28 (Maori) Battalion were presented with 46 sets of medals, in a ceremony in Hastings, at Pakipaki’s Houngarea Marae

Unclaimed 28 (Maori) Battalion medals kaupapa comes to an end


NZ Army sharpens combat readiness in Hawaii with US Army Pacific

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Support to Ukraine

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Reservists of the Year

Captain Fraser King says his training with the NZ Army Reserve Force has given him the tools to be a better lawyer

Military training pays dividend in court room from Hamilton

A red and yellow Westpac Rescue helicopter crashed in dense bush with a person inspecting the helicopter in the foreground. The area of bush around the helicopter has been cut and cleared, ready for recovery.

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‘Recognising mana’ at Waitangi Maori Battalion medals ceremony

A soldier stands looking at the camera holding a weapon, in uniform

Trans-Tasman commute no barrier for engineer thriving in Reserve Force career

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New Zealander plays key role in world's largest peacekeeping mission

1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR) memorial wall

New Linton memorial honours fallen personnel


Pistol packing Corporal heading to Australia competition



Introducing the C-130J

2nd Lieutenant Lily Feng says her NZ Army Reserve Force combat engineering career has challenged her in different ways to her civilian engineering career

Reserve Force gives biomedical engineer contrasting taste of combat engineering

A Chinook helicopter delivers two large bags of chalk to the green hillside in Wiltshire. A gate in the foreground reads 'The Kiwi'.

Kiwis chalk up hillside facelift for historic memorial in UK

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Christchurch Counsellor turns Combat Driver in harshest continent on Earth

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Carpenter takes the wheel in Antarctica with NZ Army Reserve Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules in Antarctica sitting on the ice.

Summer season gets under way for NZDF's Operation Antarctica

Two Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel operating a machine gunin the Nausori Highlands.

NZ Army trains alongside Fiji in jungle highlands

A soldier stands in uniform facing the camera holding a weapon with a New Zealand Army truck in the background

Combat Engineer enjoys flexible working


New Zealand women take the lead in oldest UN peacekeeping mission

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Black Ferns XV call-up for two Army personnel

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Invictus 2023 banner


Invictus Games 2023

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First Cook Islands coastwatcher plaque unveiled in New Zealand

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Our mission is to provide world-class, combat ready, land forces that are trained, led and equipped to win as part of an Integrated Defence Force. We are an information-enabled Army that leverages modern equipment and technology in order to improve our training, enhance our decision making and optimise our capabilities.

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We come from all walks of life and share a strong sense of what it means to be Kiwi - our culture is based on our values Tū Kaha (courage), Tū Tika (commitment), Tū Tira (comradeship) and Tū Maia (integrity). Together, we are a Force for New Zealand and are proud to serve Aotearoa and its diverse communities.

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