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From School to Skies to space - Christchurch student reaches new heights

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Whanganui Air Cadet one step closer to Air Force career after School to Skies camp

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RNZAF Base Ohakea taps into more resilient water supply

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RNZAF carries out rare Antarctica mid-winter medical evacuation flight

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Eyes to the stars: celebrating Matariki

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Gold standard for father and son

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RNZAF P-8A Poseidon maritime patrols monitor suspected evasions of UNSC sanctions against North Korea

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Exercising with the Five Powers

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RNZAF Poseidon crew monitors fishing activities in five Pacific EEZs

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Chief of Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony marks new leadership

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Aid lands in Wapenamanda, Papua New Guinea

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RNZAF Base Ohakea decommissions boiler in switch to cleaner heating

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NZDF adopts dog mannequin for canine trauma training

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Chief of Defence Force recognised for decades of service and leadership

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NZDF supports Papua Guinea landslide response

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Flying on silver wings

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NZDF to send humanitarian aid and experts to Papua New Guinea

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Waka ama racing helps Wellington Air Force member connect with her Samoan side

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Ohakea Firefighter breaks records

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Assisted departure flights continue from New Caledonia

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Celebrating Samoa Language Week

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Manahi Sword returned to Rotorua iwi and presented to new Defence Force chief

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Third Royal New Zealand Air Force flight for New Zealanders in New Caledonia

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Kiwi patch goes pink

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Former Woodbourne recruit returns as new Base Commander

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Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft involved in safe return of New Zealanders

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Royal New Zealand Air Force recognised in Search and Rescue awards

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NZDF successful in transport of aid to communities in Papua New Guinea

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Mother's Day 2024


RNZAF Hercules, NZDF personnel arrive in Papua New Guinea to help distribute relief supplies

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We are the Royal New Zealand Air Force – Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa

We provide New Zealand with responsive and effective air power to meet its national interests. We are an agile and adaptive Air Force with the versatility essential for New Zealand Defence Force operations. As such, we are a modern and dynamic part of the Defence Force. We’ve got the right equipment to perform our primary roles: airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, combat, and air mobility.

We are a force of highly trained professionals.

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 Force for New Zealand and are proud to serve Aotearoa and its diverse communities.

We operate a number of different aircraft types used for both training and operations.