Skip to main content

Latest
Stories

Training1 Credit ADF
Training1 Credit ADF

13

Support to Ukraine

IMSPEC IN Pinzgauer

New digital warfare trade for NZ Army

EBC 1

Waimate hosts South Island NZ Army Reserve Force competition in honour of Eric Batchelor

A firefighter in full PPE sprays the side of a hill, still smouldering from a fire.

Fighting fires and hunger - NZDF wraps up Port Hills support

Private Gallant and a fellow recruit listen to a brief prior to leaving for the field phase of training

Nelson-based outdoor instructor and former filmmaker tackles new challenge with Army Reserves

IMGP8704 CRTS and LDF Woodbourne

NZDF completes 22 Push Up Challenge

Sailors, Aviators and Soldiers walk through the streets of Auckland with a NZDF Overwatch Banner. They are smiling, waving and sharing a thumbs up with the crowd.

NZDF shows pride at Rainbow Parade

A soldier during early morning pack march, holding a weapon and smiling at the camera

Cyclone Gabrielle tips Hawke's Bay sharpshooter into Reserve Force

20240204 NZDF C1033116 022lr

Army field kitchen feeds hundreds during Waitangi Day

Photo 2 v5

NZ Army strengthens international partner relationships through SELCON24

Veterans Affairs Forum 1

Wellington forum makes it easier for veterans to access support

Patch 1

NZDF team endure heatwave in charity fundraiser

PTE Podmore 2

Rotorua paramedic pushes herself further as Reserve Force soldier

IMG 8032

Military Dog handlers learn from the best at Wellington Zoo

20231108 NZDF H1060583 003

Second World War-era huts replaced at Waiouru

MAJGEN Williams 3

NZ Army Officer earns New Year Honour for work in Sinai peacekeeping

Screenshot 2023 12 18 at 1.44.07PM

Deployed Christmas messages

20230718 NZDF R1055669 004

Defence Force Sports: A Year in Review

20231203adf8592025 0019

NZDF contingent returns home after supporting Solomon Islands during Pacific Games

20230617 NZDF P1024180 100

Year in Review: New Zealand Army

20231125 NZDF K1028063 52

VC holder’s legacy cast for generations

The Farrier Lines weapons range allows small arms to be tested after repairs

Linton Military Camp opens state-of-the-art maintenance facility to support NZ Army equipment

20231201 NZDF H1060583 003

NZDF Person of the Year 2023

Kiwi
Kiwi

11

NZDF People of the Year Awards 2023

LBDR Jake OHara 1

Standout Gunner named Soldier of the Year 2023

20231126 NZDF H1060583 053

Soaring at Wings Over Wairarapa 2023

1

Army Reserve soldier brings outdoor survival training into the classroom

Captain Todd Skilton

NZDF Volunteer of the Year

Gallipoli 1

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

See all stories

We’re a world-class, combat ready force. We're modern, agile and highly adaptive.

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.

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

As an agile and highly adaptive combat force, we need to be well equipped to help us operate in diverse environments, with precise effect.

Two soldiers smiling at each other while sitting down in the Waiouru Military Training Area

Considering a career in the army?

In the Army you'll never rest on past successes. We'll push you to constantly better yourself. But you won't have to do it alone. You'll be part of a tight-knit team – people that you'll come to trust, no matter what. Whatever your role, you'll be given the best possible training, equipment and encouragement. Everything you need, in fact, to create a successful and valued career.

Find out more