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Trooper Nadia Amaral

Switching on as an Armoured Vehicle driver

MAJ Lucy Wright Op Ant

Our long-time link to Antarctica

HMNZS Canterbury sailing into port in Lautoka, Fiji.

HMNZS Canterbury arrives in Lautoka for Operation Mahi Tahi

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Army Band send aroha to the East Coast '35'

Preparing for a Search and Rescue, Private Rayner, left, and Lance Corporal Sheridan locate positions of interest on the map as part of the NZDF’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle

Tairāwhiti Reserve Force soldier gets early taste of helping his community

Blue penguin portrait

Many hands make happy feet

Major Timothy Cocks was on the road within hours during Cyclone Gabrielle

Linton transport unit thrown in Gabrielle deep end

Sergeant Rachel Ford quickly put a 102km ultramarathon behind her to help with the NZ Army response to Cyclone Gabrielle

NZ Army driver finds more in the tank to help with cyclone response

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Keeping supplies moving

Corporal Storm Harrison

Local Army Reserve Force soldiers rescue Esk Valley residents from raging floodwaters

Mr George Brown from Bayview, grateful to see some soldiers from 5/7 Battalion.  Private Williams passes him some supplies.

Hawke's Bay soldiers in middle of Gabrielle response

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Army skills behind creation of distribution hub

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Fiji joins the effort to support Cyclone Gabrielle response

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NZ Army proving routes and supplying communities

A man sits on outdoor furniture on the deck of a property as a medic takes his blood pressure.

The doctor is in

A Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter crewman passes supplies to an Aropaoanui resident.

Defence Force increases support to disaster regions

Three soldiers stand on the bank of a river where a bridge once stood. On the other side of the river, a small part of the bridge remains but the rest is gone. Debris from the high flood waters is caught in trees and on the sides of the river.

Army engineers fashion pulley system to help resupply town

Soliders smile while talking to residents of Moteo while they help distribute food to the stranded locals.

People from the outside: Hawke’s Bay Reservists reach remote Marae

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Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals marks centenary with the Princess Royal

Reservists from 5/7 Battalion, RNZIR provided food to isolated seasonal workers overnight in Hawke’s Bay (15/02/2023)

Army reservists push through with food supplies

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Hundreds rescued from Hastings area

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Cyclone: NZDF across the regions

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NZDF continues to support preparations ahead of Cyclone Gabrielle

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NZDF deploys specialist team and clean-up parties as Cyclone Gabrielle approaches


Signals Corps celebrates 100 years of duty

The New Zealand Conservation Dog Programme returning to HMNZS Canterbury via Seasprite helicopter after undertaking rodent detection on Rangitāhua /Raoul Island.

NZDF supports conservation, scientific, cultural effort on offshore islands

View of Auckland floods from a Seasprite Helicopter

NZDF support to the Auckland flood response

The Operation Protect patch, worn on a uniform

NZDF personnel recognised for their contribution to the Government’s COVID-19 Response

Two men wearing dark overalls, safety glasses and a tool belt work on electronics in an industrial room.

Army electrical fitters – the ‘jack of all trades’


New Year Honours awarded to three NZDF personnel

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