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Anzac Day 2024

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Season two of Unclassified Podcast launches

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NZDF Māori Cultural Group helps Samoan Christchurch woman connect with Gallipoli

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Medals - wearing and caring

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Working dogs seminar a howling success

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Antarctica season comes to a close while Hercules crew conducts medical evacuation

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NZ Army gears up to lend a hand in Tonga during Exercise Tropic Twilight

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Hawke's Bay Reserve Force soldier tackles world's toughest race for charity

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NZ Army Band share the same musical cheer 60 years on

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Defence Force recognises personnel going the extra yard at home and abroad

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Tattoo artist makes her mark in Army Reserves

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Soldiers' skills and endurance put to the mettle in Skill at Arms competition

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Vanuatu volunteer plays all the right notes with the NZ Army School of Music

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Army Reserves role expands horizons for Queenstown space scholar

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NZDF support to the West Coast boosted by new Army Reserve facility


Corporal takes on 10 in 10 challenge

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Netball’s Magic meets Army’s Waiouru

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Camo proves no match for American tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System

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Soldier leading the way on United Nations mission in South Sudan

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In their boots

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Dunedin-born Army engineer inspired by female role models in Defence

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Invercargill Constable juggles Army Reserves and Police to full effect

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West Coast prospector at the Eric Batchelor Cup reflects on golden career with Army Reserve Force

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Marlborough fisherman dives into latest challenge with Army Reserves

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New digital warfare trade for NZ Army


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

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Support to Ukraine

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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

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NZDF completes 22 Push Up Challenge

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