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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


Army Corporal eyes rugby slot for Fiji



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Growing connections in disaster preparation exercise

Personnel from the Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand Army and Royal New Zealand Air Force perform a haka at the Dave Gallaher Field.

French town names rugby field in honour of former All Black captain and soldier

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NZDF Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron recognised for service to NZ

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Great Barrier rescue among Defence recognition awards

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The scars of Kandahar, suffering in silence

NZDF troops have been honing their warfighting skills during Exercise Talisman Sabre 23 in Queensland, where they worked alongside forces from 12 other nations

Talisman Sabre hones NZDF's readiness for combat

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Medical Officer gains critical care training in overseas exercise

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Waharoa encapsulates all that Trentham Camp is about

NZ Army soldiers clearing buildings as part of an offensive action during Exercise Talisman Sabre

NZ troops, LAVs and NH90s go on the offensive in Exercise Talisman Sabre

NZDF personnel and platforms have arrived in Australia ready to take part in the 10th and largest iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre, involving around 30,000 personnel from 11 nations.

NZDF mobilises for largest-ever Exercise Talisman Sabre

The former Farmlands building on Cumberland Street is destined to become the home of three NZDF units which are currently in separate Dunedin locations

NZDF consolidates Dunedin-based military facilities in one building


What it takes to be an Army emergency responder

LCPL Darryl Spencer stands next to the wooden carved 'Scott Base' sign. He is wearing an Antartica New Zealand jacket which is bright orange and black, his arms are crossed and his tan boots have snow on the ends.

The plumb life in Antarctica

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Machine Guns, Mortars and Shoddy Bike Parts – an Armourer’s trade

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Infantry competition builds pacific relationships

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For his friend

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Invictus Games 2023: Meet our NZ Team

Three nurses move a medical bed in a hospital environment. They are all wearing black scrubs that read 'NZDF HEALTH' on the back. In the background is a doorway to a hall and there is a blue curtain hanging from the ceiling on the left.

108 years of nursing in the Army

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Double breast cancer survivor

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PNG Officer trains NZ Army's future Officers

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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

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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.

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