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Army tradies help with Tonga's tsunami recovery

Squadron Leader George McInnes and Group Captain Glenn Gowthorpe from the Royal New Zealand Air Force, along with Lieutenant Colonel Vanessa Ropitini from the New Zealand Army, have today received the New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD).

Three Defence Force personnel recognised in King’s Birthday honours

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Fitness games enthusiast keeps Army on its toes

Light Armoured Vehicles lined up in the Waiouru Military Training Area
Light Armoured Vehicles lined up in the Waiouru Military Training Area


Protected Mobility Capability Project

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Invictus Games banner


Invictus Games 2023

A firefighter with a red hose pipe over his shoulders runs towards a wooden shutter door on a red metal frame during the Firefighter Challenge in Wellington.

NZDF firefighters too hot for the competition

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Afghanistan pioneer passes on

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

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NZ Army helps repair community halls and water tanks in Tonga

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NZDF in largest ever New Caledonia Croix Du Sud exercise

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Specialist Kiwis bring their skills to the New Zealand Army

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Bombs, deployments, explosions and scars

Our personnel in formation march in full gear in the Malaysian Jungle.
Our personnel in formation march in full gear in the Malaysian Jungle.


Support to Ukraine

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Pharmacist finds New Zealand Army Reserve Force just the tonic



Introducing the C130J

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New Zealand Army helps make mobility in family home possible

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Ohakea worker goes above and beyond to keep fearless dotterels flying

LTCOL Ropitini stands with arms crossed, wearing Army uniform in from of two MHOVs.

Army’s newest Commanding Officer

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History-making moment for NZDF Contingent marching in coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

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Personnel march in London at King Charles’ Coronation



Response to Cyclone Gabrielle

Former New Zealand Army Special Air Service soldier and Victoria Cross recipient, Willie Apiata, with auction items at his fundraiser for Ngāti Porou in Auckland

Apiata memorabilia auction raises more than $200,000 for cyclone-hit Ngāti Porou


New Zealand Army Band set to dazzle in free Tairāwhiti concert

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NZ Army thanks town for helping with substantial exercise

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Tonga Response

A soldier standing during Anzac Day commemoration.

NZDF marks Anzac Day at home and around the world

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Our personnel reflect on their Gallipoli Journey

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Moving ceremony commemorates Maori Pah site at Gallipoli

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NZDF prepares team for Invictus Games

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