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Support to Ukraine

Corporal Byron ‘Buzz’ Newton is excited to return to his old Canterbury stomping grounds

Special homecoming in store for Ashburton's globetrotting musician

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New digital warfare trade for NZ Army

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Full circle return for Nelson Saxophonist as Air Force Band heads south

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Up against the clock in explosive Afghanistan operation

Flight Sergeant Ben Robertson is ready for a special homecoming tour to his old Canterbury stomping grounds

Born and bred Ashburton trombonist finally set for hometown debut

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

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NZDF listening to experience of Māori military veterans at tribunal hearings

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NZDF’s Ukraine war contributions two years on

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

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RNZAF Black Falcons to perform at Taranaki shows

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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New support for Ukraine

LTCDR Ryan Hissong returns from deployment, with his son and daughter Finn and Isla.

Opening up when it's time to come home

Tania Lutton’s contribution to the New Zealand Defence Force has been recognised with the awarding of the Gold Civilian Recognition of Service badge, marking her 39 years of service with the NZDF.

Selwyn woman’s decades of loyalty and passion recognised with NZDF civilian gold award

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

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Strengthening te ao Māori foundation a key goal for new Air Force cultural advisor

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NZDF launches Pan Asian Network

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

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Update on recent Court of Appeal ruling

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Navy, Air Force wow at Napier's Art Deco Festival

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Army field kitchen feeds hundreds during Waitangi Day

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NZ Army strengthens international partner relationships through SELCON24

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Hawke's Bay schools treated to special Air Force visit to mark Cyclone Gabrielle anniversary

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RNZAF C-130J-30 Hercules gets official livery

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RNZAF Black Falcons to turn heads skywards at Napier's Art Deco Festival

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Wellington forum makes it easier for veterans to access support

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NZDF medics can now use their military qualifications in civilian paramedic degree

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From superyacht chef to military photographer

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We are a combat-capable force, trained, equipped, and ready to respond every hour of the day, every day of the year.

We keep Aotearoa New Zealand safe and secure. Our core task is to protect the sovereign territory of New Zealand including our Exclusive Economic Zone. We advance our nation’s interests through military operations at sea, on land and in the air. Our equipment and expertise supports people and communities in need at home, across our region, and around the world.

We are comprised of

15191

regular force personnel, reserves and civilian employees.

Our people, structure and leadership

We utilise a diverse range of modern military equipment.