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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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Fuel specialists keep rotors spinning

Three aviators in camouflage uniform each stand with one food on a pink Flamingo electric scooter. They stand in front of a fence on the outskirts of Base Ohakea with a plane, tarmac and hangers in the background.

Flying Flamingos: Base Ohakea trials free e-scooter scheme

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Army Band send aroha to the East Coast '35'

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Ruby Tui wows at Navy Base

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

Members of the Fijian Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Task Force joined forces with NZDF engineers to help a cyclone-affected farming family.

Fijian And Kiwi Expertise Aids Farmer

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A modern-day signaller

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


RNZAF has key role in international aviation safety award win

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Keeping supplies moving

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Defence Civilians earn placing in dragon boat festival

Four Royal New Zealand Navy ships are now commanded by women, from left, Lieutenant Samara Mankelow (HMNZS Taupo), Commander Yvonne Gray (HMNZS Manawanui), Commander Bronwyn Heslop (HMNZS Canterbury) and Commander Fiona Jameson (HMNZS Te Kaha)

Women lead from the front in today’s Royal New Zealand Navy

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757-2K2 aircraft flies over the ocean but in the frame you can also see parts of land.

Air Force matches best practice in the world

Corporal Storm Harrison

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

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RNZAF clocks up marathon flying effort during Cyclone Gabrielle response

A forklift loads supplies into the rear drop-down door of the RAAF C-27 Spartan at Base Auckland.

Nothing Spartan about Australia’s aid


C-130 Hercules on its way

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

A wharf and buildings framed by trees stick out into Wellington harbour. Clouds and blue sky reflect on the calm water.

Formerly known as HMNZS Cook

CDF Canberra ceremony

Distinguished service honoured

Squadron Anthony Leader Rose sitting inside the cockpit of a Texan aircraft

Invercargill man soars above old stomping grounds as Black Falcon

RNZAF Hercules aircraft at Napier airport loading supplies and generators for Gisborne.

Hercules crews sustain cyclone-hit regions

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Army skills behind creation of distribution hub

A grey Seasprite helicopter flies in front of forest covered hills, the rotors are blurred slightly and the landing gear is down.

Taking in the damage

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Fiji joins the effort to support Cyclone Gabrielle response

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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 a force of highly trained professionals.

We undertake a wide variety of roles in our Navy, Army, and Air Force, and in civilian positions. 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 Māia (integrity). Together, we are Force for New Zealand and are proud to serve Aotearoa and its diverse communities.

We utilise a diverse range of modern military equipment.