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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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NZDF cyber capability tested in US military exercise


New Military Working Dog facility opens in Ohakea

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PTI training heats up in the Middle East

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RNZAF NH90 crew deliver record number of traps into Ruahine Range

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Whakatāne woman wins bronze at Invictus Games

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NZ Invictus Games team uplifted by competition in Düsseldorf

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First Cook Islands coastwatcher plaque unveiled in New Zealand

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Joined the Navy - and still in school

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Gold and three silvers for ‘fizzing’ Team NZ in first days of Invictus Games

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RNZAF Jazz Orchestra navigates new path with second album

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Fleet Sports Officer taking it in

Four divers jump into the water from the wharf at the Port of Tauranga. They are all wearing full dive apparatus, including wet suits, tanks and fins.

Navy assists Customs in underwater drug search

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NZ Invictus Team pumped and ready to go in Germany


Army Corporal eyes rugby slot for Fiji



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Growing connections in disaster preparation exercise

A sailor looks down the sight of gun on the Mobile Weapons Training System, with three others doing the same in the background.

Laser simulation tests shoot-don’t shoot scenarios

Air Force technician Leading Aircraftman Sarah Lockwood takles world champs

Air Force technician tackles world champs

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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Poseidon expands its fisheries surveillance to Western Pacific

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, MNZM, will take command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) following the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark to the role of Director-General Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

Command change for Royal New Zealand Air Force following appointment

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NZ Navy to participate in major South East Asia exercise


More than 20 fishing vessels inspected during New Zealand-led South Pacific fisheries patrol

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The scars of Kandahar, suffering in silence

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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


regular force personnel, reserves and civilian employees.

Our people, structure and leadership

We utilise a diverse range of modern military equipment.