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Royal New Zealand Navy to trial uncrewed, renewable-powered vessel

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NZDF Person of the Year 2023

Artist impression of a Sea Ceptor missile being launched from a ship

Missiles away

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Aviator chalks up air miles in RNZAF career



NZDF People of the Year Awards 2023

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Standout Gunner named Soldier of the Year 2023

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Diversity champion earns Peter Rule inclusion honour

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Medic training through COVID-19 lockdowns

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Sailor of the Year

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Soaring at Wings Over Wairarapa 2023

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NZDF Safety Person of the Year 2023

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Winched to safety by RNZAF NH90 helicopter


RNZN sailors train Fijian counterparts in crucial firefighting skills

HMNZS Manawanui personnel delivering aid to Malolo Island

HMNZS Manawanui provides tropical cyclone assistance to Fiji


Army Reserve soldier brings outdoor survival training into the classroom

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NZDF Volunteer of the Year

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Navy's top shot competition is back

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Registration opens for 2024 Gallipoli services

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Leadership skills gained through Cadets

Whānau of soldiers and officers of the 28 (Maori) Battalion were presented with 46 sets of medals, in a ceremony in Hastings, at Pakipaki’s Houngarea Marae

Unclaimed 28 (Maori) Battalion medals kaupapa comes to an end

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Silver Dagger

The Black Falcons, the Royal New Zealand Air Force display team, will kick off their summer display season with an appearance from the T-6C Texan II aircraft at Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival

New Zealand Defence Force on display at Wings over Wairarapa

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Civilian of the Year

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HMNZS Aotearoa’s new Commanding Officer


NZ Army sharpens combat readiness in Hawaii with US Army Pacific

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NZDF Sportsperson of the Year

Looking beyond the plaque towards the crash site - there is a New Zealand flag on the right.

Dutch village honours Kiwi airmen killed in Second World War

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‘Grab a piece of awesome,’ says Naval Reserves recruiter

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Support to Ukraine

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NZDF teams train more than 2500 Armed Forces of Ukraine recruits

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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.