A Force for New Zealand
Every hour of the day, 365 days a year, we protect New Zealand’s interests at sea, safeguard peace and stability within our neighbouring regions and further afield, and help others in times of need with agile air operations across the world.
News & Updates
Navy remembers, ten years on
“I am still struck by the dedication and professionalism of my ship’s company and all of those members of the NZDF that ran towards the disaster to play our role in the response. I am equally impressed by the resilience of the people of the Canterbury region who fought through this disaster,” ~ RADM Jim Gilmour
Army remembers, ten years on
“Our move into the city was memorable, we had a large contingent of Pinzgauer and Unimogs which was joined by fire appliances, emergency vehicles and Police as we got closer to the central city location.” ~ LTCOL Tim Tuatini
Air Force remembers, ten years on
“It was incredibly sobering to see the destruction wrought on the city. But my enduring memory was seeing and hearing people doing everything they could do to help - whether it was those on the ground we saw assisting others, or those in helicopters arriving from all points throughout the South Island and asking what can they do to help,” ~ Nathan McMaster (then Flight Lieutenant)
A Salute to a High Flying Career
In February 1976 Queen was about to top the music charts with Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocky was the hitting the box office and Anthony ‘Hank’ Hancock was signing up to enlist in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Commendation for former Army Sniper
Photographing the men and women of the New Zealand Army in action is not just a skill but an art.