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
New Zealand Army Band to tour Central North Island and top of the South
The world-famous New Zealand Army Band is touring this November.
Give it your all, give it your best
When Deanne Read joined the Navy, being able to pursue her love of boxing while serving New Zealand was a big drawcard.
RNZAF recruits restore Marlborough war graves
Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits from Base Woodbourne have been working hard to restore war grave plaques at Omaka Cemetery in Marlborough.
Burnham boxers take away titles
Corporal Sam Prosser grew up with the smell of liniment and a pair of boxing gloves always at the ready. His dad was a New Zealand champion, and his uncles broke several Canterbury records.
Biofouling measures approved for naval vessels
New measures to prevent biofouling will reduce the risk of Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) vessels introducing marine pests and diseases to New Zealand without creating any undue restrictions on naval operations.
NZDF to conduct third Orion deployment in support of UN sanctions against North Korea
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea.