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
Feeling the heat
It’s been a longer road than normal for new Air Force firefighters to start learning their trade, with the COVID-19 lockdown keeping them confined to Base Woodbourne after their recruit course had finished.
Royal New Zealand Navy delivers medical supplies to Tonga
The Royal New Zealand Navy dive hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui will make a contactless port visit to Tonga next week to deliver medical supplies on behalf of a New Zealand charity.
NZDF connects to Selwyn District Wastewater Network
The New Zealand Defence Force and Selwyn District Council have signed an agreement enabling Burnham Military Camp to connect to the Council’s wastewater network.
Army offers opportunities aplenty for Cook Islander
The chance to gain life experience while learning as much as possible were big drawcards for Cook Islander Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison when he was considering joining the New Zealand Army.
NZDF Commendation for Timaru woman
Captain Frankie Thompson has been recognised for her mentor role with the Afghan National Officer Academy in 2019 with a New Zealand Defence Force Commendation.