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From School to Skies to space - Christchurch student reaches new heights

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Whanganui Air Cadet one step closer to Air Force career after School to Skies camp

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Red Sea deployment extension

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Former Army gunner switches to Navy blues with warfare officer role

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HMNZS Manawanui returns from South Pacific deployment

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Kiribati Language Week 2024

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Keeping skills alive in transfer to Reserve Force

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RNZAF Base Ohakea taps into more resilient water supply

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Coastwatchers finally honoured at poignant Government House ceremony

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HMNZS Aotearoa arrives at RIMPAC 2024

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Christchurch hosts NZ Army’s 2nd/1st Battalion celebrating 50 years

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NZ Army soldiers tested in tough conditions across trio of Waiouru exercises

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RNZAF carries out rare Antarctica mid-winter medical evacuation flight

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Eyes to the stars: celebrating Matariki


Navy reservists help regenerate Irish patrol ship

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Working for peace in South Sudan

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Second World War-era bombs in Vanuatu made safe by Navy divers

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Wellington man keeps RNZN frigate on course

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Southland marine engineer hones skills in South Atlantic Ocean with the Royal Navy

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Five-month deployment for Royal New Zealand Navy vessel includes military exercises, operations and engagements


HMNZS Taupo supports MPI in South Island fishery compliance

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Gold standard for father and son

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NZDF’s unique approach to getting the best out of personnel sparks overseas interest

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Waiouru soldier is district’s top citizen

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NZDF deepens ties with Pacific military chaplains through Auckland forum

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Customs and Navy stop transnational cocaine smuggling attempt

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RNZAF P-8A Poseidon maritime patrols monitor suspected evasions of UNSC sanctions against North Korea

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Exercising with the Five Powers

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RNZAF Poseidon crew monitors fishing activities in five Pacific EEZs

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Chief of Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony marks new leadership

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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.