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New Caledonia departures

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Manahi Sword returned to Rotorua iwi and presented to new Defence Force chief

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Third Royal New Zealand Air Force flight for New Zealanders in New Caledonia

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Kiwi patch goes pink

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Former Woodbourne recruit returns as new Base Commander

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Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft involved in safe return of New Zealanders

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Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata appointed Special Representative to the New Zealand Defence Force

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New Zealand Army joined by Royal Gurkha Rifles for combined training around Reefton

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Long service medal for 102-year-old Second World War veteran

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Royal New Zealand Air Force recognised in Search and Rescue awards

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Warrant Officer of Defence Force announced

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Hercules aircraft involved with New Caledonia departures

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NZ Army leads building work on remote Tongan island group post eruption

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Gruelling Battles of Cassino commemorated by NZDF contingent in Italy

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Marking 80 years since the Battles of Cassino

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Whangārei memorial to those who served, latest venue for military veterans inquiry

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Training1 Credit ADF


Support to Ukraine

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New Zealand’s support to Ukraine evolves as war continues

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Mine blockade no match for littoral warfare teams


Statement about case note and findings by the Ombudsman

Warrant Officer Class 1 Matt Gates is the Regimental Sergeant Major for 2nd/1st Battalion, and the Ceremonial Colour Officer for the NZDF contingent that’s in Italy to mark 80 years since the Battles of Cassino

Final overseas parade for New Zealand Army battalion’s regimental colour at Cassino

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Hawke’s Bay Navy hydrographer dives into new Navy boarding team role

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NZDF successful in transport of aid to communities in Papua New Guinea

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Science and psychology help NZ Army officer cadets tackle their Exercise Nemesis

Private Taedyn Edmonds-Griffiths will honour more than 100 members of his whānau when he parades the 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner at commemorations marking 80 years since the Battles of Cassino, in Italy.

Great Barrier Island soldier to parade 28 (Maori) Battalion Banner at Cassino commemorations

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NZ Army troops return from valuable exercise with French, Australian forces

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New Chief of Defence Force

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Centenarian recalls Battles of Cassino ahead of 80th anniversary commemorations

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NZDF personnel head to Italy to commemorate 80 years since the Battles of Cassino

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Reserve Force soldiers prove combat-ready in largest exercise for 18 years

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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.