NZDF

Welcome to NZDF

Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain well-trained and equipped armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. We work in partnership with many other government agencies helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans. Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand.

Latest News 

Dave Sherriff (left) and Glenn Barnes with their silver medals for wheelchair tennis at the Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Dave Sherriff and his doubles partner Glenn Barnes have been rewarded for winning a silver medal at last year’s Invictus Games in Florida by being named the joint 2016 Tennis New Zealand Wheelchair Players of the Year.

Photo: Dave Sherriff (left) and Glenn Barnes with their silver medals for wheelchair tennis at the Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

NZDF Players Win Tennis Wheelchair Award

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 538 NZDF personnel deployed on 22 operations, UN missions, exercises and exchanges.