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.
Dental team treats 420 patients in Samoa
Our 13-strong dental team treated 420 patients during their recent trip to Samoa, demonstrating our ability to deploy and operate effectively overseas.
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Cabinet material for proactive release
Apply for the NZ Defence Service Medal
This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.
Information about how to apply for military service records and medals from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.
There are currently around 250 NZDF personnel serving on 11 operations overseas.