Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of nearly 14,000 people. This includes around 8,700 Regular Force, 2,300 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

Captain Vince Bennet and a U.S marine provide support to the 91st Poppy Day Apppeal. Photo credit - Ola Thorsen

15 April 2014

One hundred and fifty New Zealand Defence Force personnel will be joined by two American Marines on the streets of Wellington, lending their support to the annual Poppy Day collection on Thursday 17 April.

Photo credit - Ola Thorson.

Defence Force Personnel Support Poppy Day

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 318 New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed on 15 operations, UN missions and defence exercises across 12 countries.