Interviews with Deployed Personnel for Christmas Period

Media are invited to submit requests for interviews with New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed overseas.

543 Defence Force personnel are currently deployed on operations. While Christmas will be a normal working day on operations, the Kiwis will be able to mark the occasion. Personnel in Afghanistan and Antarctica will experience a white Christmas.

To ensure co-ordination of all interview requests, media are requested to email by 3pm on Wednesday 14 December.

The following information will be required:

    Your preferred mission. NZDF personnel are currently deployed in Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Antarctica, Solomon Islands, Egypt, the Middle East, South Korea, South Sudan and Iraq. For further information on NZDF operations visit

    Preferred date and time of interview. Please consider time differences between New Zealand and the operation area.

Video footage of Christmas messages from deployed personnel may also be available for TV/web.

Every effort will be made to facilitate all interview requests, but requests received after the Wednesday 14 December deadline will not be given priority.


This page was last reviewed on 5 December 2011.