Force4NZ magazine provides information about our Defence Force and the activities of our people in New Zealand and around the world.

PDF versions are available for downloading.

Special edition, December 2017

Three Services, One Force, Touching the Enemy, Reaching for the Sky, What do the Public Think?

Special Edition, December 2017
[pdf, 1.52mb, 16 pages]

Issue 8, February 2017

Shaking down the fleet, Person of the Year, Our friends and allies, Roll out the big guns, Estate regeneration.

Issue 8 February 2017 [pdf, 3.47mb, 24 pages]

Issue 7, December 2016

Kaikoura: Our Forces at Work; Aircraft, ships and ground forces deployed as North Canterbury suffers 7.8 earthquake.

Issue 7 [pdf, 2.83mb, 9 pages]

    Issue 6, July 2016

    Iraq: The threat remains real, RIMPAC, Operation RESPECT.

    Issue 6 desktop edition [pdf, 5.19mb, 28 pages]

    Issue 6 mobile edition [epub, 17.3mb]

      Issue 5, February 2016

      We've got your back, Better tools, better effects, On the ice, Southern Katipo 17 is on, Super savings, super advice.

      Issue 5 February 16 [pdf, 2.79mb, 28 pages]

      Issue 4, October 2015

      On the ground in Iraq, Success of Tropic Twilight, KiwiSaver is a first, Defence Blacks tour

      Issue 4 October 2015 [pdf, 2.61mb, 24 pages]

      Issue 3, June 2015

      Being a Force 4 Families, Joint Task Force 2015, 2020 Ready, Our Story - WW100

      Issue 3 June 2015 [pdf, 3.71mb, 24 pages]

      Issue 2, February 2015

      The year ahead, Building a safety culture, Improving our Courts of Inquiry, Focusing on leadership, What makes our Defence Force tick?, Our 2020 challenge, Recruiting our future talent, Sharing our skills with the Pacific, Equipping ourselves for success, 100 years of medical excellence, In good hands.

      Issue 2 February 2015 [pdf, 3.22mb, 24 pages]

      Issue 1, November 2014

      Newsbriefs, Support when needed most, Equipping our Force to win, Reservist of the year, A Force for New Zealand, Making a difference in a time of crisis, Unconquered, Committed to Antarctica, Protecting our ocean highways, Faces of the future.

      Issue 1 November 2014 [pdf, 3.41mb, 24 pages]



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