The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) uses social media to communicate and engage with New Zealanders, our international partners and others interested in the NZDF. By using or accessing our social media pages, you are considered to have consented to the conditions of use of the particular social media channel. If you break these terms, you may be banned by a specific channel.
By liking and/or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, you can expect to receive regular updates on:
Our latest media releases
News, announcements and alerts
Stories about our personnel and their roles
Information on our activities
Photos and videos from our exercises, deployments and community engagements
Invitations to provide us with feedback
Some information on our working environment
We may choose to ‘like’, ‘retweet’, ‘share’, engage with, and post external information that we think is relevant to our organisation. We may post information by other organisations and/or individuals for the interest and information of our followers. However, we do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of this information, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the NZDF.
At times people employed by the NZDF may engage in forums on social media platforms. Any opinions or views expressed on these forums belong to the individual staff member and are governed by their duties as a public servant under the State Sector Act 1988. NZDF staff who are acting in an official capacity will identify themselves along with their position within the organisation, and state that they are representing the NZDF.
Facebook Terms of Service
Facebook Community Standards
Twitter Terms of Service
LinkedIn User Agreement
LinkedIn Professional Community Policies
New Zealand Defence Force social media channels including the Royal New Zealand Navy’s, New Zealand Army’s and the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s are monitored and we reserve the right to moderate our accounts by hiding, deleting or reporting any post or comment that may represent a security risk, affect our neutrality, or does not comply with the following:
In addition, we reserve the right to hide, delete or report content posted on our pages that:
is not relevant
is deemed offensive
has political bias
breaches an individual's privacy
breaches copyright or intellectual property rights
contains a link
refers to any commercial activity including advertising
While we will attempt to answer all questions, we cannot enter into any discussion related to politics or anything we deem irrelevant to the NZDF. We also cannot provide information that may breach the Defence Act 1990 or is contrary to any other legislation or our legal obligations.
The NZDF social media channels are monitored from 7.00am – 5.00pm on weekdays and sporadically outside these hours. We will try to reply to all questions within 24 business hours.
Official Information Act
If we cannot answer your question you still have the ability to make a request for official information from the NZDF under the Official Information Act 1982. Any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or anyone who is in New Zealand, can submit a request for official information.
To request official information, contact the Ministerial Services team.
Requests should be specific about the information that you want.
Email email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.