We take pride in honouring our veterans and their service. We contribute to research and the recording of our history, as part of the history of New Zealand and upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We conduct commemorative activities and maintain and advise on policy to support New Zealand to honour its Defence Force veterans in a way that respects their service, including with medallic recognition, and upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We support state ceremonial activities and high-level official visits and undertake the researching and recording of the New Zealand Defence Force history as part of the wider history of New Zealand.
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