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New Zealand Defence Force

Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa


  • defend New Zealand’s sovereignty
  • discharge their obligations as an ally of Australia
  • contribute to or lead peace and security operations in the South Pacific
  • make a credible contribution in support of peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region
  • protect New Zealand’s wider interests by contributing to international peace and security and the international rule of law
  • contribute to whole-of-government efforts at home and abroad in resource protection, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance.




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