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The Bugle

Our deployment newsletter with news from our personnel around the world and helpful ideas and information from our deployment community.


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Media Releases


Patrols Inspect More than 70 Vessels 

About 50 commercial fishing vessels were among 74 vessels inspected during joint patrols conducted recently by the New Zealand Defence Force and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).




HMNZS CANTERBURY off the Solomon Islands
HMNZS CANTERBURY at heightened readiness for cyclone season 

As the on-call RNZN vessel should a natural disaster occur, HMNZS Canterbury and her crew are on 48-hour notice to deploy during the summer cyclone season, if the Government gets asked to provide disaster relief.



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Welcome to HomeBase

COMJ Major General Tim Gall in DPMs

 HOMEBASE is intended to provide members of the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) deployment community with information that will  support and empower them during deployment. 

If you are a deployed person, a support worker, a friend or family member of a deployed person, please use the resources this site has to offer.

Force 4 FamiliesFORCE 4 FAMILIES

The NZDF welfare website for initiatives aimed at contributing to better support for all Defence Families at all times.


Social Media Handbook                              

To help you to protect your personal information we have put together a New Zealand Defence Force Social Media Handbook which you can download, read online or print out.  

What’s Happening Overseas


This page was last reviewed on 18 January 2019, and is current.