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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


HMNZS TE MANA Returns from five months away 

Families and friends crammed the wharf at Devonport Naval Base to welcome back the 176 crew members of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Mana, who returned from a five-month engagement across the Asia-Pacific region.



NZDF Personnel Return from Iraq and Sinai 

Around 100 personnel returned home after serving for six months in Iraq or the  Sinai Peninsula as part of a training mission or Multinational Force and Observers, respectively.



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Welcome to HomeBase

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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.


NZDF Social Media HandbookSocial 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.  

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This page was last reviewed on 21 November 2018, and is current.