RSS Feeds

RSS is a way for you to get information and updates from a web site. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is referred to as a “feed” that you can subscribe to. A benefit of subscribing to RSS is that you don’t have to check the Web site for updates. The updates come to you as soon as they are published. RSS uses a technology called XML, which can be easily read by machines.

The RSS feeds available on this site are:

NZDF Publications, subscribe to receive notification a new issue is available:

URLS [in bold]:

  • Media Releases -
  • Feature Stories -
  • What's New -
  • Air Force News -
  • Army News -
  • Navy Today -
  • The Bugle -

About feeds

Articles that may assist you with your feeds:

How do I get a feed reader?

There are a range of different feed readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.

Different feedreaders work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

Feed Readers



Mac OS X



When you subscribe to an RSS Feed, you do not provide your name, e-mail address, or other personal information.  Signing up for an RSS Feed is approximately equivalent to visiting a web page to look at the content.

How do I start using feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive.

This page was last reviewed on 11 July 2011, and is current.