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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


Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End Well

The combined maritime patrols between New Zealand and Fiji involving HMNZS HAWEA have ended on a high note, with about 550 vessels boarded and 110 alleged infringements detected over the past seven months.

NZDF Troops Eager to Begin Iraq Mission 

They will help train Iraqi troops in weapons handling, night combat, marksmanship, combat first aid, explosives hazard awareness training and obstacle-breaching techniques.



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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 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.  

What’s Happening Overseas


This page was last reviewed on 9 November 2017, and is current.