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RNZAF Mission Statement


The RNZAF will provide New Zealand with relevant, responsive and effective Air Power to meet its security interests.


An agile and adaptive Air Force with the versatility essential for NZDF Operations.


We are prepared, if necessary, to risk our lives to protect the security interests and people of New Zealand;

We will ensure that our personnel are trained and equipped to carry out their duties; and

We will undertake all tasks needed to produce the assigned New Zealand Defence Force outputs, as required by the Government.


Courage | Tū Kaha – Taking action despite your fears

Courage is having the moral and physical strength to do what is right, even in the face of adversity. It is stepping up when things get hard. It is speaking up when you see things that are wrong. Courage is enforcing our standards and discipline. It is not giving in to peer pressure.

Commitment | Tū Tika – Giving your best

Commitment is doing your best. It is always looking for ways to achieve the task, and persevering even when the going gets tough. Commitment is accepting and living our values and standards. It is serving New Zealand.

Comradeship | Tū Tira – Respecting and looking out for each other

Comradeship is respecting the differences of the people around you and treating others as you’d like to be treated. It is working together as a team, being inclusive, recognising we are stronger together. Comradeship is never an excuse for covering up other people’s wrong doing.

Integrity | Tū Maia – Doing the right thing – always!

Integrity is conducting yourself honestly, ethically and to the highest professional standards -- even when no one is watching. It is doing the things that you say you are going to do. Integrity is accepting responsibility for your decisions and actions.