Reserve Forces

The Reserve Forces are those New Zealand men and women who join the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) as part-time members.

Youth Development

The New Zealand Defence Force works with a range of government partners to help motivate young New Zealanders to enter the workforce.

The New Zealand Cadet Forces is an additional youth leadership programme run in partnership with the community.

Employer Support

People who employ Reserves are vital to the effectiveness of New Zealand's Reserve Forces. Without their support, employees can’t get time off for military training. Both the Defence Employer Support Council, and the New Zealand Defence Force provide our valued supporters with various channels of support.


This page was last reviewed on 29 June 2016, and is current.