His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has arrived at the Auckland Civic service in the past hour.
Minister of Defence Ron Mark is in the South Island attending the Anzac Day commemorations in Christchurch.
There is currently 15,182 personnel in the NZDF. Nearly 3,500 are female and of those 1,904 are Māori.
Staff Sergeant Arihi Reihana is serving in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an international organisation with peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai Peninsula.