Who we are

The NZ Cadet Forces is made up of the:


  • Air Training Corps
  • Sea Cadet Corps
  • NZ Cadet Corps

We are a voluntary, disciplined, uniformed training organisation for youth.

There are approximatly 50 ATC units in New Zealand, 2 of which are in the Manawatu (and 2 NZ Cadet Corps units).

We conduct our unit parades every Wednesday night at 6pm, conduct two 50 minute periods and finish off at 9pm.


NZCF Mission

To develop confident, responsible young citizens who are valued within their community by providing them, within a military framework, safe, enjoyable and challenging opportunities.