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National Anthem of New Zealand

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New Zealand has two national anthems: "God Save the Queen" and "God Defend New Zealand".


"God Save the Queen" would normally only be played when a member of the Royal Family or the New Zealand governor-general is present.


In all other cases, "God Defend New Zealand" should be played.


New Zealand (God Defend New Zealand)

New Zealand (God Save the Queen)


The music files on this website are intended for official use by Department of Defense and U.S. government offices only. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



Foreign national anthems are subject to change without notice, therefore all foreign National Anthems must be verified for accuracy by the Navy Band CD Library prior to use. Please allow three weeks for this verification process. Proper use of the materials found on this website is the sole responsibility of the end user. For requests or comments on this site please contact Navy Band CD Library.

For guidance on performance of foreign national anthems by military bands, please refer to DOD directive 5410.18 (cut and paste “DOD directive 5410.18” in a search engine), specifically paragraph 4.8.10, found on page 20. If your group is performing a foreign national anthem at a ceremony or concert, it is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and currency of the printed music. For assistance, please contact the Navy Band’s music library at:, or Navy Band Public Affairs at:  

The national anthems contained on this site are under constant revision, due to the volatility of certain political regions. Please download updates each time you use them to ensure you are using the most current version of the country's anthem. All links on this site go directly to MP3 music files. If the files are to be moved from your computer drive to another storage media (such as compact disc) for playback, it is the user's responsibility to ensure that the integrity of the anthem titles remains intact. (Label the CDs carefully!)