Welcome to the Ministry of Defence website
Our role is to:
- Advise the Government on the defence of New Zealand and its interests.
- Acquire military equipment.
- Assess and audit the New Zealand Defence Force functions, duties and projects.
At our website you can find information about:
- The Ministry, our management, divisions and contacts.
- New Zealand's defence policy.
- Defence acquisition projects and current tenders.
- Reports and publications relating to the Ministry and New Zealand's defence policy.
- Links to New Zealand and international defence agencies.
Defence White Paper 2010
The Government released the Defence White Paper 2010 on 2 November 2010.
Release of supporting information
Key supporting information (reports, Cabinet papers, and Cabinet minutes) relating to the Defence White Paper 2010 is available to view online.
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)
The New Zealand Defence Force is a separate organisation comprising the Royal New Zealand Navy, the New Zealand Army and the Royal New Zealand Air Force and is responsible for:
- Managing the armed forces day-to-day.
- Delivering the Government's defence policy.
Last website update: 21 April 2015