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We are the Government’s lead civilian advisor on defence. We also purchase major equipment which becomes a capability when it is used by service men and women of the New Zealand Defence Force.
Ko mātou ngā kaitohutohu matua ki te kāwanatanga mo ngā kaupapa waonga. Nā mātou hoki, ngā taputapu nunui i hoko, hei āheitanga i roto i ngā ringa o ngā tāne me ngā wahine o Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa.
Featured & recent publications
Defence White Paper 2016
Sets out the Government’s expectations for Defence over the coming decades.Read more
The latest from The Ministry
2016 Awards for excellence within the Defence industry have been announced
2016 Awards for excellence for industry - Three category winners announced
2016 Defence Capability Plan
The 2016 version of the Defence Capability Plan is significantly more detailed than previous versions, and includes indicative schedule estimates and cost bands for major capability initiatives. It also presents the type of operations the Defence Force plans for, and how the capability investments will contribute to the operational capacity of the Defence Force.