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This site has been designed to adhere to the Government Web Guidelines, meet W3C WAI A guidelines or higher and conform to industry "best practice" for web development. Please see Accessibility for the ways in which we have made the site accessible to as many users as practical.

We will continue to enhance site accessibility in response to changes in the Guidelines and feedback from users.

Long documents are best printed using the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format which is available on the title page of key documents. To view and print PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information set out in this website is accurate. However, visitors to the site are advised that the Ministry of Defence does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any action taken, or reliance placed, as a result of reading any part, or all, of the information in this website or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency, flaw in or omission from the information provided in this website.

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For convenience and information purposes only, this website provides links to other websites. The Ministry of Defence is not responsible for the contents of the linked websites, and we have no control over availability of the linked pages. These other sites may contain information that is the copyright of third parties and subject to restrictions on reuse. Permission to use copyrighted materials from other websites must be obtained from the copyright owner and cannot be obtained from the Ministry of Defence.

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Website visitors are not allowed to do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its working. This includes removing anything from it, adding anything to it, linking it to another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.

Privacy Statement

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. through email feedback or by requesting to be notified when new material is published), we will only use that information to communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties.

If you have any concerns about personal information that we hold please write to:

The Privacy Officer
Ministry of Defence
P O Box 12703
Molesworth Street
Wellington 6144
New Zealand

or send an email to: info@defence.govt.nz

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