About the Ministry of Defence
The roles of the Ministry of Defence, which are founded on section 24 of the Defence Act 1990, are to:
- provide timely, high-quality advice to help the Government make well-informed decisions about the defence of New Zealand and its interests
- conduct audits and assessments of the New Zealand Defence Force and the acquisition activities of the Ministry of Defence
- arrange for the acquisition of significant items of military equipment needed to meet New Zealand Defence Force capability requirements.
For further information on the Defence Act and Ministry of Defence reports and publications view the links below: