New Zealand Defence Policy
Defence White Paper 2010
On 2 November 2010, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence launched the Defence White Paper 2010. The White Paper is a comprehensive statement of the Government’s defence policy for the next 25 years.
It is a blueprint for building a modern Defence Force that protects New Zealand’s territory and citizens, conducts and leads missions in the South Pacific, makes a meaningful contribution to regional and international security, and is valued by our friends and partners.
A key theme running through the White Paper is financial sustainability. The Government expects value for money from its large investment in Defence. The White Paper provides a framework for doing this.
The Government released the Defence White Paper 2010 on 2 November 2010.
Speeches and press releases by the Prime Minister and Minister of Defence from the Launch on the Defence White Paper 2010 are available to view on the New Zealand Government website.
- View speeches and press releases by the Prime Minister and Minister of Defence on the Defence White Paper 2010 from the New Zealand Government website 'Features' web page
- Read more about the Defence Review
Defence Capability Plan 2011
The Defence Capability Plan released in September 2011 summarises Defence’s portfolio of capabilities. A key feature of the Plan is the total capability effect it seeks to deliver. The end goal is a Joint Amphibious Task Force that is capable of working independently in the South Pacific or as part of a larger coalition operation further afield.