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Welcome to the Ministry of Defence website

Our role is to:

At our website you can find information about:

The Ministry works with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), which is a separate organisation comprising the Royal New Zealand Navy, the New Zealand Army and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The NZDF is responsible for:

Visit the NZDF website for information about that organisation, including for information about medals and accessing military service personnel records.

Defence White Paper 2015

The Government has directed that a review of its defence policy be conducted over the course of 2015. The Defence White Paper 2015 will focus on the contribution of the Defence Force and Ministry of Defence towards New Zealand’s security, resilience and prosperity. It will set out New Zealand’s defence policy and how policy will be implemented to advance the nation’s national security and interests. In this regard the Defence White Paper 2015 will provide the basis for the Defence Force’s and Ministry of Defence’s strategy and planning from 2015 onward.

You can make an oral submission at one of the following public meetings being held around the country:

Table of public meetings for the Defence White Paper 2015
Location of Public meeting
Hosted by
Dunedin Public Meeting

25 May

Member of Parliament Jacqui Dean Otago Museum
Kakapo Room
419 Great King Street
Christchurch Public Meeting

26 May

Member of Parliament Matt Doocey

Christchurch Memorial
74 Armagh Street

Blenheim Public Meeting

27 May

Member of Parliament Stuart Smith Clubs of Marlborough
42 Alfred Street
Auckland Public Meeting

2 June

Member of Parliament Mark Mitchell Leys Institute Hall
20 St Mary's Road
Tauranga Public Meeting

5 June

Member of Parliament Todd Muller

Mount Maunganui RSA
544 Maunganui Road

Palmerston North Public Meeting

11 June

Member of Parliament Jono Naylor Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History
Art Gallery Entrance
326 Main Street
Palmerston North
Hamilton Public Meeting

12 June

Members of Parliament David Bennett and Tim Macindoe The Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street
Wellington Public Meeting

15 June

Member of Parliament Chris Bishop

Anzac House
181 Willis Street

Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry 2015

Nominations are sought for the 2015 Awards of Excellence to Industry, by Friday, 12 June 2015. Further details, including the nomination form, are set out on the Awards Information page.

Defence White Paper 2010

The Government's defence policy is set out in the Defence White Paper 2010.

Last website update: 21 May 2015

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