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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.
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Featured & recent publications
Defence Capability Plan 2019
The Defence Capability Plan 2019 sets out the planned investments in the New Zealand Defence Force out to 2030, while further identifying potential investments to be made after 2030.Read more
Protected Vehicle – Medium Procurement – Release of Cabinet documentsRead more
Deployment of Three Additional Personnel to the United Nations Command in the Republic of KoreaRead more
Proposal to Renew the Mandate for New Zealand’s Contribution to the United Nations Mission in South SudanRead more
Proposal to Renew the Mandate for New Zealand’s Contribution to the United Nations Truce Supervision OrganisationRead more
Proposal to Renew the Mandate for New Zealand’s Contribution to the Multinational Force and ObserversRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Cabinet Decision on Protected Mobility
The Minister of Defence has issued a press release about Cabinet’s June 2020 decision to approve the acquisition of 43 Thales Bushmaster NZ5.5 Procurement Vehicle – Mediums.
Deployment of Three Additional Personnel to the United Nations Command in the Republic of Korea – Release of Cabinet Documents
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence have issued a press release about the deployment of three additional NZDF personnel to the United Nations Command in the Republic of Korea.