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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
Major Projects Report 2020
The Major Projects Report 2020 provides information about Defence's management of projects during the year 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The 2020 Report contains information on nine Defence-led projects.Read more
New Zealand Defence Force Naval Seasprite Helicopters Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Chief Executive Disclosure of Expenses 2020 - 2021 (PDF file)Read more
Chief Executive Disclosure of Expenses 2020 - 2021 (Excel file)Read more
Major Projects Report 2019Read more
Update on Expert Review Group (February 2021)Read more
The latest from The Ministry
Eligibility for Afghan nationals to be considered for resettlement in New Zealand
Updated 20/08/2021: Afghan nationals who helped the New Zealand Defence Force or other New Zealand government agencies in Afghanistan, and their immediate family (partner and demendent children), may be considered for resettlement in New Zealand.
Foundations laid for arrival of P-8A Poseidon aircraft
The foundations have been laid and piles drilled 20 metres deep, as work on the largest and most complex construction project undertaken by the Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force gathers momentum.