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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 Policy Review: Defence Policy and Strategy Statement 2023
The Defence Policy and Strategy Statement 2023 will guide Defence’s planning, operations, engagements and investment to ensure that Defence is fit-for-purpose in an increasingly challenging and complex world.Read more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 31-05-2023 to 5-06-2023Read more
New Zealand Defence Force Operational Commitment to the Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)Read more
Defence Assessment 2021 Cabinet paperRead more
New Zealand's Contribution to Peace and Stability on the Korean PeninsulaRead more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 19-04-2023 to 01-05-2023Read more
The latest from The Ministry
Request for Proposal issued for Bushmaster communications systems
Defence has issued a Request for Proposal for services related to the design, build and installation of communications and digital systems, which will connect the new Bushmaster vehicle fleet for years to come.
Maritime domain market research commences
Defence has today begun market research relating to the Maritime domain to inform the next stage of the Defence Policy Review.