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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
Update on Expert Review Group (February 2021)Read more
Update on Expert Review GroupRead more
Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability 2020 DecisionRead more
Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability 2019 DecisionRead more
Implementing Recommendation 1 of the Operation Burnham Inquiry Report: Appointment of the Expert Review Group and Terms of ReferenceRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Update on Expert Review Group (February 2021)
This publication provides documents relating to a submission to the Minister of Defence in February 2021.
Lest We Forget - A Time to Remember and Reflect
Born from the first landings at Gallipoli 106 years ago, Anzac Day is the day we remember our service men and women and their sacrifice.
Te Pokapū Whakauru Māia: A new facility for the Network Enabled Army programme
A new facility recently opened at Linton Army Camp will be key to the rollout of the Network Enabled Army programme, which is gearing the New Zealand Army up with cutting-edge communications, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies.