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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.
Ko mātou ngā kaitohutohu matua ki te kāwanatanga mo ngā kaupapa waonga. Nā mātou hoki, ngā taputapu nunui i hoko, hei āheitanga i roto i ngā ringa o ngā tāne me ngā wahine o Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa.
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
Implementing Recommendation 1 of the Operation Burnham Inquiry Report: Appointment of the Expert Review Group and Terms of ReferenceRead more
Ministry of Defence Manatū Kaupapa Waonga - Annual Report Te Pūrongo-ā-tau 2020Read 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
The latest from The Ministry
Briefing to the incoming Minister of Defence 2020
The Goverment has now published Briefings to Incoming Ministers on the Beehive website. Included is the joint briefing that was provided to the Minister of Defence, Hon Peeni Henare, in November 2020.
7th U.S. – New Zealand Defence Policy Dialogue 8/9 December 2020
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, David F. Helvey, and Deputy Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning, Michael Swain, met virtually to conduct the annual U.S. – New Zealand Defence Policy Dialogue on 8 December (Washington) and 9 December (Wellington).