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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
Ministerial Overseas Travel 21-08-19 to 24-08-19 - Release of Cabinet materialRead more
Deployment to the United Nations Command in the Republic of KoreaRead more
Advancing Pacific Partnerships 2019Read more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 30-05-2019 to 03-06-2019 – Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Ministerial Overseas Travel: 30-06-2019 to 05-07-2019 – Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Advancing Pacific Partnerships 2019
On 29 October 2019, the Minister of Defence launched the Advancing Pacific Partnerships 2019, a Defence Assessment that translates the high-level strategic policy of the Pacific Reset and the Policy Statement into a Defence regional approach.
Ministry of Defence co-hosts Women, Peace and Security Summit with Samoa
Samoa and New Zealand co-hosted the inaugural Women Peace and Security Summit in Apia, 22-23 August 2019 to promote the visibility and implementation of the global Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Pacific region.
Defence Capability Plan 2019 – Release of Cabinet Documents
On 11 June 2019, the Minister of Defence launched the Defence Capability Plan 2019 that sets out the indicative planned investment in the New Zealand Defence Force out to 2030, while further identifying potential investments to be made after 2030. The Cabinet documents supporting this publication are now available.