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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
Chief Executive disclosure of expenses 2019 - 2020 (PDF file)Read more
Chief Executive Disclosure of Expenses 2019 - 2020 (Excel file)Read more
Proposed Ongoing Military Contribution to the Defeat-ISIS CoalitionRead more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 20-01-2020 to 29-01-2020Read more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 13-11-19 to 20-11-19Read more
The latest from The Ministry
Release of Cabinet Material relating to Proposed Ongoing Military Contribution to the Defeat-ISIS Coalition
In March 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence announced that New Zealand Defence Force personnel were returning to New Zealand following the successful conclusion of the Building Partner Capacity mission at Taji.
Independent Review of the New Zealand Defence Force’s progress against its Action Plan for Operation Respect
The Ministry of Defence has released an independent review assessing the New Zealand Defence Force’s progress implementing the Action Plan for Operation Respect.
Release of Cabinet material relating to the 2019 Deployment in Support of United Nations Security Council Sanctions against North Korea
In October 2019 the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence announced the Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-zealand-announces-further-p-3-deployment-support-un-sanctions (external website).