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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
Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018
The Strategic Defence Policy Statement recognises the full scope of value that Defence provides for New Zealand, across the Community, Nation, and World. The Policy Statement also articulates for the first time a set of principles to describe the Government's expectations for Defence and provide enduring policy guidance, examines developments in the strategic environment, and updates the Defence Force outcomes, principal roles and priorities.Read more
Defence Force: Operational and Regulatory Aviation Compliance Sustainment - Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 27-11-2017 to 21-01-2019: Hon Ron Mark – Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Ministerial Overseas Travel 21-01-2019 to 01-02-2019 – Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Defence Capability Plan 2019Read more
Defence Capability Plan 2019 InfographicRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Cabinet Decisions Released on Operational and Regulatory Aviation Compliance Sustainment Phase One Project
The Cabinet paper and associated minute has been released regarding the Government's April 2019 decision to invest up to $56.832 million in the ORACS Phase One project.
Launch of the Defence Capability Plan 2019
On 1 June 2019, the Minister of Defence released the Defence Capability Plan 2019.