Principles for Defence 2021

Published: 08 Dec 2021

Category: Other documents

The Principles for Defence were released on 8 December 2021 by the Minister of Defence alongside the Secretary of Defence. The four new Principles for Defence reinforce the diversity and values of New Zealand’s defence agencies.

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The Principles are:

  • Angitu – success, effort and striving

  • Kotahitanga – unity, togetherness and collective action

  • Mana/Pono – influence, trust and integrity in Defence and

  • Kaitiakitanga – Defence’s work as guardians and stewards.

The Principles were released alongside the Ministerial Priorities for Defence 2021.


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