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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 White Paper 2016
Sets out the Government’s expectations for Defence over the coming decades.Read more
Minister of Defence Awards Health and Safety Nomination FormView file
Minister of Defence Awards Special Award Nomination FormView file
Minister of Defence Awards Catergory 1-3 nomination formView file
Briefing to the incoming Minister of DefenceRead more
2016 New Zealand Defence Industry Survey ResultsRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Defence's briefing to the incoming Minister of Defence
April 2017 briefing from the Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence to the incoming Minister of Defence