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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
The latest from The Ministry
Publication of the Major Projects Report 2016
The Major Projects Report 2016 has been published, providing detailed information about Defence's management of 11 projects during the year 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
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