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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
New Zealand Participation in Operation Gallant Phoenix - Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
Ministry of Defence Statement of Intent 2019-2023Read more
Chief Executive Disclosure of Expenses 2018 - 2019 (PDF file)Read more
Chief Executive Disclosure of Expenses 2018 - 2019 (Excel file)Read more
New Zealand Defence Force: Iraq Deployment Review – Release of Cabinet DocumentsRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Publication of Cabinet documents associated with reviews of the Afghanistan and Iraq deployments
The Government has now published the Cabinet documents supporting Cabinet decisions from June 2019 regarding the deployment of New Zealand Defence Force personnel to Afghanistan and Iraq.
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.