Under statute - the Public Finance Act 1989 - all government departments and agencies are required to produce a Statement of Intent. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Statement of Intent is a medium-term strategic document produced annually, when required and tabled in the House of Representatives on Budget Day (normally late May) every year. Essentially, as the title implies, the SOI provides a summary of what the NZDF intends to achieve over the medium term (three to five years) and how it intends to do this. Statements of Intent form part of the supporting information provided by the annual Estimates of Appropriations.
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