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Latest News

  • From the extreme cold of Antarctica to the heat of Sinai Peninsula, New Zealand Defence Force engineers are proving their ability to excel in any conditions.
    NZDF Engineers Hard at Work in Hot and Cold

  • RNZAF Leading Aircraftman Thorne Davidse had the perfect finish to his Advanced Trade Training course when he was awarded the PPG Aerospace Trade Training Trophy for highest results.
    Air Force Surface Technician Adds Gloss to Career

  • The New Zealand Defence Force has found the sailor who activated his emergency beacon Thursday afternoon about 1600 kilometres east of the Chatham Islands.
    NZDF Helps Yachtie in Distress


Latest Public Documents

  • As required by the Public Finance Act 1989, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) produces an annual report for the House of Representatives. This provides a report on the NZDF's strategic initiatives, output expenses, and financial performance for the year under review.
    Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2016 [pdf | 3.19Mb | 152 pages]
  • NZDF has published the latest Benchmarking Administrative and Support Services (BASS) report for 2014/2015.
    NZDF Benchmarking Administrative and Support Services (BASS) Report 2014/2015 [xls | 1.1mb]

  • The Defence White Paper 2016 was released by the Ministry of Defence on 8 June 2016. It sets out the Government’s expectations for Defence over the coming decades.
    Defence White Paper 21016 [pdf | 1.43mb | 40 pages]

  • 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 and tabled in the House of Representatives 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. New Zealand Defence Force - Statement of Intent for the period 1 July 2015- 30 June 2018 [pdf | 1.68mb | 40 pages]

  • The 2016 Defence Capability Plan outlines the investment in capability required to deliver the force structure of the Defence White Paper 2016. It is the primary vehicle for the Government to communicate its defence capability priorities to the public, industry, and international partners. Defence Capability Plan 2016 (pdf | 5.29mb | 86 pages)

Defence White Paper 2016 View the Defence White Paper 2016 [pdf | 3.12mb | 88 pages]
2015-16 NZDF Annual Report Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2016
[pdf | 3.19Mb | 152 pages]
Defence Capability Plan 2016 Defence Capability Plan 2016 [pdf | 5.29mb | 86 pages]
This page was last reviewed on 18 April 2017, and is current.