09 December, 2021
Defence Assessment 2021 : he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka
Defence Assessment 2021: he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka / a rough sea can still be navigated was released on 8 December 2021 by the Secretary of Defence alongside the Minister of Defence.
The document provides a comprehensive review of the challenges to New Zealand’s strategic defence interests, as well as defence officials’ advice to Government on changing New Zealand’s defence policy settings.
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Ministerial Priorities for Defence 2021
The Ministerial Priorities are People, Infrastructure, and The Pacific.
People are Defence’s greatest asset. Defence needs to ensure that personnel are ready and supported to face the challenges ahead, including those identified in Defence Assessment 2021.
The focus on infrastructure will ensure members of the Defence Force can live and work in buildings that are healthy, safe and fit-for-purpose both now and in the future.
The Pacific priority reflects the importance that this Government places on Pacific resilience and the important role Defence has in supporting this.
View more information here: Ministerial Priorities for Defence 2021
Principles of Defence 2021
The Principles are:
Angitu – success, effort and striving
Kotahitanga – unity, togetherness and collective action
Mana/Pono – influence, trust and integrity in Defence and
Kaitiakitanga – Defence’s work as guardians and stewards.
View more information here: Principles for Defence 2021.