An array of challenges facing the Pacific, from climate change to geostrategic competition, requires more from New Zealand and like-minded partners. This report presents a vision for a secure, stable, and resilient Pacific region. It sets out priorities to advance New Zealand's approaches to partnerships, investment in regional security architecture, and optimise the Defence Force's ability to deliver on these approaches. It also explains how Pacific priorities will remain at the centre of New Zealand's Defence Force approach. This is because New Zealand has a strong stake in contributing to regional security and cooperation with like-minded partners is critical.