Ministry of Defence (New Zealand)

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Defence assessment 2021: he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka

The document provides a comprehensive review of the challenges to New Zealand’s strategic defence interests, as well as defence officials’ advice to the Government on changing New Zealand’s defence policy settings.

Report of the Expert Review Group

This review considers whether the New Zealand Defence Force’s organisational structure and record-keeping and retrieval processes are in accordance with international best practice and sufficient to remove or reduce the possibility of the failings identified by the Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham and Related Matters.

Independent review of the New Zealand Defence Force’s progress against its Action Plan for Operation Respect

In 2016, the Chief of Defence Force at the time launched the Operation Respect programme in order to eliminate harmful behaviour in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). This document provides an independent analysis of this programme.

Responding to the climate crisis: an implementation plan

This report puts actions to the recommendations from the 2018 Climate Crisis Defence Assessment. The plan highlights Defence’s current efforts and commitments relating to climate change, and how they will grow best practice and raise their ambition over time.

Advancing Pacific partnerships 2019

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.