Defence

Ministers

Release

Minister of Defence Peeni Henare today announced a new set of Defence Priorities and Principles that will ensure the Defence Force remains in the best position to continue serving New Zealanders as our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hon Peeni Henare
Release

Earlier in the week, the Government announced the deployment of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to the Middle East to assist with the international evacuation efforts from Afghanistan, including of New Zealanders and other approved foreign nationals, Minister of Defence Peeni Henare said.

Hon Peeni Henare
Release

The construction of the new home for the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s No. 5 Squadron and the P-8A Poseidon aircraft officially started today, with the Minister of Defence Hon Peeni Henare attending a sod-turning ceremony at the Ohakea Airbase.

Hon Peeni Henare
Speech

Tuatahi māku

Ka mihi tu ki a koe Pita

E pīkauria ana i te mana o

Ngā tūpuna o te whenua nei.

Hon Peeni Henare