Defence

Ministers

- Minister
Speech

It is an honour to speak to the next generation of leaders of the People’s Liberation Army.

Release

It sets out the Government’s indicative planned investments in the Defence Force. It covers all capability investments out to 2030, and signals investments following 2030 that will be assessed through the next Defence White Paper in 2022.

Hon Ron Mark
Speech

Release of the Defence Capability Plan 2019

Release

New Zealand will conclude its non-combat Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq in June 2020, when full responsibility for basic training will be handed over to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Rt Hon Winston Peters Hon Ron Mark
Speech

Firstly, thank you to our Singaporean hosts for your warm hospitality, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies for the invitation to speak on a topic very important to New Zealand.