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Minister of Defence Ron Mark and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw have today released a Defence Assessment on the security implications of climate change.

New Zealand is deploying New Zealand Defence Force assets to Papua New Guinea to assist with security at the APEC Leaders’ Week this month.

Minister of Defence Hon Ron Mark met with General Ngo Xuan Lich, Viet Nam Minister of Defence, in Wellington today for a counterpart visit.

The Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence for 2018 were presented in Palmerston North last night.

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Coinciding with the opening of the Invictus Games, Minister for Veterans Ron Mark met with his counterparts, or their representatives, from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States at an International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 20 and 21 October 2018.

It has been a full year since I last stood before you as a new Minister.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark attended a successful Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus), which was held on 19 and 20 October in Singapore.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark will today open the annual International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centre conference.  This year the conference is being held in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Minister of Defence Ron Mark, have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea.

‘Who should be considered a veteran’ will be the main question facing the new appointees to the Veterans' Advisory Board. 

Defence Minister Ron Mark has today announced the next commander to lead New Zealand’s joint military operations and exercises. 

Two separate technical issues with regards to New Zealand Defence Force deployments have been identified and remedied by the Coalition Government. 

The Government has approved the purchase of a dive and hydrographic support vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Two separate technical issues with regards to New Zealand Defence Force deployments have been identified and remedied by the Coalition Government. 

The Government has approved the purchase of a dive and hydrographic support vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Veterans Ron Mark say they were honoured to be with the families of service personnel as they welcomed their loved ones home.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has today announced the appointment of new Service Chiefs for the Navy, Army and Air Force after the completion of a recruitment process led by the State Services Commission.

The Government has approved the purchase of a new simulator for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 helicopters.

The coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government. 

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has today announced the release of the Review of Defence Procurement Policies and Practices for Major Capability Projects.