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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.

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.

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.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has today launched the Government’s Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018.

Welcome, and thank you for being here today.

At the outset, I would like to acknowledge the women and men of the New Zealand Defence Force that are here today.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has congratulated Air Marshal Kevin Short who today took over the role of New Zealand’s Chief of Defence Force.

Good afternoon colleagues, my fellow panellists, ladies and gentlemen.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark departed for Singapore today, to attend the Asia-Pacific’s premier defence and security forum, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short as the new Chief of Defence Force.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a further person will join New Zealand’s current contribution of four personnel to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Investing in the future of our young people is a core commitment of the Coalition Government and Budget 2018 makes a substantial investment in the training and employment of rangatahi, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Defence Minister Ron Mark.
New Zealand’s Defence Force can continue making meaningful contributions to global security and peacekeeping efforts, and respond effectively to events like natural disasters, as a result of Budget 2018 funding, says Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced the first of four leased KingAir KA350 aircraft has been certified for use by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), marking a change in the future of aircrew training.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark opened the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) Defence Officials’ Dialogue in Auckland today, welcoming delegates from the 27-strong ARF membership. New Zealand is co-hosting the one day Dialogue with Singapore.