We are a strategically driven force, with plans in place to ensure we remain the best little Army in the world. Everything we do is part of a bigger plan. You can find out more information about these plans below:
Defence White Paper 2016
The Defence White Paper was released by the Ministry of Defence on 8 June 2016. It sets out the Government's expectations for Defence over the coming decades. The Defence White Paper provides the foundation for New Zealand’s security now and into the future at a time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the international strategic environment.
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Strategic Defence Policy Statement
New Zealand's formal Defence policy settings are reviewed periodically. The results of these reviews, including Defence White Papers and Strategic Defence Policy Statements, are the highest-level expression of Government's Defence policy settings.
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NZDF Statement of Intent
The Statement of Intent (SOI) sets out what the NZDF, on behalf of the Government, aims to achieve over the next three to five years. It details the desired outcomes and agreed outputs.
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Defence Capability Plan
The Defence Capability Plan outlines the military capabilities the New Zealand Defence Force requires to remain combat ready in a changing world, and ready to respond in New Zealand’s interests, from the Southern Ocean to the Pacific.
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Strategy25 - Integrated Defence Force
Strategy25 - Integrated Defence Force, is all about reaching for the next horizon, continuing the journey to be more Joint and more Joined-up in everything we do, to remain combat ready.
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Future Land Operating Concept 2035: Integrated Land Missions
Future Land Operating Concept 2035 (FLOC 35) is an aspirational document, aiming to provide a series of goals and overarching direction for the development of capability and strategy around which the NZ Army can generate and sustain the future land force.
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Army 2020 Strategy – Enhanced Combat Capability
The Army’s medium term strategy Army 2020 aligns with the NZDF Future 35 strategic plan.
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The development of sound military doctrine is as much to do with challenging received wisdom as it is with codifying established practice.
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NZ Army Journal (4th Edition)
The fourth Edition of the NZ Army Journal is available as an e-copy or hard copy across all military camps and libraries. It consists of a diverse range of papers and opinion pieces.
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The Way of the New Zealand Warrior
The Way of the New Zealand Warrior publication defines the ethos and characteristics of our soldiers.
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This page was last amended on 09 December 2019