The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (in Māori: Manatū Kaupapa Waonga) is the arm of the New Zealand Government charged with providing advice on defence matters, as well as providing oversight over the New Zealand Defence Force.
As of 2011Jonathan Coleman. For a list of previous ministers, see Minister of Defence.
it is led by
A Defence Review was announced in April 2009 by the National-led government.
Defence House in Wellington
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The Ministry is responsible for the following functions:
- Providing advice to the New Zealand Government on the Defence of New Zealand and its national interests,
- Acquisition of Military Equipment,
- Assessment and audit of the New Zealand Defence Force functions, duties and projects.
On a day to day basis the Secretary of Defence, (currently Helene Quilter, as of December 2012), holds the position of Chief Executive of the Ministry, and answers to the Minister.
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