Articles tagged Defence Force

A $2 billion decision on whether to purchase new maritime surveillance aircraft for the NZ Defence Force has been kicked down the road, with Defence Minister Ron Mark saying he has secured “a window” to review his predecessor’s plans.

Defence Minister Ron Mark says a visit to Camp Taji has convinced him Kiwi trainers are both valued and wanted by Iraqi forces, but not that he was wrong to oppose their initial deployment.

The head of the NZ Defence Force has signalled plans to cut back on spending and “reprioritise” resources in the coming years, which National fears could be a sign of further cuts to come.