Articles tagged NZDF

The Government's new defence policy statement caught the eye of many for its more candid discussion of China. But a bigger challenge facing New Zealand may be the gap between its defence resources and what the country may be asked to do, as Van Jackson writes.

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The Government has confirmed it will spend $2.3 billion on four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, with Defence Minister Ron Mark dismissing suggestions the decision is a result of pressure from international partners. Sam Sachdeva reports.

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A new Government report has offered a worrying picture of threats to New Zealand and the international order, saying pressure will play out in newly potent ways - including from “an increasingly confident” China. Sam Sachdeva reports.

The Government has laid out its views on the threats facing New Zealand in a new defence document with surprisingly few punches pulled. The strategy answers a number of questions about the main threats we face, but how we can afford the cost of addressing them is less clear, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

A New Zealand military officer has been suspended after calling the new Timor-Leste prime minister the “puppet” of a revolutionary hero and warning a military coup is possible. Sam Sachdeva reports with this exclusive.

New Zealand’s intelligence watchdog has launched an inquiry into our spy agencies’ involvement in the military’s Afghanistan activities - including the raid which allegedly killed innocent civilians. Sam Sachdeva reports.

Lieutenant-General Tim Keating’s four years as chief of the NZ Defence Force draw to a close this week. Keating spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the military’s response to allegations of war crimes, finding the funds to grow, and where the NZDF’s focus should be.