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A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) cargo aircraft evacuated around 240 survivors and distributed aid to the typhoon-devastated eastern Philippines on the first day of New Zealand’s humanitarian mission to the Southeast Asian country. NZ Air Force Evacuates Haiyan Survivors
- All three services of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) must train together and with our allies to achieve anything in the future, says New Zealand Army Colonel John Howard, Commander of Exercise Southern Katipo 2013.
Joint Exercises Key to NZDF's Future Success
From seabed mines to state of the art avionics, it appears the sky is the limit for the science and technology arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. Global Interest in Defence Force Innovations
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- As required by the Public Finance Act 1989, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) produces an annual report for the House of Representatives. This provides a report on the NZDF's strategic initiatives, output expenses, and financial performance for the year under review. Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2013 [pdf - 2Mb - 209 pages]
- Under statute - the Public Finance Act 1989 - all government departments and agencies are required to produce a Statement of Intent. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Statement of Intent is a medium-term strategic document produced annually and tabled in the House of Representatives on Budget Day (normally late May) every year. Essentially, as the title implies, the SOI provides a summary of what the NZDF intends to achieve over the medium term (three to five years) and how it intends to do this. New Zealand Defence Force - Statement of Intent for the period 1 July 2013- 30 June 2016 [pdf 487 kb]