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Defend New Zealand's Interests at Sea

"Defence is part of New Zealand’s broader national security system, and works with other agencies to protect and advance New Zealand’s national
security interests". Defence White Paper 2016

New Zealand’s relative geographic distance from other countries no longer affords the protection it once did and maintaining awareness of New Zealand’s busy maritime domain is critical.

Roughly 70 percent of the world is water, 80 percent of the world’s population lives on or near a coast, and 90 percent of international commerce moves by sea. Freedom of movement in the maritime domain is essential to a healthy and prosperous region. The Navy must maintain sovereignty and maritime domain awareness in order to be able to respond to threats to national security across the spectrum of military operations. 

Maintaining the ability of the Defence Force to deploy within New Zealand and its
immediate region is a fundamental priority for the Government.

Photo: HMNZS TE KAHA during workup prior to Exercise RIMPAC 2016


For more info on Ex RIMPAC 2016 visit Operations and Exercises

Image: Maritime Component Commander, Commodore Jim Gilmour Commander Amphibious Forces, Coalition Task Force (CTF 176) and his international staff prior to their departure for USS AMERICA.

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