Reprint as at 7 December 2014
Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.
Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Defence.
to continue to authorise the raising and maintaining of armed forces for certain purposes; and
to constitute the New Zealand Defence Force, comprising—
the Armed Forces under the command of the Chief of Defence Force; and
the Civil Staff under the control of the Chief of Defence Force; and
to reaffirm that the Armed Forces are under Ministerial authority; and
to define the respective roles and relationships of the Minister of Defence, the Secretary of Defence, and the Chief of Defence Force; and
to redefine the relationship of the Chief of Defence Force to the Chiefs of Service; and
to make provision generally in respect of the establishment, control, and activities of the New Zealand Defence Force, and related matters
Title paragraph (e): amended, on 20 September 2007, by section 4 of the Defence Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 51).