Part 1 Constitutional position of armed forces

5 Power to raise armed forces

The Governor-General may from time to time, in the name and on behalf of the Sovereign, continue to raise and maintain armed forces, either in New Zealand or elsewhere, for the following purposes:


the defence of New Zealand, and of any area for the defence of which New Zealand is responsible under any Act:


the protection of the interests of New Zealand, whether in New Zealand or elsewhere:


the contribution of forces under collective security treaties, agreements, or arrangements:


the contribution of forces to, or for any of the purposes of, the United Nations, or in association with other organisations or States and in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations:


the provision of assistance to the civil power either in New Zealand or elsewhere in time of emergency:


the provision of any public service.

Compare: 1971 No 52 s 4(1), (2); 1976 No 122 s 3(8)