Corporate documents

We're accountable to all New Zealanders and work to be as transparent as we can. Find out about our reports, plans, and briefings to the government.

Statement of intent

All government departments are required by the Public Finance Act 1989 to produce a statement of intent. As part of the NZ Defence Force, we are represented in their statement of intent.

NZ Defence Force's statements of intent on their website(external link)(external link)

Annual reports

The NZ Defence Force reports each year to the House of Representatives on how it has performed over the previous 12 months. As a unit of the NZ Defence Force, the performance of Veterans' Affairs New Zealand is included in these reports.

NZ Defence Force's annual reports on their website(external link)(external link)

Briefings to incoming Ministers

We brief each incoming Minister about their portfolio. The briefing includes information on:

  • the Veterans' Affairs portfolio
  • their legislative responsibilities
  • upcoming work
  • strategic challenges and opportunities
  • our organisation and the work we do.

Current Minister

Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Veterans, presented to the Hon Meka Whaitiri, December 2020(external link)(external link)

Former Ministers

Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Veterans, presented to the Hon Ron Mark, October 2017(external link)(external link)

Veterans portfolio Cabinet material

Cabinet papers prepared by the Office of the Minister for Veterans since 1 January 2019 and their related minutes are being proactively released.

As Veterans' Affairs is part of the New Zealand Defence Force, these papers are published on their website.

Cabinet material published by the New Zealand Defence Force(external link)(external link)

For more information on the policy see the related Cabinet Office circular:

CO (18) 4 - Proactive Release of Cabinet Material: Updated Requirements(external link)(external link)