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