Our Government Partners

New Zealand Defence Force


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Every hour of everyday, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is contributing to the defence, security, and well-being of New Zealand. As a modern, professional miliary, it is the NZDF's goal to maintain well trained, equipped, and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. Therefore we lead, train, and equip our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen for action in the most demanding environments, so they are ready and able to protect New Zealand's interests.

Find out more about the NZDF. (external link)

The NZDF hosts the Defence Employer Support Council (DESC) Secretarait, which provides support and advice to the DESC. NZDF also supports.

Find out more about the DESC Secretarait.


Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

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MBIE assists us with legislative advice and guidance on employment law, enabling the DESC Secretariat to deliver HR policy advice and information to employers.

Find out more about MBIE. (external link)


Australian Defence Reserves Support

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Our Australian counterparts work in similar ways to us, and we exchange guidance and advice on how to best support Defence People.

Find our more about Australian Defence Reserves Support (external link)