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'That had to be fixed': Former Defence Minister on the NZDF's multi-million funding boost

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 May 2024, 5:30pm
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'That had to be fixed': Former Defence Minister on the NZDF's multi-million funding boost

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 May 2024, 5:30pm

Ahead of the 2024 Budget, Defence Minister Judith Collins has confirmed the NZDF will receive a $571 million budget increase.

$163 million will boost personnel pay - and the money will also be used to upgrade the military's NH90 helicopter fleet, replace dated military vehicles and improve maritime detection systems.

Former Defence Minister Dr Wayne Mapp says this move was a long time coming.

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