Once again a New Zealand company has missed out on a major government project, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.
New Zealand First says the Auditor-General’s report on the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Civilianisation Project is a damning indictment on the failed defence policies of the National-led Government.
New Zealand First calls on the Government to accept the United States offer of military assistance to help rebuild the Air Forces’ combat wing.
New Zealand First says the Government’s announcement of a pay rise for Defence personnel, coupled with a rise in rents to market rates, will make recruitment and retention issues worse.
New Zealand First says the resumption of military exercises between New Zealand and the United States will have positive outcomes for the region.
New Zealand First says Government cuts in the Budget of up to $400 million a year from the Defence Force will increase the risk faced by frontline personnel.