Govt invests $20bil in NZ Defence Force

Heta Gardiner

E rua tekau piriona tāra te wāriu o te rautaki mō Te Ope Kātua te hura ake e te Minita Take Waonga, e Gerry Brownlee i te rā nei. He kaupapa e hāngi hito nei te titiro ki te wawao i te tāwai kikino mā runga i te ipurangi. 

Hei tā Brownlee, “The white paper outlines a 15-year modernisation plan, worth nearly $20 billion dollars to ensure that the defence force has all the capabilities it needs, for all of New Zealand's defence challenges.”

Koia nei te whakaputanga o ngā rautaki mō te rōpū tauā o Aotearoa.  Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa ka whai hua i te pūtea nei. Ko…

  • Te whakapiki i ngā rauemi hono i te moana ki tātahi
  • Te whakawhānui i ngā karu manaaki i te rangi
  • Te whakawhānui i ngā rauemi manaaki patu ipurangi
  • Me te whakapiki i te tokomaha o ngā hoia arotake korero.

Hei tā te Pirimia a John Key, “What we're trying to do through the white paper process is make knee jerk reactions, in a sort of ad hock vaccum, and take a much more holistic long term approach.”

I whakatakotoria te arotake penei i mua tata nei, i te tau 2010. Ko te take i kōkiritia tēnei momo aromatawai, he mōhio nō te tāhūhū, i ngā nekeneketanga rerekē o te ao, ki ngā tau kua hori.

Engari e ai ki te Minita Kaupapa Waonga o mua a Phil Goff. He kiko kore te whakaputanga nei, “This white paper is essentially a list of generalities.”

Me te aha, ko te pātai ia, kei hea ngā rautaki ki te whakapakari i ngā hōia.

“Just last month, the auditor general said that what is holding up the utilisation of our assets is a significant shortfall in skills and in capabilities. This is a huge problem, and nothing in the white paper suggests how it will be addressed,” hei tā Goff.

Ko te mahere nei ka toro tae noa ki te tau 2030.