In early May 2019, and partly as a result of the accelerating impacts of climate change, a loose association of
independent analysts determined that there was a need to highlight what we perceive to be significant national security
risks and strategic vulnerabilities inherent within New Zealand’s current defence policy.
The resulting independent assessment, which is attached to this e-mail, is submitted for the consideration of New
Zealand and its government. We hope that it will stimulate what we consider to be vitally important conversations about
the future of New Zealand defence policy.
42 Group is not associated with any nation’s government, any government body, or any lobby group. It is self-funded and
has no specific political affiliation.
Kia pai, kia whakapehapeha, kia rite.