The key bit for this forum is the closing paragraphs:
NZ First's coalition agreement with Labour includes an agreement to "re-examine the Defence procurement programme within the context of the 2016 Defence Capability Plan budget".
New Defence Minister Ron Mark said today that his party had been concerned about the type of expenditure and agreements entered into under the previous Government.
"We will run a ruler over that, stay within the allocation that exists, but seek to get better quality decisions...I really want to see where they are up to."
Ok so the interpretation of what is meant by 'the allocation that exists' is unknown, but for the likes of the FAMC & FASC projects are almost too big & well publicised to simply downgrade so I don't think they'll change too dramatically - I'm not saying they won't make some stupid choices, but given NZ First's fairly constructive Defence statements before the election I wouldn't expect them to now do a 180, even allowing for coalition agreements! Thye have stated they thought National was gold-plating the NZDF, well actually we know they were simply trying to keep them relevant, and NZF is giving themselves the wriggle room to allow agreement with National's decisions where it suits!
That link for a 35 page pdf file download worked if you deleted the word link off the pdf bit. It shows the structure of the MOD and NZ Defence Force as well with names and titles etc. A lot in there. "Released under the Official Information Act 1982" Although some paragraphs have been blacked out up to whole pages! Too sensitive to release.
"The most significant upcoming investments on the Defence Capital Plan are the Future Air Surveillance and Future Air Mobility capability projects, with a combined indicative capital investment of XXXXX about by the mid 2020s."