2 Jul 2019

Defence Force targets a more diverse military

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 2 July 2019

The Defence Force is aiming to attract a more diverse range of people as current numbers suggest a large proportion still identify as white. Figures given to RNZ show a rise in the number of people identifying as New Zealand European and European from 2003 to 2019, and a fall in the number of Maori in uniform. Our defence reporter, Jonathan Mitchell, asks why.