The regionalisation of New Zealand's territorial forces, 1999-2005 : [a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Defence Studies at Massey University, 2011]
The following is a review of the structural changes which were made to New Zealand's Territorial Forces (TF) between 1999 and 2005. These administrative reforms, often referred to as the regionalisation process, are studied with reference to four relevant Army General Staff Directives (1999, 2000, 2002 & 2005) which detail both the intent of the initiatives and their outcomes. Commentary is also provided by a number of Army officers who were either directly involved with formulating these changes or have been members of the TF at the time or since. Discussion is further framed by reference to proximate trends in the international defence and security environment, relevant reserve component policies in other nations (particularly Australia and the US) and by social, economic and political influences within New Zealand itself.