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Budget 2016 - NZ Intelligence community

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) received new operating and capital funding of $178.7 million over four years as part of Budget 2016.

Budget 2016 decisions were a result of a two year strategic capability resourcing review which analysed the Government’s security and intelligence requirements and confirmed that significant investment is needed for the NZIC to remain effective.

Vote Communications Security and Intelligence also includes significant funding ($120.2 million over four years) for a major upgrade of the all-of-government high-grade cryptographic infrastructure (CPMI) that ensures classified government communications are secure.

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Speech: Victoria University of Wellington Public Office Holders Lecture Series, June 2016

- 3 June 2016

More information can be found here.

YouTube link is available here.


Opening Remarks, Intelligence and Security Committee

- 8 December 2015

More information can be found here.


NZSIS is proud to be a Connect Smart partner

- 29th June 2015

Connect Smart seeks to raise the profile of cyber security issues in New Zealand and promote good online security behaviour.

For more information about Connect Smart visit the website.


NZSIS is aware of a mobile phone scam

- 29th June 2015

NZSIS is aware of a mobile phone scam telling recipients their phone will be restored once they have paid a fine to NZSIS. For more information about online scams, including advice about how to protect yourself, visit the Department of Internal Affairs anti-spam web page and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Scam Watch website. Report your concerns about online incidents including spam messages, scams and frauds through Netsafe's The Orb website.


Speech: Identity Conference, May 2015

- 18th May 2015

More information be found here


NZSIS transfers second set of Old Police Records to Archives New Zealand

- 14th February 2014

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service has transferred part of its file series known as the Old Police Records to Archives New Zealand. The Old Police Records comprise a unique index of the New Zealand Police Special Branch activities from the period shortly after the Russian Revolution, through the Second World War, and into the early years of the Cold War. This second set OPRs that has been transferred to Archives New Zealand covers the period 1946-1957.

More information be found here


Announcement of New Director of Security, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

- 12th November 2013

More information be found here


Transfer of Old Police Records to Archives New Zealand

- 25th August 2013

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service has transferred part of its file series known as the Old Police Records to Archives New Zealand.

More information be found here.


Commissioner of Security Warrants appointed.

- 8th July 2013

The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of a new Commissioner of Security Warrants. Hon Sir Bruce Robertson.

A copy of the announcement is available from the Beehive website, www.beehive.govt.nz.


Intelligence and Security Inspector-General appointed.

- 8th July 2013

The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of a new Inspector General of Intelligence and Security. Hon Justice Andrew McGechan commenced his appointment on 1 July 2013, following the retirement of Hon Justice Paul Neazor.

A copy of the announcement is available from the Beehive website, www.beehive.govt.nz.


IGIS finds no GCSB breaches, but law not clear.

- 22nd May 2013

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has completed an inquiry into potential breaches of the Government Communications Security Bureau Act (2003). To read the full press release about the enquiry, please see the GCSB website.


Draft intelligence community legislation released.

- 8th May 2013

Prime Minister John Key has released a final draft of legislation to clarify the functions of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), and to strengthen the oversight regime governing New Zealand’s intelligence community.

To view the full press release and a copy of the draft legislation, please see the official website of the New Zealand Government, www.beehive.govt.nz.


Final draft of telco security legislation released

- 8th May 2013

The Government has released the final draft of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill that will modernise telecommunications security legislation.

To view the full press release and a copy of the draft legislation, please see the official website of the New Zealand Government, www.beehive.govt.nz.


PM announces next steps in response to GCSB report.

- 16th April 2013

At his post-Cabinet press conference on Monday 15 April 2013, the Prime Minister announced the Government's intention to amend the GCSB Act and to reform the oversight arrangements for the intelligence community in response to the findings of the Kitteridge report.

View the complete text of the Prime Minister's statement.