The winter issue of Line of Defence magazine is out now!

In this National Security Conference special issue of Line of Defence, we feature a specially curated collection of articles arising from presentations at the recent National Security Conference hosted by Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Special issue guest editor Dr William Hoverd has brought together a fantastic line-up headlined with an address by Justice Minister and Minister Responsible for the GCSB and NZSIS, Hon Andrew Little.

Among the articles, Dr John Battersby discusses counter terrorism in New Zealand, Dr Bryson Pain explains the expanding role of cyber in national security, Josie Pagani looks at the Pacific Reset, Dr Scott Hauger considers the security implications for New Zealand of climate change, Dr Reuben Steff weighs in on North Korea, and that’s just for starters.

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New Zealand Security Awards Dinner – registrations and nominations open now!

The NZSA Security Industry Awards is on again. This time we are at Rydges in Queenstown!

The awards are an opportunity for the security industry to recognise and promote excellence and outstanding service performance among New Zealand security companies. We are once again being hosted by the gorgeous Kerre McIvor. To register or enter a nomination for this exciting event, please go to the Events Page

Rydges have a special accommodation deal for attendees, but hurry, as they will start releasing rooms back to the public from 14th May.  To take advantage of this offer, click here

Security Officer tragically killed

Our deepest sympathies to the family, work colleagues and employer of the security officer tragically killed after being assaulted whilst on duty last night (2nd May 2018)

This is currently a criminal matter and all focus is correctly on contacting the family and supporting those impacted by the loss.

 

NZSA Team

 

Women and Leadership Funding

Fresh round of funding available for Women’s Leadership Development

Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) is excited to announce a new pool of scholarship funding is available for women working in the security sector to undertake a range of leadership development programs.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 for part-time accredited courses that are starting later this year.

Expressions of Interest
Funding is strictly limited and early registration is advised. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to April 27: http://www.womenandleadership.co.nz/scholarships

1997 report on New Zealand’s security industry: Constants and change

In his NZSA CEO’s January newsletter, Gary Morrison wrote of a report unearthed during a recent clean-up of the NZSA’s Takapuna office ahead of the association’s move to Albany. The 28-page Analysis of the New Zealand Security Industry is dated August 1997.

Prepared by three Massey University extramural students undertaking Strategic Management Studies, the purpose of the report was “to analyse the security industry, describe its history and development and predict its long-term future.”

Although the report does not constitute an exhaustive or deeply analytical research output, it nevertheless makes for intriguing reading though a 2018 lens. As Gary wrote in January, reading the paper “it was interesting to reflect on how…..”

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