NZ faces 6 'security problems'

  • 05/11/2015
Prime Minister John Key (Simon Wong/File)
Prime Minister John Key (Simon Wong/File)

New Zealand has six "security problems" to be worried about, according to newly released documents.

Under the Official Information Act, the New Zealand Herald was provided a list of the threats by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

"We think there are six security problems that you should really worry about," Prime Minister John Key and Attorney-General Chris Finlayson were told in the documents.

"The threats facing New Zealand are real and are undoubtedly growing (not least the risks of onshore violent extremism and cyber security). Some of these threats we have never seen before."

1. Violent extremism in New Zealand and by New Zealanders

2. Loss of information and data

3. Hostile intelligence operations in and against the country

4. Mass arrivals

5. Trans-national organised crime

6. Instability in the South Pacific

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