How well is the SIS looking after NZ?

  • 07/12/2015
How well is the SIS looking after NZ?

By Ryan Bridge

The Security Intelligence Service (SIS) is New Zealand's main domestic and counter-intelligence agency.

A good spy is meant to be invisible; secret snooping, covert surveillance – cloak and dagger stuff.

But occasionally you catch a glimpse of what our spies are up to and in Lower Hutt, it's in a community newspaper.

The SIS is recruiting spies who speak Somali.

There are concerns that within the Somali community of New Zealand, there are supporters of Islamic State or Al Shabab.

So what is the SIS doing to protect New Zealand and what do the experts say about extremists and the risk to our safety?

Watch the video for the full Story report.