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DEFSEC Media is New Zealand's defence, security and fire B2B/B2G publishing group. Our leading magazines, Line of DefenceNZ Security and Fire NZ are read by key business, government and military decision makers and influencers. This website is the online home of cutting-edge content from each of our titles.

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Mark Mitchell: Cutbacks, Capabilities, and Acknowledgements

Line of Defence, Autumn 2018

Mark Mitchell, New Zealand National Party Spokesperson for Defence, writes that defence funding earmarked in the 2016 Defence White Paper is vital, yet there are ominous indicators, and avoiding cuts may prove an ongoing ‘arm wrestle’ for Minister of Defence Ron Mark. 

NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE 

Minister: cross-party support and procurement reassurance 

Line of Defence, Autumn 2018

In this exclusive, Hon Ron Mark writes that re-examining the Defence procurement programme is about avoiding rash purchases and making the right calls. 

DEFENCE INDUSTRY

Leonardo’s C-27J Spartan: when capability matters

Line of Defence, Autumn 2018

Leonardo argues the case for its multi-mission tactical airlifter, the C-27J Spartan. A short, austere airstrip specialist, it’s an aircraft that can reach places others can’t.

SECURITY INDUSTRY

HSM Group: Cutting to the core of success

NZ Security, Apr/May 2018

With new industry qualifications for technicians to launch soon, NZQA training will be welcomed throughout the industry, including by Hawkes Bay’s HSM Group.

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

China’s Strategic Outlook: Expanding its footprint or finding its feet?

Line of Defence, Summer 17/18

In this Line of Defence interview, Marc Lanteigne, Senior Lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies explores the notion of whether China is an ‘expansionist’ power.

The hushed politics of foreign interference

Line of Defence, Summer 17/18

BORDER SECURITY

International Customs Day celebrated with Hawk V launch

Line of Defence, 26 Jan 2018

NZ Customs has celebrated International Customs Day with the official launch of its new patrol vessel, the Hawk V. The 18 metre catamaran was commissioned by Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

HOMELAND SECURITY

What have security services learnt from recent terrorist events?

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 2018

Jason Spivey, Managing Director of Tristate Group Pty Ltd, suggests that security services in the Commonwealth Games host state have learnt very little from international terror attacks.

CYBER SECURITY

NZDF and Cyber Warfare: Offence, Defence and Deterrence

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

We ask Dr Joe Burton of Waikato University, about how NZ is positioned in relation to cyber warfare, finding that among the challenges are opportunities.

NZ needs cultural shift to keep data safe

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

PUBLIC SECURITY

An officer’s perspective on body-worn cameras

NZ Security, February 2018

Brad Dannefaerd, Managing Director of CERT Systems Limited, draws from his experience as an New Zealand Fisheries Officer to explain what sold him on the technology.

Weaponised acid attacks in London on the rise

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

FIRE PROTECTION

Criminal charges imminent in Grenfell fire negligence

FireNZ, September 2017

In the wake of multiple high-rise tragedies, Keith Newman reviews the tragic consequences of failing to promptly address fire safety concerns.

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