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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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Automation & Electronics

Securing the future: Hills’ digital transformation

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 2018

Major security technology distributor Hills Limited is looking boldly into the future – undertaking a major re-engineering of its digital customer experience, announcing new key appointments, revitalising its Auckland trade centre and getting serious on enterprise solutions.


Exclusive Interview: Ron Mark, New Zealand's Minister of Defence

Line of Defence, Summer 2017/18

In this exclusive interview, Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, outlines the new Government’s priorities for Defence and how it plans to work with NZ's defence industry.


GA-ASI SeaGuardian: The flexible air surveillance solution

Line of Defence, Summer 2017/18

In this profile of the MQ-9B SeaGuardian, AVM (Retd) Warren Ludwig of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems introduces this formidable FASC contender.


1997 report on NZ’s security industry: Constants and change

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 2018

A two-decade-old report sheds intriguing light on the state of New Zealand’s security industry in 1997. Does the industry of today remain, well, stuck in the ‘90s?

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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


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.


Australian business act to protect people in crowded places

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

After attending a ANZCTC Business Advisory Group meeting in Sydney, ASIS NZ Chair and Auckland Live security head, Dean Kidd, sees big potential for a public-private approach to terror resilience.

John Battersby: What’s the future for terrorism?

Line of Defence, Spring 2017


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


Do body-worn cameras discourage undesirable behaviour?

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2017

Does the deployment of BWCs actually reduce the threat of aggressive behavior towards guards and frontline enforcement staff? We take a look at two key studies.

Weaponised acid attacks in London on the rise

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Missing Taser calls security into question

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017


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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