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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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A new framework for Defence – Industry partnerships

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

NZDF Chief Joint Defence Services Charlie Lott addressed a recent New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) members meeting in Auckland about managing Defence-Industry relationships and the new NZDF Framework for External & Industry Engagement. We cover the highlights of his presentation.


C-130J Super Hercules: Multi-mission master

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

Senior Lockheed Martin figures provide their perspectives on this latest iteration of the world’s most iconic tactical airlift platform and what it offers in the NZ context.

New sniper and anti-materiel weapons for NZDF

Defsec Media, 19 October 2017

Defence Estate Regen lessons from Australia? 

Line of Defence, Winter 2017


Loop Technologies: beyond technological obsolescence

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

Loop Technologies has seemingly come from nowhere to gain a high profile in New Zealand’s defence industry. We talk with with director Roger Hurst.

GA-ASI Celebrates 25 Years of excellence

Line of Defence, Winter 2017

The case for surveillance aerostats for NZ

Line of Defence, Winter 2017


Expert insight: the legality and ethics of covert CCTV

NZ Security, Oct/Nov 2017

In this multi-part series, security consultant David Horsburgh will examine misconceptions around the use of covert CCTV, and also some best practice.


The North Korea test for US-China relations

Line of Defence, Winter 2017

As tensions escalate with North Korea, former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp considers whether the rogue state provides the ultimate litmus test for relations between the US and China.

China’s expanding Belt and Road policies

Line of Defence, Winter 2017

Analysis: Genocide Looming in South Sudan?

Line of Defence, Winter 2017


Detector Dogs strengthen ‘offshore disruption’

Line of Defence, Winter 2017 

Detector dogs trained in New Zealand as part of the NZ Customs and Police Fiji Detector Dog Project are disrupting international crime syndicates, writes Nicholas Dynon.


Protecting crowded places from terror attack

NZ Security, Oct/Nov 2017

‘Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism’ puts the onus for threat preparedness on businesses and recommends they engage licensed security consultants.

Towards an economics of terror threat in NZ

Line of Defence, Winter 2017

Australasian terror: a summer snapshot

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 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


Missing Taser calls security into question

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

Recently a Police Taser went missing in Gisborne after a struggle between Police and a group of youths. With Tasers now standard issue, just how secure are they?

Police apprehend IPANZ excellence award

Situation Report, 07 July 2016

New Zealand perspective: Why Safe Cities?

NZ Security, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016


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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