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


Fire news and features

Fire Safety Review a slow burner - industry input urged

FEATURES: Fire NZ, September 2015

NZ Fire Protection Association chief executive Keith Blind warns the NZ fire industry has become far too apathetic about its own future -  if an MBIE questionnaire on issues impacting fire safety is anything to go by. Read more

Ambo-fire dispatch glitch sorted

FEATURES: Fire NZ, September 2015

News that important messages from St John had been lost on four occasions wasn’t escalated to national level at the NZ Fire Service until five months after the first occurrence, raising serious concerns. Read more

Fire science funding at risk - research advances slowed

FEATURES: Fire NZ, May 2015

Keith Newman believes the world-leading group tasked with research and development of tools to assist with the science of rural firefighting could have achieved far more than it has, if it wasn’t so cash strapped. Read more

Scion’s growing fire toolkit has proven track record

FEATURES: Fire NZ, May 2015

Scion RFRP’s Fire Behaviour Toolkit is now used across the country by fire fighters and fire managers and farmers planning controlled burn-offs, alerting them to conditions and the potential spread path of fire. Read more

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