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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.


 

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New Chair for NZ Defence Industry Association

Posted 8/3/2017

In an update emailed to New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) members today, acting executive officer Bernie Diver communicated the recent election of new board members and the appointment of Scott Arrell as the Association’s new Chair.

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Release of Australian Military sales equipment catalogue

Posted 7/3/2017

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017: In a move set to benefit local Defence suppliers, Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne released the first Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue on 17 February.

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GA-ASI Launches Team Reaper Australia

Posted 7/3/2017

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has announced the launch of its Team Reaper Australia solution to the Project Air 7003 requirement, together with Australian teammates Cobham, CAE Australia, Raytheon Australia, and Flight Data Systems.

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NZ condemns North Korea’s missile launches

Posted 6/3/2017

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned in the strongest terms the launch of multiple missiles by North Korea on 06 March.

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NZDF to counter piracy and trafficking

Posted 5/2/2017

The NZDF has sent a 55-member contingent and an Air Force P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft to the Middle East to join an international partnership against piracy and people and drug trafficking. 

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Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Posted 22/1/2017

New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) exercise.

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simPRO and NZSA partner to benefit members

Posted 21/11/2016

simPRO Software has partnered with the NZSA to deliver a suite of job management solutions and training to NZSA members. The partnership will offer financial concessions to members including free licensing options for simPRO Service and concessions on simPRO Enterprise, the company’s flagship cloud-based job management solution.

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InternetNZ welcomes NetSafe as approved agency

Posted 21/11/2016

InternetNZ has welcomed NetSafe to its new role as "approved agency" under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. “The Internet has enabled much easier communication and sharing. This creates significant benefits, but also some risks and challenges,” said InternetNZ's Chief Executive Jordan Carter.

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New Defence Capability Plan released

Posted 18/11/2016

On Tuesday, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the Defence Capability Plan 2016, detailing the $20 billion investment in capability needed out to 2030. The Plan is the next step in delivering on the Defence White Paper, released in June.

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Minister of Defence Industry Awards Announced

Posted 18/11/2016

The recipients of the annual Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence for 2016 have been announced by Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, with Hawker Pacific NZ, MetOcean Solutions and Kongsberg Defence Systems each winning categories.

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Cyber Security Skills Taskforce established

Posted 8/11/2016

Communications Minister Amy Adams announced the establishment of a Cyber Security Skills Taskforce to address the shortage of cyber professionals in New Zealand. The Taskforce will focus on increasing the number of cyber professionals to help defend against cyber attacks, which cost the NZ economy $257 million last year.

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Intelligence and Security Bill safeguards could go further

Posted 3/11/2016

The NZ Law Society supports the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, but says safeguards could go further. 

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Trans-Tasman collaboration on cyber security

Posted 3/11/2016

New Zealand and Australia are working together on practical initiatives to boost trans-Tasman cyber security, according to Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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Legislation enables Police to recover vetting costs

Posted 1/11/2016

According to Police Minister Judith Collins, NZ Police will soon be able to recover the cost of vetting services, with the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament.

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Official crime stats for September 2016 released

Posted 1/11/2016

According to Police Minister Judith Collins, the official crime statistics for September 2016 show that Police recorded 1,390 more victimisations for the month compared to the same month last year. 

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