Protecting New Zealand from Espionage

The Service’s counter-intelligence work involves identifying and investigating clandestine work directed against New Zealand interests by foreign countries or their representatives.

New Zealand’s interests are vulnerable to a range of covert activities. Intelligence officers are sent from foreign countries to pursue objectives which are detrimental to the well-being of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Foreign intelligence organisations also target New Zealand interests elsewhere in the world. Countering threats from espionage and foreign interference remains one of the tasks of the Service.