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National Security Group (NSG)


The National Security Group provides leadership, advice, support and coordination of the Government’s national security priorities and risks.

The National Security Group provides leadership across New Zealand’s all risks national security community to strengthen national resilience, develop situational understanding, and improve coordination and collaboration on nationally significant issues.

We lead, coordinate and support a risk-based national security system that delivers a secure and resilient New Zealand.

The National Security Group leads advice on matters for national security for:

  • the Prime Minister (who is the Minister for National Security and Intelligence)
  • the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media (on matters associated with cyber security)
  • the Minister Responsible for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
  • the Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau
  • other relevant Ministers.

The National Security Group was previously referred to as the Security and Intelligence Group. The name change occurred in August 2018 to better reflect roles, responsibilities and functions of the group.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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Office of the Chief Executive
Level 8 Executive Wing
Parliament Buildings


(04) 830 5000

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