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John Key’s $22m Budget reveal: New cybercrime unit to tackle online espionage

Prime Minister John Key has unveiled plans to spend $22.2m from this month’s Budget on a unit to battle cybercrime and online espionage.

Known as the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the unit will “enable a significant advancement in the country’s cyber security infrastructure”, said Communications Minister Amy Adams today.

News of the unit was announced by Prime Minister John Key in a speech made in Auckland this morning to a cyber-security summit.

05/05/2016 15:12

Wellington flooding: Four rescued from trapped cars in Porirua

Four people have had to be rescued from cars trapped by flooding in Porirua this morning.

Rain is easing in the region, and all roads that were closed have re-opened, but there is still surface flooding in some parts of the city.

The fire service say it attended more than 50 callouts between 9am and midday.

Two welfare centres have been set up for anyone who can’t get home.

Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu [hoe-car-maow ngar-hyoo] says already 14 people have come to the Horouata [horr-oh-are-ta] marae.

She says it’s a dry, warm place with food that people can come to while they wait to go home

The other welfare centre is at Titahi Bay School

05/05/2016 15:10

Judith Collins hits out at Phil Goff over claims of community stations closure

Police Minister Judith Collins and the police have spoken out against claims that community stations in Auckland and the rest of the country will close, saying that is incorrect.

NZME had reported that sources within NZ Police had claimed there are plans for the 16 to at least temporarily shut their doors and that some may never re-open.

According to NZME, information provided by independent sources and also by Labour MP and Auckland Mayoral candidate Phil Goff claimed that “police may be under pressure to reduce their footprint and under pressure to close stations”.

22/04/2016 10:20

Liquor store worker: ‘I don’t want to die’

A Rotorua liquor store has beefed up its security after a man threatened staff and swung a hammer at its manager, who feared he would die before seeing his unborn child.

The incident happened at Liquor Spot on Brookland Rd last November and a copy of Judge Phillip Cooper’s sentencing notes and summary of facts was released yesterday to the Rotorua Daily Post.

Tamati Rewi Taukamo, 24, was sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment after admitting charges of possessing an offensive weapon, behaving threateningly and assault, as well as a charge of disorderly behaviour in relation to a separate incident.

The summary states Taukamo tried to steal two cans of Codys, was confronted by manager Nobin Jose and another staff member and left the store.

21/04/2016 12:06

Four robberies in two days blamed on ‘out-of-towners’

The latest robbery, at Waihi’s Mobil service station, occurred in the early hours of the morning.

Waihi police are investigating the break-in at the town’s Mobil service station, the fourth business to be targeted in Eastern Waikato over the past two days.

Waihi police sergeant Aaron Fraser says police are currently at the scene investigating the burglary of the Mobil, which occurred at about 3am today.

“A male has forced his way into the service station and taken a small amount of cigarettes, a small amount of cash and some petrol vouchers.”

The burglary is now the fourth to occur in the Eastern Waikato in two days after the Z petrol station in Ngatea was targeted by a group of robbers – one armed with an iron bar about 4.20am Monday – while a Caltex service station in Matamata was the target of a smash and grab 10 minutes later.

19/04/2016 11:56

Burglary exclusive: Explore burglary patterns in your area

This week the Herald will investigate burglaries across the country in the most in-depth series on the subject ever done in New Zealand. Over five days we will examine where burglaries happen, talk to victims, burglars and the police and find out how you can protect your home and business. In part one we look at which areas are the most burgled and ask why so many crimes are unsolved.

07/03/2016 10:34

CCTV watching notorious Otago Uni party street, more cameras likely


The University of Otago is eyeing up more CCTV for Dunedin’s student quarter, following confirmation it was behind a camera watching a popular party street.

A CCTV camera, installed on a University-owned building on Albany St in early February, was monitoring Hyde St — home to the annual keg party.

However many students on the street were not aware of the camera, despite The Office of the Privacy Commissioner recommending people be made aware of CCTV, while others expressed concern over it watching their every movement.

03/03/2016 12:13

Smart CCTV and the Internet of Things: 2016 trends and Predictions

We are entering an era where billions of devices will be able to collect and transmit data via the internet, so much so that Gartner recently forecasted that there will be 6.4 billion connected ‘things’ used worldwide in 2016.

The hype around the IOT (Internet of Things) and smart technologies is building at a phenomenal pace, it has become the buzzword of all buzzwords within the t media and the bandwagon is set to keep on rolling, with everyone from car makers to home appliance companies hoping to ride on its success.

Despite its hype, smart, connected products do represent a very real and practical step forward in how to connect disparate machines and widely dispersed data. As companies begin to understand the value of IoT, the focus will increasingly shift towards evaluating IoT technology via the underlying principles that guide most businesses today, focusing on improving productivity and efficiency and generating a return on investment. Commercial IoT solutions in the enterprise space will gain traction and businesses will be start to monetise the mass of data that IoT devices can provide.

As the evolution of the physical security industry has shown us, consumer and IT technology has had a profound effect on driving innovation and change with the security industry, HDTV, H264 compression and Power over Ethernet being notable examples. With this in mind the Internet of Things is also set to have profound ramifications on the security and video surveillance industry.

01/03/2016 13:37

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Certification - Computer Based Testing Arrives in NZ

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ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2016

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 30th November 2015 via video conference between Auckland and Wellington. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:


Scott McNaughton



Dean Kidd



Ngaire Kelaher PSP®



Lincoln Potter PSP®


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