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NZ Security Association newsletter – July 2020

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our July 2020 newsletter. Whilst we have seen a return to some degree of normality in our personal and business lives, the reality is that Covid-19 will have far reaching ramifications for the New Zealand economy, and many of us personally, for many years to come. The second extension of the […]
02/07/2020 09:00

Government announces apprenticeship support programme and targeted training and apprenticeship fund

The government has announced an Apprenticeship Support Programme targeted at initiatives that will help employers to retain and bring on new apprentices. This follows on from another announcement earlier this month that provides a 100% fee subsidy for qualifying vocational education programmes, including the electrical engineering and electronic sector. These programmes will provide benefit to […]
17/06/2020 14:52

NZSA launches Good Practice Guidelines for Security Services in New Zealand

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Good Practice Guidelines for Security Services in New Zealand. On the 18th November 2011 Security Officer Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal commenced employment with CNE Security and was assigned to work at a construction site in Henderson. Tragically he was not to return home from his first night […]
17/06/2020 08:13

NZSA launches a new member benefit: NZSA Speak Up Line

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NZSA Speak Up Line. The NZSA Speak Up Line is free to members and provides access to a confidential service where staff can report issues such as bullying, sexual harassment, poor employment conditions, illegal practices such as theft or drug dealing and other matters of concern […]
11/06/2020 15:28

The New Threat – Protecting Data Anywhere, Anytime

With the Covid-19 virus nearly extinguished from our shores New Zealand businesses need to be careful they are not exposed to another nasty threat – cyber intrustions. Most kiwi businesses had to rapidly redeploy staff to work from home and many have drawn on quickly acquired IT services to accommodate this move. These actions can […]
09/06/2020 14:13

NZSA Covid-19 Security Update – Government Funding and Tax Support

The government has recently announced further changes to the Wage Subsidy Scheme and Extension as well as introducing small business cashflow loans and tax support measures. We have provided a brief summary below but advise those members who have been severely impacted by Covid-19 to seek specialist advice on the assistance measures available.   Wage […]
08/06/2020 11:02

NZSA announces final Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Keisha Rihari

Congratulations to our final Covid-19 Guardian Award winner: KEISHA RIHARI Keisha has been recognised for her outstanding work in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation in a Northland bank. Just after the opening of a bank in Kaitaia a customer entered in an agitated state. Keisha spotted that they had a knife hidden on the inside […]
05/06/2020 12:17

New Zealand Security Awards 2020 – nominations now open

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 New Zealand Security Awards are now open. For further information about the Awards event, nomination criteria and the nomination form please see the events page on our website. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Please note that all nominations must be registered […]
04/06/2020 11:35

NZSA announces Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Anton Kritzinger

Congratulations to our Covid-19 Guardian Award winner: ANTON KRITZINGER Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lock-down. The nomination from his employer Armourguard highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for security guards undertaking their work. Allen […]
04/06/2020 11:32

Welcome to ASIS New Zealand

ASIS New Zealand is part of ASIS Region 39 which also includes the South Pacific and Papua New Guinea. There are over 100 members of ASIS International based in New Zealand.

ASIS International, with more than 34,000 members in 145 countries worldwide, is the pre-eminent international organisation for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, lawyers, and police officers, are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions. 





***Please click here for the Official Unit Against COVID-19 NZ Government Website***

***New Zealand Security Awards  - Click here for more information and online nominations***

*** ASIS New Zealand Chapter Prize Draw for GSX+ 2020 - Click here for more information***


Chapter News and Updates

There has been some exciting changes that affect both current and potential members so don't miss out! Click here to be added to our mailing list. Click here for the latest newsletter, invitation or update.

Chapter meetings are currently run via Zoom during lunchtime sessions. Keep an eye out for your meeting invitations and the updates on the meetings page.


Meetings and events 

***We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. As always, ASIS remains your trusted partner all year long—so please know that you can register for ASIS events with confidence. Attendance via Zoom will be available for all meetings and events***

Click here for ASIS New Zealand meetings and special events page.

To ensure you receive email notifications for up and coming events please click here to be added to the mailing list.



ASIS Certification  - News and Study Groups  

Do you want to achieve an ASIS International Certification but not sure how? Look no further! Join a study group regardless of your region and get the support you need to achieve your goal.

Auckland based study groups and a Wellington based study group is currently underway and can be accessed via Skype or conference call and online - SO NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE IN YOU CAN STILL BE PART OF THE STUDY GROUP. If you are interested is completing the PSP, PCI or CPP certification programme and would like to be part of a virtual study group regardless of your region or would like to initiate one please click here with the subject line 'Study Group' for further details.

If any other members or nonmembers wish to learn more about certification programs offered by ASIS, please reach out to one of the executive to explore how we as ASIS can facilitate or support your professional development.

Click here for more information on the range on certifications available



Women in Security

The ASIS New Zealand WIS Chapter Liaison is Dee Wakelin supported by Ngaire Kelaher however, ASIS depends on volunteers within the Chapters to present programs, plan events and just generally get the word out about how they support, inspire and promote security professionals within the industry.  The Council Global Liaison Committee hosts regular meetings to assist and share information among ASIS Liaisons. If you would like to help or get involved in any way contact please click here.


Young Professionals Liaison

The ASIS New Zealand YP Chapter Liaisons are Curtis Boag and Tylor West of Securitek NZ. The YP Liaison is interested in the identification and recruitment of Young Professionals within the chapter, the coordination of YP communications and events within the chapter, and the bridging of chapter YPs with the larger ASIS community. If you would like to connect with our representatives please click here. 


Not yet an ASIS International member?

To become an ASIS New Zealand member you must be an ASIS International member. Click here to find out further information regarding ASIS International membership. 


ASIS New Zealand Subscriptions

New Zealand Chapter subscription membership runs from the 1st Jan until the 31st December. Click here to find out further information on chapter subscription. Please ensure your ASIS International membership is up to date when renewing your chapter subscription. Click here for ASIS International renewal information.

For any invoicing or payment inquiries please email [email protected]


ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2020

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its 2018 Annual General Meeting on the 6th December 2019 and the following were elected as the Executive Committee:


Ngaire Kelaher CPP® PSP®



Andy Gollings



Dee Wakelin



Caroline Halton


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