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New look Kiwi Access card to replace 18+ card from January 2019

The new Kiwi Access Card has enhanced security features, which makes it a secure and reliable form of identification (like the 18+ Card currently). The updated features of the Kiwi Access Card include the use of embossing, micro text, and also braille. To give you a full insight into all the security features and unique […]
18/12/2018 14:26

Summary of key changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018

Below is a summary of the key changes contained in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 that was passed by Parliament last week. The most significant change that came into effect on 13th December 2018 (being the day after Royal Assent) is that businesses must now enter into bargaining for multi-employer collective agreements if asked […]
18/12/2018 14:22

Update on MSD Work Broker Pilot Programme

This ground breaking initiative commenced on the 1st October and sees the NZSA act as the national work broker for the security industry.  Effectively the NZSA works as a recruitment agent – we work with MSD to find candidates with the interest and ability to work in the security industry and then match those candidates […]
07/12/2018 10:24

Two more candidates looking for security work

We have posted two more candidates in our careers page. One through Active Plus looking for a security technician role; and an NZSA  member whose employer is doing a restructure.  He is looking to get into Investigations, Compliance and/or health and safety. Check out their details here!  
15/11/2018 10:33

NZSA Work Broker Programme

Progress in out pilot programme in association with the Ministry of Social Development is going well. To 13/11/18, we have placed 14 MSD clients into employment with our members.  Given the contract commenced 1st October, this is a very pleasing result and one which has exceeded MSD’s expectations and targets. There are a number of […]
13/11/2018 11:37

Candidate looking for security work

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Job Match and Active Plus to advertise candidates looking for security work. We have a new candidate just listed – check out his details here!  
08/11/2018 11:36

Launch of the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)

The New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) has been updated to be more versatile and fit-for-purpose. In collaboration with industry, the new qualification has been modernised, taking into account the new technologies in the market.  This course has now integrated recommended pre-learning unit standards giving learners a well-rounded education. The qualification is still based […]
29/10/2018 08:55

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 120 members of ASIS International in New Zealand.

ASIS International, with more than 35,000 members 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. 


Chapter News and Updates! 

There has been some exciting changes that affect both current and potential members so don't miss out! Click here for the latest 2019 January Chapter update!


Meetings and events 

Click here for ASIS New Zealand meetings and special events page - non ASIS members and guests are encouraged to attend! We have meetings set for February so don't miss out!



Women in Security - Special Event 2nd May 2019! ***SAVE THE DATE***

The “ASIS NZ Women in Security Seminar” is scheduled to take place on the 2nd May 2019. Now in its second year, we continue to encourage the advancement of women working in today’s security world through the exchange of information and establishing collaborative relationships within New Zealand.

Being held at the prestigious Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, we are pleased to present another stunning line-up of local and international thought leaders, strategists and business leaders. Our speakers will provoke innovative thinking and open opportunities to discuss and debate critical issues to today’s changing operational environments.

Key note speakers include Bonnie Butlin and Grant Lecky MSc. CSyP, CBCP, CMCP, CORP. Further speakers to be announced over the coming weeks.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available so click here for a prospectus!

Don’t miss out on the chance to deliver your message and connect with New Zealand’s top Security leaders.

This event has limited spaces with registrations opening on Friday 22nd February 2019!


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.

An Auckland based study group and 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 the study group regardless of your region please email [email protected] with the subject line 'Study Group' for further details.

If you are interested in the new APP certifications we also have a small select study group running specifically for APP - if you are interested in join the Auckland based study group or would like to initiate a study group in your regions for this certification please email [email protected] with the subject line 'APP'. 


Congratulations to Johan Janse van Rensburg of Kiwibank on being selected as the ASIS New Zealand Chapter 148 recipient of the ASIS Foundation CPP Accelerator Scholarship!

This scholarship includes a gift voucher to go online and apply for the ASIS CPP certification at no charge provided you qualify per the certification guidelines to take the exam.
In addition, Nicholas Dynon of DESEC Media will be undertaking the new APP programme and providing an insider’s account of the experience through an article in New Zealand Security Magazine.
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 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 any executive committee member on the contacts page.

Keep an eye out for our annual Women in Security Special Event that will be announced shortly! This event took place in Auckland last year so this year it will be hosted in Wellington - stay tuned for more information coming soon!


Young Professionals Liaison

The ASIS New Zealand YP Chapter Liaison is Sam Wynn. 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 are a young professional withing the ASIS New Zealand Chapter - or you are interested in in joining the New Zealand Chapter and you would like to help or get involved in any way contact any executive committee member on the contacts page.


Not yet an ASIS 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. Click here to find out how to become an ASIS New Zealand member.


ASIS New Zealand Subscriptions

New Zealand Chapter subscription membership runs from the 1st Jan until the 31st December. Click here to pay your local chapter subscription online via paypal or direct credit. 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 2019

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


Andrew Thorburn



Ngaire Kelaher CPP® PSP®



Dee Wakelin



Caroline Halton


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