Three agencies form the core of the NZIC: the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB); the National Assessments Bureau (NAB) within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC); and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS). The Intelligence Co-ordination Group (ICG), also within DPMC, assists the intelligence agencies in the co-ordination of their work.
The New Zealand Defence Force also has intelligence capabilities in the Directorate of Defence Intelligence, in Geoint New Zealand as well as in the individual services. A range of other New Zealand government departments and agencies have intelligence units, notably New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Customs Service, and Immigration New Zealand. The core NZIC works with these other intelligence units, and the wider New Zealand government sector, to ensure the security of New Zealand and promote New Zealand’s interests.
Securing New Zealand's Future
Te Tari Whakamau Irirangi
GCSB ensures the integrity and confidentiality of government information, collects foreign intelligence bearing on New Zealand’s interests, and assists other New Zealand government agencies to discharge their legislatively mandate
Te Ranga Tātari Take
NAB produces intelligence assessments on events and developments that bear on New Zealand’s interests to help inform government decision making. NAB is also responsible for promoting excellence in intelligence analysis across the New Zealand government.