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  • Organisational culture as precipitator to crime
    Features

    Organisational culture as a precipitator to crime

    David Horsburgh PSP PCI CPP writes that an organisational culture that treats customers without respect may lead to violence against staff. It’s something, he argues, that a post-Ashburton review of the MSD security environment failed [...]
  • Employment Relations
    Industry bodies

    Sweeping legislative changes come into effect

    New Zealand Security Association CEO Gary Morrison outlines a number of legislative changes that stand to significantly impact on providers of security services. Over the next few months businesses will be faced with a number [...]
  • Smart city benefits
    Physec

    The benefits of being smart

    As more and more cities look to become ‘smart’, there are opportunities for security providers who are prepared to innovate and to deliver more than just security outcomes, writes Ginger Schlueter in Security Management. Dubai [...]
  • Porous borders
    Aviation Security

    Air Borders – Protected but porous

    Phillip Wood MBE, Head of the School of Aviation and Security at Buckinghamshire New University, writes that although technology is a proven border control enabler, those who use it are the greatest disablers of its [...]
  • Digifort and VST
    Physec

    Enterprise VMS: have it all, build it light, do it right

    Traditional VMS comes with heavy hardware, a high price tag and ongoing costs. Digifort’s globally recognised cutting-edge, open platform solution breaks the mould with a compelling lightweight, high-performance alternative. Established in 1997, VST (NZ) Ltd [...]
  • Ron Mark
    Defence

    Community, Nation, World: Defence stepping up in 2019

    Defence Minister Ron Mark highlights recent work done by the NZDF, indicating Defence Estate focus will follow soon-to-be published Defence Capability Plan. Last year we launched the Coalition Government’s Strategic Defence Policy Statement. In it [...]
  • Zhengyou
    Beyond Pacific

    New Zealand, China, and the limits of friendship

    Whatever the current state of New Zealand – China relations, writes editor Nicholas Dynon, Wellington could do well to stick to sinologists for understanding China and to diplomats for communicating about China. Media coverage of the [...]
  • Crowded places
    Counter-Terrorism

    Christchurch Mosque Attacks: A Tipping Point for New Zealand

    New Zealand is experienced in responding to crises, write Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor (University of Auckland) and Dr Layla Branicki (Macquarie University), but achieving resilience requires a joined-up approach before crises hit. New Zealanders are collectively [...]
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