Transnational Organised Crime in New Zealand: Our Strategy 2020 - 2025

Transnational Organised Crime in New Zealand: Our Strategy 2020 - 2025

Date Published: 
September 2020

The Government’s transnational organised crime strategy brings together government agencies to tackle organised crime by setting out a framework for greater coordination and prioritisation of government responses to transnational organised crime across a wide range of crime types.

It focuses on the sophisticated global network of organised criminal groups which target New Zealand, driving the supply of drugs and other illicit commodities.

The Strategy seeks to strengthen capability, improve understanding and raise awareness across relevant government agencies and other partners (including the private sector and local communities) in order to unify, prevent, detect and dismantle organised crime.

An action plan will be developed to prioritise government responses and direct how we will work together with individuals, businesses, and communities to ensure that New Zealand is the hardest place in the world for organised criminal groups to do business.

While the Strategy is focussed on system resilience, legislative settings and ensuring that prevention remains at the forefront of our response, agencies across government are also focussed on building community resilience to the harms associated with organised crime. This includes work by multiple government agencies who are partnering with iwi and local providers in some of our most vulnerable communities to develop responses to the social and economic harms and drivers associated with organised crime. These local responses, combined with targeted enforcement of organised crime groups by agencies, will help improve whānau wellbeing and build whānau and community resilience to organised crime. Read more about the Resilience to Organised Crime in Communities work programme.