New Zealand is a partner of the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) and meets regularly with Australia to coordinate and maintain effective counter-terrorism arrangements.
All New Zealanders have a responsibility to help detect and prevent attacks in crowded places.
In an emergency everyone should call 111.
If the information is not time-critical, people can report suspicious or unusual behaviour to their local Police by:
- calling New Zealand Police’s non-emergency number 105.
- visiting their nearest Police station.
- calling Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.
Government has the primary responsibility for preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from terrorist attacks or similar incidents in New Zealand.
Owners and operators of crowded places
Owners and operators of crowded places include businesses, event organisers, sports clubs, charities, community groups, religious groups, government agencies and local government.
New Zealand Police
New Zealand Police have responsibilities in both terrorism and protective security. Police leads New Zealand’s response to any domestic terrorism threat, attack or similar incident.
Local government has an important role in the safety and wellbeing of New Zealand communities. This includes helping to protect crowded places from terrorist attack or similar incident.
Private security providers
Private security providers have an important role to protect crowded places.
Everyone who works in, or uses, a crowded place should be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious or unusual behaviour to authorities.