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Opening of Pipitea House, 2011

Opening of Pipitea House, 2011

Prime Minister John Key (left) and Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), are shown here at the opening of Pipitea House in Wellington, in May 2011. The new building housed much of New Zealand's intelligence community. Included were the GCSB, the National Assessments Bureau (NAB), the Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG) and the Security and Risk Group (SRG). The CTAG is an interdepartmental group that assesses terrorist and criminal threats to New Zealand. It includes representatives from the Police, the GCSB, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), the New Zealand Defence Force, Maritime New Zealand and the New Zealand Customs Service. The SRG is a small organisation that works with government agencies, local authorities and national security organisations to identify, assess and plan for security risks.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Intelligence services - New Zealand goes it alone, 1984 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34081/opening-of-pipitea-house-2011 (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012