Aotearoa New Zealand’s first National Security Strategy has been launched on 4 August 2023.
Secure Together Tō Tātou Korowai Manaaki will guide New Zealand’s approach to national security over the coming years.
It embeds the lessons of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the attacks on Christchurch masjidain, and sets a vision for New Zealand’s national security that promotes a focused, integrated, and inclusive approach.
Secure Together reflects New Zealand’s unique geography, history, and values as a basis for how the country can navigate a more contested and disrupted world.
The Strategy underscores the importance to New Zealand of a peaceful, stable, and resilient Pacific, and recognises the value that close international partnerships contribute on every security challenge that we face. It acknowledges our commitment to human rights, the rule of law, and te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi.