New Zealand’s first ever National Security Strategy was released in 2023 to guide New Zealand’s approach to national security. 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.