4 Oct 2023

New government spy unit triples in size

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 4 October 2023

New Zealand has a new super intelligence spy unit - MI.

It stands for Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Intelligence RNZ can reveal the government's super-ministry has quietly embedded itself in the country's spy agency network, tripling the size and spending of its own dedicated intelligence-gathering arm.

It amounts to secret empire building an alarmed Muslim community says.

Phil Pennington has more.