From AP, :
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Islamic extremists with links to international terror groups are believed to be using New Zealand as a safe haven, the nation’s top spy agency has warned.
Security Intelligence Service Director Richard Woods said in his annual report to Parliament that “increased vigilance and effort” was needed to ensure the country was neither the victim nor source of international terrorism.
“From the service’s own investigations we assess that there are individuals in, or from, New Zealand who support Islamic extremist causes,” Woods wrote.
The developments “indicate attempts to use New Zealand as a safe haven from which activities of security concern elsewhere can be facilitated and/or the involvement of people from New Zealand in such activities.”