there's 'no doubt' white supremacy is on the rise
NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Director-General Rebecca Kitteridge spoke on Wednesday at an annual review of the agency, chaired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and with members including Opposition leader Judith Collins.
"There's no doubt that we are seeing an increase in white identity extremism in New Zealand and around the world. That is an unfortunate international trend," Kitteridge told the Intelligence and Security Committee.
"It's not just that type of ideology, but actually, we see a kind of proliferation of different conspiracy theories and a whole range of different ideologies, all of which we need to be open to detecting and investigating."