Our values

We exist and are mandated in legislation to protect New Zealand as a free, open and democratic society. Our values are important to us.

Collaborative: We are stronger together.

Driven: We go the extra mile.

Self-aware: We understand our impact. We own our behaviour.

Courageous: We walk towards the challenge.

Positive: We are constructive.

Respect: We respect the role that each individual plays in the organisation. We value diversity in all its forms, including in thought and approach. We treat each other with dignity.

Integrity: We act lawfully and ethically. We are accountable for our actions – both personally and organisationally. We act professionally and with respect. 

Commitment: We are committed to our purpose. We are committed to excellence – recognising the contribution of our tradecraft to national security. We are committed to our customers – recognising that our success is measured in their terms. We are committed to our stakeholders – the Government and people of New Zealand.

Courage: We face facts, tell it how it is and are prepared to test our assumptions. We have the courage to make the right decisions at the right time even in the face of adversity. We are prepared to try new things while managing the risk of failure. We perform at pace and are flexible and responsive to change.