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DEFSEC Media is New Zealand's defence, security and fire B2B/B2G publishing group. Our leading magazines, NZ Security, Fire NZ - and our latest title - Line of Defence, are read by key business, government and military decision makers. This website is the online home of cutting-edge content from each of our titles.


Write for us

We welcome unsolicited feature and news articles. If you are interested in writing for us, contact the editor with a pitch via the form below or send your article submission to the editor via email.


Please note:

  • We are a group of New Zealand publications. We publish independent news and analysis in relation to issues and products of relevance to New Zealand’s defence and national security, public and private security, and fire protection sectors.
  • Apart from our in-house content, our readers benefit from content submitted to us by leading New Zealand and international academics, policy makers, business leaders, industry insiders, researchers and practitioners.
  • Please note that we do not offer remuneration/compensation for submitted articles.
  • Articles should be as independent as possible. ‘Advertorial’ material that overtly promotes a business’s products/services will not be accepted unless it is accompanied by paid advertising. 
  • Please indicate which of our publications you wish your article to appear in: Line of Defence Magazine, NZ Security Magazine, or Fire NZ Magazine.
  • If accepted, your article will appear in both the print and digital editions of the nominated magazine as well as on the Defsec Media website.
  • News article submissions should range between 400 and 800 words, while feature articles are generally 800 to 1,600 words. We recommend pitching your article idea to the editor via the form below prior to submitting a draft.
  • If you are emailing a complete article to us, please submit as a Microsoft Word document rather than a PDF or other file type. Please include a brief bio of up to 50 words stating your experience, current academic, professional or employment affiliation, location, as well as a good quality profile photo and any good quality images relevant to your article.
  • Please indicate whether or not you have also submitted your article for consideration by another publication.
  • We will contact you within three days of receiving your pitch or submission to advise you whether it is of interest to us.
  • If accepted, your article may undergo an editing process to ensure it meets Defsec Media’s editorial guidelines.


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New magazine completes the picture

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

DEFSEC media has announced the impending launch of its latest magazine title, Line of Defence, in February 2016. The new magazine will break new ground as New Zealand’s only business magazine for the defence, national security and foreign policy sectors. Read more

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