7) At the height of its interest in Soviet espionage activities, the NZSIS had some 15 officers concerned with Soviet and Soviet bloc activity.
He accepted that he NZSIS was justified in its counter-subversion activities.
In 1976 the Chief Ombudsman asked how the Police and the NZSIS would co-operate on terrorism matters.
World events since September 2001 have reinforced the idea that countering terrorism is a primary task for the NZSIS.
When the NZSIS was establish, the controls on its activities were basic.