New Zealand — Five Eyes VIPs meeting in Queenstown [Update]

“Due to specific security requirements we cannot comment further at this time. However, as police have pointed out they are not aware of a visit to Queenstown by a current or former head of state.”

 A spokesman for Prime Minister Bill English

Queenstown NZ

The Five Eyes spying network will hold his highly secretive meeting in Queenstown NZ this coming weekend. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

UPDATE APRIL 22 2017 — The plane, with the registration number 10030, was spotted at Wellington Airport on Saturday morning (APRIL 22 2017 ). The tail number reveals the private jet belongs to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency.]

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV Gulfstream IV 10030 Paris – Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB), France 03 April, 2009 — Bruno muthelet

FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown for a top-secret spy conference.


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Mike Pompeo are expected to attend.

Queenstown (Māori: Tāhuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It has an urban population of 14,300. Massive security operation is underway.

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Chris Finlayson — Minister for the Government Communications and Security Bureau (GCSB) and Security Intelligence Service (SIS) — is expected to attend the conference. FBI James Comey met with Finlayson  last March in New Zealand. Australia’s Director-General of Security Duncan Lewis is also expected.

About the “Five Eyes”

The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries, all Anglophone and ruled by a common law legal system, are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.

The origins of the FVEY can be traced back to the post-World War II period, when the Atlantic Charter was issued by the Allies to lay out their goals for a post-war world.

During the course of the Cold War, the ECHELON surveillance system was initially developed by the FVEY to monitor the communications of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, although it is now used to monitor billions of private communications worldwide. [Wikipedia]

re:publica 2015 – Eric King: The Five Eyes secret European allies

Did you know there is an elite intelligence sharing club called SIGINT Seniors Europe working in partnership with the Five Eyes? For 35 years, the club has operated as a “European bazaar” for surveillance, playing games of jurisdictional arbitrage, exploiting secret loopholes in domestic legal frameworks to swap and share data on each others citizens. For the first time we have the information to act, and we must!

Eric King
Privacy International


Revealed: The ‘very, very important’ people coming to NZ — NZ Herald


New Zealand — Five Eyes VIPs meeting in Queenstown

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