Andrew Little, the NZ minister in charge of the GCSB and SIS, has signed off more spy warrants since March 15 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Andrew Little, the NZ minister in charge of the GCSB and SIS, has signed off more spy warrants since March 15

The minister in charge of New Zealand's spy agencies, Andrew Little, says he has signed off more surveillance warrants since the Christchurch terror attack on March 15.

But, speaking to the Herald, Little would not say exactly how many people were now being spied on as a result of the attack.

"There is usually between 30 and 40 people at any one time at various states of being either under surveillance or considered for it.

"That number will be bigger now and it will be at various ends of the people-of-interest scale."

Little said he had "authorised new activity", such as surveillance and intrusive activity, since the attack.

But he wouldn't detail numbers or the nature of that activity.

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