Lone wolf killers are the most elusive of terrorists, say intelligence sources, as it emerges our spies were yet to finalise a plan to tackle far-right extremism.

It wasn't far off finished, says Andrew Little, who is Minister for the NZ Security Intelligence Agency.

"It was last year they started explicitly doing work on alt-right stuff that was starting to bubble up."

Little recalls the issue coming up mid-2018 at a time when the intelligence community was setting New Zealand's National Intelligence Priorities.


This is the list of risks which pose the greatest threat to New Zealand, reviewed and agreed


Being a spy

The rise of the alt-right

Finding the threat

The 'lone wolf'

Spies rebuilding