The highly secretive meeting being held in Queenstown this
weekend is a gathering of intelligence and security agencies related to
the Five Eyes spying network, the Herald understands.
Among the people believed to be attending are Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) director James Comey and Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) director Mike Pompeo.
It is understood about 15 agencies which carry out intelligence for
Five Eyes – the spying partnership of the United States, Australia,
Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand – are attending the
In a statement released yesterday, a spokesman for Prime
Minister Bill English confirmed a number of senior officials were coming
for a conference hosted by the Government, but would not reveal what
the conference was.