Wikileaks cables Illegal in NZ?

Today the Sunday Staff Times obtained early copies of 8 wikileaks cables from the US Embassy in New Zealand and has put a copy of them online on it’s website.

Usual frank stuff but I notice that the 08WELLINGTON356 explicitly names the “Deputy Director of New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)” which is illegal as explained by the Ministry of Justice site:

Apart from the name of the Director of Security, it is an offence to publish certain information regarding the identity of members of the NZSIS or that a person is connected in any way with a member of the NZSIS

It will be interesting to see if the SST gets prosecuted.

UPDATE : Philip Lyth points towards the 1969 legislation which specifies a $1000 fine for publishing the name. Possible this has increased in later amendments.