Wellington Scoop

Homes evacuated on Tinakori Road after police find an “unattended item”

A false alarm closed part of Tinakori Road for an hour this morning. Police found what they called an “unattended item” on the street. They couldn’t bring themselves to name it, but they evacuated more than a hundred houses – including the Prime Minister’s residence – and set up cordons. The Prime Minister’s office later identified the item as a briefcase.

News from NZ Police at 12.08pm
Police have established that there are no issues with the unattended item found on Tinakori Road this morning.

Cordons were in place along part of the road as a precaution.

The road is now open.

Police appreciate the patience and understanding shown by local residents and businesses.

News from NZ Police at 11.30am
Police are asking the public to avoid Tinakori Road in Wellington.

Police have been made aware of an unattended item on Tinakori Road around 10:50am today and as a precaution there are cordons in place while the situation is assessed.

The road has been evacuated between 110 and 246 Tinakori Road, between Hill and Molesworth Streets, and the public are asked to avoid the area until further notice.